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Release: Exchange-Traded Fund Data

ETF Assets and Net Issuance

Washington, DC, September 29, 2021—The combined assets of the nation’s exchange-traded funds (ETFs) were $6.78 trillion in August, according to ICI. The Institute’s monthly statistical collection also includes the value of shares issued and redeemed by exchange-traded funds.

Statistics contained in the Institute’s monthly ETF report have been obtained from information provided to ICI by exchange-traded funds and commodity funds. Commodity funds are listed in the Domestic (Sector/Industry) category.

Assets of Exchange-Traded Funds by Type
Billions of dollars

 

August 2021

 July 2021

 August 2020

Total Domestic Equity

4,157.7

4,005.3

2,809.9

 

Domestic (Broad-Based)

3,469.2

3,339.3

2,356.0

 

Domestic (Sector/Industry)

688.5

666.0

453.9

Global/International Equity

1,256.8

1,226.5

852.4

Hybrid

40.1

38.9

30.7

Bond

1,184.5

1,168.8

987.0

Commodities

141.9

145.9

159.2

All

6,781.0

6,585.5

4,839.3

Note: Components may not add to the total due to rounding.

Value of Shares Issued and Redeemed by All Exchange-Traded Funds
Billions of dollars

 

August 2021

 July 2021

      YTD 2021

          YTD 2020

Gross Issuance

238.8

272.7

2,427.0

2,038.6

Gross Redemptions

170.7

219.3

1,809.7

1,753.9

Net Issuance

68.1

53.4

617.4

284.7

Note: Components may not add to the total due to rounding.

Number of Exchange-Traded Funds by Type

 

August 2021

 July 2021

 August 2020

Total Domestic Equity

1,181

1,169

976

 

Domestic (Broad-Based)

803

793

640

 

Domestic (Sector/Industry)

378

376

336

Global/International Equity

663

666

630

Hybrid

49

49

39

Bond

444

442

392

Commodities

83

83

82

All         

2,420

2,409

2,119

Highlights: Assets of all exchange-traded funds rose in August by $195.59 billion, or 3.0 percent, to $6.78 trillion. Over the past 12 months, ETF assets increased $1.94 trillion, or 40.1 percent. Assets in domestic equity ETFs increased $1.35 trillion since August 2020, and global equity ETF assets rose $404.38 billion during this period. At the end of August 2021, assets of bond funds were $1.18 trillion and hybrid funds were $40.09 billion and commodity funds were $141.92 billion.

During August, the value of all ETF shares issued exceeded that of shares redeemed by $68.12 billion. In August 2020, the value of all ETF shares issued exceeded that of shares redeemed by $30.66 billion.

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