USA: Stock market capitalization, percent of GDP

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 USA

Stock market capitalization as percent of GDP

 Latest value 158.41
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1975 - 2022
 Average 100.53
 Min - Max 36.65 - 208.23
 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 100.53 percent with a minimum of 36.65 percent in 1978 and a maximum of 208.23 percent in 2021. The latest value from 2022 is 158.41 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 74 countries is 76.38 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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The stock market capitalization in the USA 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.

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 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Stock market capitalization, percent of GDP 158.41 2022 percent
 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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