Some interesting trivia from a recent report out of BlackRock on the state of the ETF industry.
From Financial Planning:
The industry offered 3,503 products with 7,311 listings and assets of $1.482 trillion, from 168 providers on 50 exchanges around the world as of Dec. 31. This compares to 2,672 products with 4,856 listings and $1.156 trillion of assets from 132 providers on 45 exchanges at the end of 2009.
BlackRock expects ETF assets to grow between 20 and 30 percent over the next three years, swelling to over $2 trillion sometime in 2012.