Net investment by foreign institutional investors (FIIs) in stock market during 2011-12 was the lowest in the last three years at Rs 47,935 crore, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has said.
Of the total Rs 47,935 crore, Rs 43,951 crore came during the January-March quarter.
FIIs made a net investment of Rs 47,935 crore in the equity market during 2011-12, way below Rs 1.1 lakh crore in 2010-11 and Rs 96,857 crore during 2009-10.
During 2008-09, foreign fund houses had offloaded shares worth Rs 47,706 crore.
Fears of a global economic slowdown and domestic troubles due to rising inflation, interest rates, lack of reforms and the falling rupee together led to the decline in foreign fund inflow, experts said.