The Bucharest Stock Exchange (BVB) announced on Wednesday that the Romanian capital market recorded 2021 as the best year in history which has set a series of new records at the level of several development indicators.
„The cumulative value of transactions with all types of financial instruments on the Regulated Market of BVB exceeded for the first time, the threshold of RON 20 bln, the equivalent of over EUR 4 bln,” said BVB in a press release.
The average daily liquidity for all types of financial instruments registered a new maximum RON 79.4 mln (EUR 16.1 mln) and a new all-time high for BET (over 13,000 points) and BET-TR (over 23,000 points) indices, after increases of 33% and 40%, respectively.
Multiple records were also recorded on AeRO as the capitalization of listed companies increases by 136%, the total trading value by 253%, and the average daily value of transactions by 249%. The first dedicated AeRO index ends the year at 1,052 points.
The capitalization of the local companies listed on the Regulated Market of BVB and AeRO reached the highest level in history and exceeded RON 160 bln.
Romania’s visibility in Emerging Markets indices improved significantly so that by the end of the year, 7 companies were included in the indices of the global provider FTSE Russell.
The number of investors on the stock exchange continued to grow: over 74,000 direct investors, FCI data show at 9 months, and 540,000 investors in mutual funds, according to AAF data at 11 months.
New all-time high for the total value of net assets of privately managed pension funds, where 8.1 million Romanians contribute to Pillar II and III pensions: RON 90 billion at the end of the first 9 months of 2021, according to APAPR data.
BVB has consolidated its fundamental role as a financing platform for the Romanian economy: 23 companies were listed on the stock market in 2021 and attracted financing of RON 234 million, and the 45 bond issues listed on BVB last year exceeded EUR 1.8 billion.