Sri Lanka: Listed companies

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 Sri Lanka

Number of companies listed on the stock exchange

 Latest value 290
 Year 2022
 Measure companies
 Data availability 1993 - 2022
 Average 256
 Min - Max 197 - 297
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Sri Lanka from 1993 to 2022. The average value for Sri Lanka during that period was 256 companies with a minimum of 197 companies in 1993 and a maximum of 297 companies in 2018. The latest value from 2022 is 290 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
Sri Lanka - Listed companies - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Sri Lanka - Listed companies - historical chart - 1993-2022




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.

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 Stock market capitalization, percent of GDP 14.24 2022 percent
 Stock market capitalization, in dollars 15.98 2020 billion U.S. dollars
 Stock market turnover ratio 15.89 2022 percent
 Listed companies 290 2022 companies
 Stock market value traded 2.03 2020 percent
 Stock market return 57.14 2021 percent
 Stock market access for smaller firms 66.34 2020 percent
 Stock market activity for smaller firms 47.50 2020 percent
 Stock price volatility 22.24 2021 percent
 Mutual fund assets 0.70 2019 percent
 Life insurance volume 0.71 2020 percent
 Non-life insurance premium volume 0.58 2020 percent
 Pension fund assets to GDP 0.54 2006 percent
 Insurance company assets 4.65 2020 percent
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