Sri Lanka: Listed companies
(measure: companies; Source: The World Bank)
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
Sri Lanka: Number of companies listed on the stock exchange: For that indicator, The World Bank provides data for Sri Lanka from 1993 to 2018. The average value for Sri Lanka during that period was 251 companies with a minumum of 197 companies in 1993 and a maximum of 297 companies in 2018. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
The number of listed companies on the stock exchange in Sri Lanka 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 Sri Lanka 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.