Nigerian Stock Exchange


Nigeria Flag Nigerian Stock Exchange

Symbol Location Market Cap Status Opening Bell Closing Bell
NSE Lagos,
$31.8 Billion 10:00 AM 4:00 PM

Nigerian Stock Exchange 2018

Nigerian Stock Exchange Table of Contents

Nigerian Stock Exchange by the Numbers

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) is based in Lagos, Nigeria. Below is a break down of key Nigerian Stock Exchange figures.

Market Capitalization

Ranked 52nd in Market Capitalization ($31.8 Billion)

Market Cap over Nigeria GDP ratio is 6.33%

Nigeria Statistics

Ranked 25th in Gross Domestic Product ($502 Billion)

Ranked 8th in Population (154 Million People)

Nigerian Stock Exchange is the 52nd largest exchange out of the 79 stock exchanges we track. The Nigerian Stock Exchange's Market Capitalization is $31.8 Billion adjusted US Dollars as of March 2018. Although the primary currency used by the Nigerian Stock Exchange is the Nigeria Naira (₦).

The population in Nigeria is approximately 154 Million people and the country has a GDP of $502 Billion adjusted US Dollars. Nigeria ranks 8th in terms of population and 237th 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 6.33%.

† Market Capitalization and Gross Domestic Product are both converted into U.S. Dollars. Data shown here is from March 2018 and is updated yearly.

When is the Nigerian Stock Exchange Open?

Upcoming Holidays

Christmas Day December 25, 2018
Boxing Day December 26, 2018
New Year's Day January 1, 2019
Good Friday April 19, 2019
Easter Monday April 22, 2019
Workers' Day May 1, 2019
Id el Fitr June 4, 2019
Id el Fitr June 5, 2019

Trading Schedule

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Does the Nigerian Stock Exchange close for lunch?

The Nigerian Stock Exchange does not close for lunch. The exchange opens at 10:00 AM and stays open all day until the closing bell at 4:00 PM.

Nigerian Stock Exchange Timezone

The Nigerian Stock Exchange uses the Africa/Lagos timezone for all listed times. This timezone is currently +01:00. Africa/Lagos does not observe Daylight Saving Time (DST).

About the Nigerian Stock Exchange

Nigerian Stock Exchange Currency

The Nigerian Stock Exchange trades shares in Nigeria Naira. The official ISO 4217 currency code for Nigeria Naira is NGN. The official currency symbol is "₦". Note that all dollar values listed on this site, such as market cap, are in U.S. Dollars.

Economy and Geography

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) is located in Africa and its headquarters is located in Lagos, Nigeria. Companies listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange are primarily Nigeria based companies and trade in Nigeria Naira. Companies outside of Nigeria would be listed in a different exchange. See the full list of exchanges.

Contact the Nigerian Stock Exchange

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

To contact the Nigerian Stock Exchange, you can use the information below:

  • Phone Number: +234 700 225 5673
  • Email Address:

What's Next?

Check out the Nigerian Stock 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

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