Bulgaria: Stock market capitalization, percent of GDP

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 Bulgaria

Stock market capitalization as percent of GDP

 Latest value 17.38
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1993 - 2022
 Average 12.82
 Min - Max 0.05 - 48.76
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Bulgaria from 1993 to 2022. The average value for Bulgaria during that period was 12.82 percent with a minimum of 0.05 percent in 1996 and a maximum of 48.76 percent in 2007. The latest value from 2022 is 17.38 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 74 countries is 76.38 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Bulgaria - Stock market capitalization, percent of GDP - Recent values chart

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Bulgaria - Stock market capitalization, percent of GDP - historical chart - 1993-2022




The stock market capitalization in Bulgaria 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 17.38 2022 percent
 Stock market capitalization, in dollars 17.71 2020 billion U.S. dollars
 Stock market turnover ratio 2.28 2022 percent
 Listed companies 201 2022 companies
 Stock market value traded 0.30 2020 percent
 Stock market return 18.54 2021 percent
 Stock price volatility 14.99 2021 percent
 Mutual fund assets 1.48 2020 percent
 Life insurance volume 0.30 2020 percent
 Non-life insurance premium volume 1.92 2020 percent
 Pension fund assets to GDP 14.42 2020 percent
 Insurance company assets 5.75 2020 percent
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