Germany: Listed companies

(measure: companies; Source: The World Bank)
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Germany: Number of companies listed on the stock exchange

: For that indicator, we provide data for Germany from 1975 to 2019. The average value for Germany during that period was 587 companies with a minimum of 408 companies in 1989 and a maximum of 761 companies in 2007. The latest value from 2019 is 470 companies. For comparison, the world average in 2019 based on 63 countries is 490 companies. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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The number of listed companies on the stock exchange in Germany is an indicator of the development of the stock market. A higher number means that more companies use equity financing in their business. Of course, the number of listed companies in Germany and other countries also reflects the size of the economy: larger economies have more firms.

Definition: Listed domestic companies, including foreign companies which are exclusively listed, are those which have shares listed on an exchange at the end of the year. Investment funds, unit trusts, and companies whose only business goal is to hold shares of other listed companies, such as holding companies and investment companies, regardless of their legal status, are excluded. A company with several classes of shares is counted once. Only companies admitted to listing on the exchange are included.
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