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Statistical Press Release - Investment funds - September 2018

Today, Banco de Portugal publishes statistics, in Table A.23 of the Statistical Bulletin and in BPstat, on the activity of investment funds for the quarter ending in September 2018.

At the end of the third quarter of 2018, the outstanding amount of investment fund shares/units (net value) reached €26.1 billion, €0.4 billion less than at the end of June 2018 (Chart 1).

This fall in investment resulted in a decline of around €0.2 billion in investment in deposits. Additionally, non-financial assets recorded a €0.1 billion reduction, resulting from the sale of real estate, and investment in shares/units issued by foreign investment funds decreased by the same amount. 

Households remained the main investor sector in Portuguese investment funds, holding around 43% of the total outstanding amount of investment fund shares/units at the end of September 2018, recording a €0.3 billion decrease in the amount invested in the third quarter of 2018 (Chart 2).

Next update: 14 Feb. 2019