Global exchange-traded fund assets have increased by 14 per cent year-to-date from USD1,036bn to USD1,181.3bn, according to a report by BlackRock.
The number of ETFs has increased by 22.3 per cent with 478 ETFs launched, while 44 were delisted.
There are now 1,030 ETFs listed in Europe compared to 890 in the US.
There are currently plans to launch 972 new ETFs.
Globally, iShares is the largest ETF provider in terms of both number of products, 461 ETFs, and assets of USD534.6bn, reflecting 45.3 per cent market share. State Street Global Advisors is second and Vanguard is third.
Net sales of mutual funds (excluding ETFs) were minus USD221bn, while net sales of ETFs were positive USD81.6bn during the first seven months of 2010, according to Strategic Insight.
Additionally, there were 878 other exchange-traded products with 1.445 listings and assets of USD146.9bn from 49 providers.