South Korea: Listed companies

(measure: companies; Source: The World Bank)
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

South Korea: Number of companies listed on the stock exchange

: For that indicator, we provide data for South Korea from 1979 to 2019. The average value for South Korea during that period was 1143 companies with a minimum of 328 companies in 1983 and a maximum of 2262 companies in 2019. The latest value from 2019 is 2262 companies. For comparison, the world average in 2019 based on 63 countries is 490 companies. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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The number of listed companies on the stock exchange in South Korea 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 South Korea 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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