Canada: Stock market capitalization, percent of GDP

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 Canada

Stock market capitalization as percent of GDP

 Latest value 126.98
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1977 - 2022
 Average 111.62
 Min - Max 65.82 - 213.48
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Canada from 1977 to 2022. The average value for Canada during that period was 111.62 percent with a minimum of 65.82 percent in 1982 and a maximum of 213.48 percent in 1999. The latest value from 2022 is 126.98 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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Canada - Stock market capitalization, percent of GDP - historical chart - 1977-2022




The stock market capitalization in Canada 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 126.98 2022 percent
 Stock market capitalization, in dollars 2,641.45 2020 billion U.S. dollars
 Stock market turnover ratio 81.95 2022 percent
 Listed companies 3,534 2022 companies
 Stock market value traded 61.33 2020 percent
 Stock market return 23.70 2021 percent
 Stock market access for smaller firms 68.46 2016 percent
 Stock market activity for smaller firms 74.54 2016 percent
 Stock price volatility 22.87 2021 percent
 Mutual fund assets 97.56 2020 percent
 Life insurance volume 3.19 2019 percent
 Non-life insurance premium volume 3.32 2020 percent
 Pension fund assets to GDP 179.68 2020 percent
 Insurance company assets 83.68 2020 percent
 Nonbank financial institutions assets to GDP 64.09 2006 percent
 Stock market index 140.22 9/2023 points
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