Malaysia: Stock market capitalization, percent of GDP

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 Malaysia

Stock market capitalization as percent of GDP

 Latest value 129.41
 Year 2020
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1981 - 2020
 Average 132.27
 Min - Max 51.77 - 320.99
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Malaysia from 1981 to 2020. The average value for Malaysia during that period was 132.27 percent with a minimum of 51.77 percent in 1982 and a maximum of 320.99 percent in 1993. The latest value from 2020 is 129.41 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 67 countries is 98.28 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Malaysia - Stock market capitalization, percent of GDP - recent values

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Malaysia - Stock market capitalization, percent of GDP - historical chart - 1981-2020




The stock market capitalization in Malaysia 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.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Stock market capitalization, percent of GDP 129.41 2020 percent
 Stock market capitalization, in dollars 436.54 2020 billion U.S. dollars
 Stock market turnover ratio 56.95 2020 percent
 Listed companies 927 2020 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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