Qatar Exchange index gained 87.31 points (1.03%) this week when the bourse closed at 8,603.62 points on Thursday. Trading value during this week decreased by 20.43% to reach QR 497,228,989.94 compared to QR 624,878,937.71. Trading volume decreased by 38.00% to reach 9,353,680 shares, as against 15,085,664 shares, while the number of transactions fell by 24.24%, to reach 7,879 transactions as compared to 10,400 transactions. Market capitalization rose by 0.85% to reach QR 470,083,638,346.00 as compared to QR 466,110,896,234.31 at the end of previous week. The Banking and Financial Services sector led traded value this week , accounted for 27.41% of the total traded value, followed by Industrial sector, which accounted for 27.05%. The Consumer Goods and Services sector ranked third, accounted for 26.06% and Transportation sector, which accounted 8.92%. The Banking and Financial Services sector led traded volume this week accounted for 34.21% of the total traded volume, followed by Consumer Goods and Services sector, which accounted for 20.84%. The Industrials sector ranked third, accounted for 16.84%, and Transportation sector accounted 11.02%. The Banking and Financial Services sector led traded number of transactions this week with 28.19% of the total number of transactions. The Consumer Goods and Services sector accounted for 24.42%. The Industrials sector ranked third, accounted for 20.35% and Transportation sector accounted for 12.43%. From the 42 listed companies 21 ended this week higher while 18 fell and three unchanged. The Qatar for Meat and Livestock Trading led the traded value this week with 20.77% of the total traded value. Industries Qatar accounted for 20.02% and Masraf Al Rayan accounted for 6.47%.