Nairobi Securities Exchange


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Symbol Location Market Cap Status Opening Bell Closing Bell
NSE Nairobi,
$17.91 Billion 9:30 AM 3:00 PM

Nairobi Securities Exchange 2017

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Nairobi Securities Exchange by the Numbers

The Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) is based in Nairobi, Kenya. Below is a break down of key Nairobi Securities Exchange figures.

Market Capitalization

Ranked 59th in Market Capitalization ($17.91 Billion)

Market Cap over Kenya GDP ratio is 39.53%

Kenya Statistics

Ranked 89th in Gross Domestic Product ($45.31 Billion)

Ranked 32nd in Population (40.05 Million People)

Nairobi Securities Exchange is the 59th largest exchange out of the 76 stock exchanges we track. The Nairobi Securities Exchange's Market Capitalization is $17.91 Billion adjusted US Dollars as of March 2017. Although the primary currency used by the Nairobi Securities Exchange is the Kenyan shilling (KSh).

The population in Kenya is approximately 40.05 Million people and the country has a GDP of $45.31 Billion adjusted US Dollars. Kenya ranks 32nd in terms of population and 41st in terms of GDP out of 240 countries and country equivalents.

Market Capitalization to GDP ratio, which when compared to the historic ratio is an indicator that a market is over or under valued, is 39.53%.

† Market Capitalization and Gross Domestic Product are both converted into U.S. Dollars. Data shown here is from March 2017 and is updated yearly.

When is the Nairobi Securities Exchange Open?

Upcoming Holidays

Independence Day December 12, 2017
Christmas Day December 25, 2017
Boxing Day December 26, 2017

Trading Schedule

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Does the Nairobi Securities Exchange close for lunch?

The Nairobi Securities Exchange does not close for lunch. The exchange opens at 9:30 AM and stays open all day until the closing bell at 3:00 PM.

Nairobi Securities Exchange Timezone

The Nairobi Securities Exchange uses the Africa/Nairobi timezone for all listed times. This timezone is currently +03:00. Africa/Nairobi does not observe Daylight Saving Time (DST).

About the Nairobi Securities Exchange

Nairobi Securities Exchange Currency

The Nairobi Securities Exchange trades shares in Kenyan shilling. The official ISO 4217 currency code for Kenyan shilling is KES. The official currency symbol is "KSh". Note that all dollar values listed on this site, such as market cap, are in U.S. Dollars.

Economy and Geography

The Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) is located in Africa and its headquarters is located in Nairobi, Kenya. Companies listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange are primarily Kenya based companies and trade in Kenyan shilling. Companies outside of Kenya would be listed in a different exchange. See the full list of exchanges.

Contact the Nairobi Securities Exchange

In most cases, you will want contact your broker instead of contacting the Nairobi Securities Exchange directly. Most general information about the Nairobi Securities Exchange can be found on the web at

To contact the Nairobi Securities Exchange, you can use the information below:

  • Phone Number: +254 20 2831000
  • Email Address:

What's Next?

Check out the Nairobi Securities Exchange Bell Countdown see when the stock market opens next. All holiday closures are taken into account by our Opening/Closing Bell Countdown. You can even turn on/off an opening and closing bell notification sound.

Learn More: Our Reading List

If you would like to learn more about how the Nairobi Securities Exchange works and learn about investing in general we highly recommend the books listed below. These books are an excellent resource for anyone from first-time day-traders to seasoned investors.

The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham

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The best book on investing ever written. — Warren Buffet

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Trading for Dummies

Whether you just starting to develop plans, investing through a company 401(k), or seeking to shore up your nest egg prior to retirement, this book covers it all.

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