Qatar Exchange index dropped 263.65 points (2.27%) this week, when trading closed Thursday afternoon at 11,343.38 points. The trading value during this week increased by 7.61% to reach QR 3,865,924,464.79 compared to QR 3,592,402,193.05. The trading volume increased by 11.90% to reach 81,377,839 shares, as against 72,725,481 shares, while the number of transactions fell by 6.43%, to reach 45,854 transactions as compared to 49,006 transactions. The Market capitalization fell by 3.69% to reach QR 637,717,716,156.98 as compared to QR 662,160,834,672.33 at the end of previous week. Industries sector led traded value this week with 32.83% of the total traded value. Banks and Financial Services sector, which accounted for 28.85%. Real Estate accounted 15.78% and Consumer Goods and Services sector accounted 9.06%. Industries sector led traded volume this week with 27.18% of the total traded volume. Real Estate accounted for 26.60%. Banks and Financial Services sector accounted for 22.96%. and Telecoms accounted for 6.55%. Industries sector led traded number of transactions this week with 45.51% of the total number of transactions. Banks and Financial Services sector accounted for 22.83%. Real Estate accounted for 13.68% and Consumer Goods and Services sector accounted for 8.49%. From the 43 listed companies 15 ended this week higher, while 28 fell. Mesaieed Petrochemical Holding Company led the traded value with 12.53% of the total traded value. Barwa Real Estate accounted for 11.51% followed by Qatari Investors Group accounted for 9.27%.