USA: Listed companies

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 USA

Number of companies listed on the stock exchange

 Latest value 4,642
 Year 2022
 Measure companies
 Data availability 1975 - 2022
 Average 5,331
 Min - Max 2,401 - 8,090
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for the USA from 1975 to 2022. The average value for the USA during that period was 5331 companies with a minimum of 2401 companies in 1979 and a maximum of 8090 companies in 1996. The latest value from 2022 is 4642 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
USA - Listed companies - Recent values chart

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USA - Listed companies - historical chart - 1975-2022




The number of listed companies on the stock exchange in the USA 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 the USA 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, in dollars 40,297.98 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Stock market turnover ratio 116.08 2017 percent
 Listed companies 4,642 2022 companies
 Stock market value traded 108.47 2019 percent
 Stock market return 32.65 2021 percent
 Stock market access for smaller firms 76.60 2016 percent
 Stock market activity for smaller firms 88.43 2016 percent
 Stock price volatility 24.99 2021 percent
 Mutual fund assets 140.16 2020 percent
 Life insurance volume 2.71 2020 percent
 Non-life insurance premium volume 3.39 2020 percent
 Pension fund assets to GDP 169.52 2020 percent
 Insurance company assets 58.75 2020 percent
 Nonbank financial institutions assets to GDP 198.05 2020 percent
 Stock market index 147.98 9/2023 points
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