* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
India: Number of companies listed on the stock exchange: For that indicator, The World Bank provides data for India from 1983 to 2017. The average value for India during that period was 4350 companies with a minumum of 1151 companies in 1983 and a maximum of 5999 companies in 1996. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
The number of listed companies on the stock exchange in India 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 India 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.