Malaysia: Listed companies

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Number of companies listed on the stock exchange

 Latest value 963
 Year 2022
 Measure companies
 Data availability 1980 - 2022
 Average 662
 Min - Max 181 - 1,021
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Malaysia from 1980 to 2022. The average value for Malaysia during that period was 662 companies with a minimum of 181 companies in 1980 and a maximum of 1021 companies in 2006. The latest value from 2022 is 963 companies. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 70 countries is 661 companies. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Malaysia - Listed companies - Recent values chart

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Malaysia - Listed companies - historical chart - 1980-2022

The number of listed companies on the stock exchange in Malaysia 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 Malaysia 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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 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Stock market capitalization, percent of GDP 93.66 2022 percent
 Stock market capitalization, in dollars 381.21 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Stock market turnover ratio 28.98 2022 percent
 Listed companies 963 2022 companies
 Stock market value traded 73.67 2020 percent
 Stock market return 3.27 2021 percent
 Stock market access for smaller firms 68.37 2020 percent
 Stock market activity for smaller firms 68.80 2020 percent
 Stock price volatility 16.13 2021 percent
 Mutual fund assets 35.80 2020 percent
 Life insurance volume 2.45 2019 percent
 Non-life insurance premium volume 1.04 2019 percent
 Pension fund assets to GDP 61.21 2019 percent
 Insurance company assets 22.22 2020 percent
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