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Global ETF/ETP markets saw record net inflows for April of USD23.5bn, according to the latest industry report from BlackRock. The report also highlights record YTD net inflows of USD67.2bn the first four months of the year.

As at the end of April, the global ETF industry had 2,670 ETFs with 6,021 listings and assets of USD1,469.8bn, from 140 providers on 48 exchanges around the world at the end of April 2011. This compares to 2,189 ETFs with 4,354 listings and assets of USD1,113.1bn from 122 providers on 42 exchanges, at the end of April 2010.

The global ETF and ETP industry combined, had 3,819 products with 7,893 listings, assets of USD1,670.9bn from 176 providers on 52 exchanges around the world. This compares to 2,967 products with 5,453 listings, assets of USD1,295.1bn from 150 providers on 44 exchanges, at the end of April 2010.

The US ETF and ETP industry saw Record April net inflows of USD22.4bnas wells record YTD net inflows in the first four months of USD51.5bn.

As of the end of April 2011, the ETF industry in the United States had 972 ETFs and assets of USD997.3bn, from 29 providers on two exchanges at the end of April 2011. This compares to 839 ETFs and assets of USD764.0bn, from 28 providers on two exchanges at the end of April 2010.
 
Some USD22.4bn of net new assets went into United States listed ETFs/ETPs in April 2011, with USD16.7bn net inflows going into equity ETFs/ETPs, of which USD9.8bn went into ETFs/ETPs tracking US equity indices and USD3.5bn went into ETFs/ETPs tracking emerging markets equity indices. Fixed income ETFs/ETPs saw net inflows of USD2.9bn, of which USD0.7bn went into corporate bond ETFs/ETPs and USD0.6bn went into Government bond ETFs/ETPs. Commodity ETFs/ETPs saw net inflows of USD1.8bn, of which USD2.4bn went into ETFs/ETPs providing exposure to precious metals, while ETFs/ETPs providing exposure to energy experienced USD0.9bn net outflows in April 2011.
 
Of the USD45.5bn of net new assets in United States listed ETFs in April 2011, Vanguard gathered the largest net inflows with USD13.2bn, followed by iShares with USD12.7bn net inflows, while Bank of New York had the largest net outflows with USD1.4bn in 2011 YTD.
 
As of the end of April 2011, the European ETF industry had 1,128 ETFs with 3,952 listings and assets of USD328.2bn, from 39 providers on 23 exchanges. This compares to 932 ETFs with 2,748 listings and assets of USD234.3bn from 36 providers on 18 exchanges, at the end of April 2010.
 
Some USD3.6bn of net new assets went into European listed ETFs/ETPs in April 2011 with USD2.8bn net inflows going into equity ETFs/ETPs, of which USD1.6bn went into ETFs/ETPs providing emerging markets exposure while ETFs/ETPs providing broad European exposure saw net outflows of USD1.2bn. Fixed income ETFs/ETPs saw net outflows of USD0.4bn, of which money market ETFs/ETPs experienced USD0.3bn net outflows while high yield ETFs/ETPs saw net inflows of USD0.2bn. USD1.1bn net inflows went into commodity ETFs/ETPs, of which USD0.5bn went into ETFs/ETPs providing exposure to precious metals and USD0.4bn went into ETFs/ETPs providing broad commodity exposure.
 
Of the USD2.8bn of net new assets in European listed ETFs in April 2011, Source Markets gathered the largest net inflows with USD0.9bn, followed by db x-trackers with USD0.6bn net inflows, while iShares and Lyxor Asset Management had the largest net outflows with USD0.2bn.
The Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) ETF industry had 250 ETFs with 362 listings and assets of USD58.6bn, from 63 providers on 13 exchanges at the end of April 2011. This compares to 168 ETFs with 267 listings and assets of USD44.4bn, from 53 providers on 13 exchanges, at the end of April 2010.
The Japanese ETF industry had 84 ETFs with 88 listings and assets of USD29.4 Bn, from seven providers on three exchanges at the end of April 2011. This compares to 70 ETFs with 73 listings and assets of USD26.3bn from six providers on two exchanges, at the end of April 2010. There are 178 ETFs which have filed notifications in Japan.
The Latin American ETF industry had 27 ETFs, with 407 listings and assets of USD10.4bn, from four providers on three exchanges at the end of April 2011. This compares to 21 ETFs, with 243 listings and assets of USD9.1bn from three providers on three exchanges, at the end of April 2010. 
The Canadian ETF industry had 180 ETFs and assets of USD43.1bn, from four providers on one exchange at the end of April 2011. This compares to 134 ETFs and assets of USD33.0 Bn from four providers on one exchange, at the end of 
April 2010.

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