(Bloomberg) -- Investors poured a record $191 billion into U.S.-registered exchange-traded products last year, topping the previous peak of $187.2 billion set in 2012.

The record was driven by $148 billion in deposits to products tracking U.S. stocks, according to data compiled by BlackRock Inc., the world’s largest ETP provider. Globally, ETPs gathered $236 billion, the third-best year.

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