Barbados: Stock market capitalization, percent of GDP

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 Barbados

Stock market capitalization as percent of GDP

 Latest value 58.67
 Year 2020
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1993 - 2020
 Average 55.81
 Min - Max 15.84 - 98.09
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Barbados from 1993 to 2020. The average value for Barbados during that period was 55.81 percent with a minimum of 15.84 percent in 1993 and a maximum of 98.09 percent in 2011. The latest value from 2020 is 58.67 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 76 countries is 92.09 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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The stock market capitalization in Barbados and other countries is calculated as the number of shares traded on the stock exchange times their prices. It is a measure of the size of the stock market in the country. It is usually reported as percent of GDP so that we can evaluate the size of the stock market relative to the size of the economy.

Stock market capitalization of about 50 percent of GDP and more is an indication of a well developed stock market. Yet, in most countries the stock market almost does not exist. The capitalization there is close to zero.

Have in mind that a large stock market capitalization does not necessarily mean that the stock market is active. The stock market could be composed of a few large companies whose shares are seldom traded.
Definition: Market capitalization (also known as market value) is the share price times the number of shares outstanding (including their several classes) for listed domestic companies. Investment funds, unit trusts, and companies whose only business goal is to hold shares of other listed companies are excluded. Data are end of year values.

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 Stock market capitalization, percent of GDP 58.67 2020 percent
 Stock market capitalization, in dollars 2.78 2020 billion U.S. dollars
 Stock market turnover ratio 0.23 2020 percent
 Listed companies 15 2020 companies
 Stock market value traded 0.13 2020 percent
 Mutual fund assets 26.44 2016 percent
 Life insurance volume 2.77 2020 percent
 Non-life insurance premium volume 5.05 2020 percent
 Pension fund assets to GDP 20.15 2015 percent
 Insurance company assets 35.03 2019 percent
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