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 $2.11B. The average expense ratio is 0.64%. 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 $769.67M in assets. In the last trailing year, the best-performing Middle East and Africa ETF was FLZA at 77.60%. 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: May 2021

March recorded mostly positive performance for country ETFs.

ETF Report

Countries In Review: April 2021

February featured mixed performance for country ETFs, with Peru leading the way.

Features and News

ARK ETFs Erase 2021 Gains, Assets Hold

Three of seven ARK ETFs are down on a year-to-date basis, but every fund has registered net inflows for the year.

ETF Report

Countries In Review: March 2021

January featured mixed performance for country ETFs.

ETF Report

Countries In Review: February 2021

Country ETFs finished 2020 on a high note.

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.