The value of quoted commercial papers on the FMDQ Exchange stood at N539.22bn at the end of the first quarter of 2023 with the total outstanding value of CPs rising to N669.36bn at the end of the same period.
According to monthly reports from the FMDQ exchange, there has been a sustained increase in commercial papers quotations since the beginning of the year.
Quoted CPs were issued by institutions from various sectors including real estate, financial services, manufacturing, agriculture and health.
In February 2023, the total value of CPs quoted on the FMDQ Exchange was N101.84bn, representing a MoM increase of 22.40 per cent (N18.64bn) from the value of CPs quoted in January 2023.
Quoted CPs were issued by institutions from various sectors including financial services, real estate, manufacturing and construction.
For March 2023, the total value of CPs quoted on the FMDQ Exchange was N354.18bn, representing a MoM increase of 247.80 per cent (N252.34bn) from the value of CPs quoted in February 2023.
Quoted CPs were issued by institutions from various sectors including manufacturing (10), agriculture (4), financial services (4), real estate (2), telecommunications (2), commodities trading (2), and general commerce (1).
As a result, the total outstanding value of CPs increased MoM by 82.76 per cent (N303.11bn) to N669.36bn. In January 2023, CPs with a total value of N113.10bn matured and were redeemed.
Historic data showed that the figures for the first three months of 2023 were higher than the preceding seven months which recorded quoted CPs blow N80bn.
The value of total outstanding value of CPs has also consistently risen since December to N669.36bn at the end of March, which is the latest figure from the FMDQ exchange.