Table ( 26 ): Capital Market Main Indicators
(In LE Millions, unless otherwise stated)
  Apr-04 Jun-04 Jul-04 Aug-04 Sep-04 Oct-04  Nov -04  Dec -04  Jan -05  Feb -05  Mar -05  Apr -05  May -05  Jun -05  Jul -05  Aug -05  Sep -05  Oct -05 Nov-05
Case 30 Index 1/   1441         2362 2568 3508 3910 3918 4187 4289 4829 4841 4815 5477 5622 5551
Monthly Return (%)   2.0         2.9 8.7 36.6 11.5 0.2 6.9 2.4 12.6 0.2 -0.5 13.7 2.6 -1.3
Market Volatility 2/   1.2         1.4 1.0 1.9 2.2 2.9 2.2 1.8 1.5 1.2 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.6
GDRs Index  3/   106         156 179 236 282 287 310 311 360 367 -- 383 404 426
Annual Return (%)   31.5         72.8 124.8 32.0 57.6 60.3 72.8 73.2 100.7 -- -- 125.7 127.5 131.5
Monthly Return (%)             2.5 14.6 32.0 19.5 1.7 7.8 0.3 15.8 2.2 -- 13.9 0.8 1.8
                                       
Market Capitalization 4/ (In LE Billion)   173         224 234 268 297 293 301 305 337 343 344 388 394.4 393.7
In % of GDP  5/   35.7 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0! 41.8 43.6 50.0 55.4 54.6 56.1 56.8 62.8 54.5 54.8 61.7 62.7 62.6
Number of Companies    803         793 795 772 766 761 765 767 770 768 768 765 761 760
                                       
Traded Shares and Securities                                      
Value (In LE millions)   1946         4817 6529 6900 8642 14296 9007 9177 11939 14774 13328 14701 14664 14813
Monthly Change (%)   -43.9         64.1 35.5 5.7 25.2 65.4 -37.0 1.9 30.1 23.7 -9.8 10.3 -0.3 1.0
Annual Change (%)   -62         140 110 124 178 395 142 166 514 663 277 230 399 208
                                       
Net Foreigners Purchases                                      
Value (In US$ millions)   -21         6 77 -43 226 503 34 54 196 -127 -168 28 -21 -16
Volume (In thousand shares)   -1981         -237 11376 -34361 21696 42027 -3861 8236 17920 -648 -18101 457 4418 -2103
In % of Overall Trade   18         21 32 32 27 35 16 40 30 28 28 30 35 35
                                       
Other Indicators                                      
Diffusion Index 6/   49.6         55.7 50.4 63.31 61.5 45.3 48.5 45.7 50.9 -- -- 52.6 51.8 51.9
Price / Earning Ratio *  7/   11.8         15.5 15.6 17.2 19.8 17.6 17.5 16.4 15.2 15.4 16.3 18.7 18.5 19.0
Dividend Yield (%) * 8/   8.5         7.0 6.9 5.5 4.8 5.4 5.1 5.4 5.0 6.4 5.1 4.3 4.0 4.7
Turnover Ratio (%)   1.0         1.9 2.4 2.5 2.8 4.6 2.6 2.8 3.3 3.8 3.6 3.3 3.3 3.5
Source: Cairo and Alexandria Stock Exchange and Capital Market Authority.
* Calculated for the most active 50 companies.
1/ The biggest 30 companies in terms of liquidity and value. Index = 1000  on  1/1/1998.
2/ Calculated as standard deviation of daily returns during the period.
3/ The index is simple average of daily closing prices for eight GDRs listed on the London Stock Exchange. 
4/ Calculated by multiplying outstanding number of shares by their prevailing market prices.
5/ Ministry of Planning revised 2004/2005 GDP figures downward by LE 22 billion to LE 536 billion , while 2005/2006 revised GDP estimates are not published yet. Accordingly, developments in 2005/2006 indicators in relation to GDP should be considered as "under revision".
6/ Average of the index during the month. This index denotes the overall rise in market trend. An index below 50 points signals a partial rise in registered stocks rather than an overall increasing market trend. 
7/ Price / earning ratio, also known as the " Multiple" , is calculated by dividing the market price of each stock by its annual earnings.
8/ Annual dividends / current stock price. 
Source: Cairo and Alexandria Stock Exchange Monthly Bulletin.
1/ Includes Health and Pharmaceuticals, Textiles and Clothing, Electrical equipment and engineering, Media, Trade, Information Technology, Agriculture and Fishing, Paper, Packaging and Plastics, Mills and Storage, Miscellaneous Services, Retailers and Consumer Household Goods.