Summary of 2017 ETF Flows and Trends¹
Total US-listed ETF Assets reached $3.44 trillion at the end of 2017, a 34.6% increase from the end of 2016. Total estimated net flows for the year were $465 billion, outpacing 2016's record-setting flows by $178 billion.
Total Assets increased by ≥ 25% in five ETF categories, including International Equity ETFs (+60%), US Equity ETFs (+32%), Taxable Bond ETFs (+30%), Sector Equity ETFs (+25%), and Municipal Bond ETFs (+25%).
International Equity ETFs had the strongest estimated net inflows in 2017 ($149 billion), followed by US Equity ETFs ($143 billion), and Taxable Bond ETFs ($121 billion). No ETF category had estimated net outflows in 2017.
¹ Source: Morningstar, as of 12/31/17. Includes all US-listed exchange-traded funds, exchange-traded notes and other exchange-traded products. All net inflow and outflow numbers are estimates based on information provided by Morningstar.