April was a mostly positive month for country ETFs. The iShares MSCI Poland ETF (EPOL) led the way, with a return of 9.61%. That was followed by the Global X MSCI Greece ETF (GREK) and the iShares MSCI Taiwan ETF (EWT), which were up 7.87% and 7.64%, respectively. At the other end of the spectrum, the iShares MSCI Chile ETF (ECH) was down 6.86%, the iShares MSCI Peru ETF (EPU) decreased by 6.66% and the Global X MSCI Colombia ETF (GXG) fell 5.85%. In terms of flows, the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY) pulled in $590.3 million, more than any other country ETF. The iShares China Large-Cap ETF (FXI) claimed the No. 2 spot, with a gain of $367.6 million, while the iShares MSCI Italy ETF (EWI) added $239.9 million. The iShares MSCI South Korea ETF (EWY), meanwhile, lost more than any other country ETF, with outflows of $858.1 million. It was followed by the iShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ), which dropped $401.4 million, and the iShares MSCI Switzerland ETF (EWL), which lost $208.3 million.
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Note: This list intends to capture the returns of most liquid ETFs tracking individual countries around the world. It does not capture every country in the MSCI All Country World Index.