United Kingdom: Listed companies

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

United Kingdom: Number of companies listed on the stock exchange

: For that indicator, The World Bank provides data for the United Kingdom from 1975 to 2014. The average value for the United Kingdom during that period was 2266 companies with a minumum of 1747 companies in 1994 and a maximum of 2913 companies in 2006. 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 the United Kingdom 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 United Kingdom 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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