Iran: Stock market capitalization, percent of GDP

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 Iran

Stock market capitalization as percent of GDP

 Latest value 390.10
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1975 - 2022
 Average 61.60
 Min - Max 2.02 - 642.19
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Iran from 1975 to 2022. The average value for Iran during that period was 61.6 percent with a minimum of 2.02 percent in 1993 and a maximum of 642.19 percent in 2020. The latest value from 2022 is 390.1 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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Iran - Stock market capitalization, percent of GDP - historical chart - 1975-2022




The stock market capitalization in Iran 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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 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Stock market capitalization, percent of GDP 390.10 2022 percent
 Stock market capitalization, in dollars 1,218.39 2020 billion U.S. dollars
 Stock market turnover ratio 14.69 2022 percent
 Listed companies 546 2022 companies
 Stock market value traded 192.90 2020 percent
 Stock market access for smaller firms 67.00 2020 percent
 Stock market activity for smaller firms 73.00 2020 percent
 Life insurance volume 0.46 2018 percent
 Non-life insurance premium volume 1.54 2018 percent
 Insurance company assets 3.08 2015 percent
 Nonbank financial institutions assets to GDP 7.86 1999 percent
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