Middle East and Africa ETF Overview

Middle East & Africa ETFs invest in the equity of companies from the Middle East and Africa region. The region is known for its rich energy and minerals sector, alongside a buoyant financial industry and a nascent technology sector.

Middle East & Africa ETFs are part of the following market segments:

With 14 ETFs traded on the U.S. markets, Middle East and Africa ETFs have total assets under management of $1.87B. The average expense ratio is 0.65%. Middle East and Africa ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity

The largest Middle East and Africa ETF is the iShares MSCI Saudi Arabia ETF KSA with $669.55M in assets. In the last trailing year, the best-performing Middle East and Africa ETF was ITEQ at 62.29%. The most recent ETF launched in the Middle East and Africa space was the iShares MSCI Kuwait ETF KWT on 09/01/20.

ETF Report

Countries In Review: January 2021

Country ETFs recorded positive performance in November.

ETF Report

Countries In Review: December 2020

There were few bright spots for country ETFs during October.

ETF Report

Countries In Review: November 2020

Country ETFs struggled in September.

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When High Spreads Mean ETFs Work

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Daily ETF Watch

iShares Launches Kuwait ETF

The first U.S.-listed ETF to offer focused exposure to Kuwait has joined iShares’ lineup of country funds.

ETF Report

Countries In Review: September 2020

Country ETFs had a strong month.

Features and News

Tiny ETF With Massive Discount

Why Global X's Nigerian equity fund is trading at a 15% discount to NAV.

ETF Report

Countries In Review: July August 2020

Country ETFs had a strong month.