Ireland: Stock market capitalization, percent of GDP

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 Ireland

Stock market capitalization as percent of GDP

 Latest value 28.49
 Year 2018
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1997 - 2018
 Average 51.74
 Min - Max 17.97 - 81.71
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Ireland from 1997 to 2018. The average value for Ireland during that period was 51.74 percent with a minimum of 17.97 percent in 2008 and a maximum of 81.71 percent in 2000. The latest value from 2018 is 28.49 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2018 based on 76 countries is 61.94 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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The stock market capitalization in Ireland 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 28.49 2018 percent
 Stock market capitalization, in dollars 110.15 2018 billion U.S. dollars
 Stock market turnover ratio 29.13 2018 percent
 Listed companies 43 2018 companies
 Stock market value traded 8.30 2018 percent
 Stock market return 28.22 2021 percent
 Stock market access for smaller firms 11.41 2018 percent
 Stock market activity for smaller firms 4.50 2018 percent
 Stock price volatility 24.79 2021 percent
 Mutual fund assets 957.79 2020 percent
 Life insurance volume 3.69 2020 percent
 Non-life insurance premium volume 1.01 2019 percent
 Pension fund assets to GDP 35.51 2020 percent
 Insurance company assets 91.42 2020 percent
 Stock market index 138.36 9/2023 points
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