The combined assets of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in the US were worth were $180.84 billion in September, according to the Investment Company Institute, the national association of the investment company industry.
Assets of all exchange-traded funds increased by $6.33 billion to $180.84 billion in September. Equity index ETF assets increased by $6.09 billion to $173.47 billion, while bond index ETF assets increased by $243 million to $7.37 billion. Assets of domestic equity ETFs increased by $5.00 billion, and international equity ETF assets increased by $1.10 billion.
During August, the value of all ETF shares issued exceeded that of shares redeemed by $3.49 billion. Equity index ETFs experienced a positive net issuance of $3.26 billion, while bond ETFs also experienced a positive net issuance of $233 million. Gross issuance of all ETFs increased in September to $10.08 billion from $8.28 billion in August, and redemptions increased to $6.59 billion from $6.34 billion in August. Ninety-six ETFs tracked domestic stock indexes in September and held assets of $149.57 billion. Forty-one ETFs tracked international equity indexes and held assets of $23.90 billion. And six ETFs tracked bond indexes.