Qatar Exchange index gained 26.57 points (or 0.31%) during the month of September201 compared with August 2012 when trading closed at 8,510.21 points on September 30th. The value of QR 7,377,563,478.47 from 21 trading days in September is a decrease by 43.38% compared to the figure of QR 13,029,963,870.75 registered in August from 19 days of trading. From the 42 listed companies 22 ended the month of September higher while 20 fell. The trading volume of 265,724,559 shares in September is a decrease by 52.86% compared to the figure of 563,674,132 shares in August. The 70,952 transactions in September are an increase by 19.18% compared to 59,534 transactions registered in August. Real estate led the traded value during in September with 51.73% of the total traded value. Banks and financial services accounted for 21.65%. Consumer goods and services accounted for 11.00%. Industries accounted for 7.91%. Telecommunications accounted for 3.85%. Transportation accounted for 2.96% and insurance accounted for 0.89%. The market capitalization at the end of September had reached QR 468,216,202,211.73, an increase by 0.13% as compared to QR 467,589,510,322.32 at the end of August. Real estate led the traded volume in September with 66.87% of the total traded volume. Banks and financial services accounted for 13.42%. Consumer goods and services accounted for 7.12%. Telecommunications accounted for 4.72%. Industries accounted for 4.23% and transportation accounted for 3.16%. The maximum trading value in day was QR 1,143,242,805.57 from 3,495 trades registered on September 3. The minimum trading value in day was QR 126,356,217.67 from 2,350 trades registered on September 25.