United Kingdom: Stock market capitalization, percent of GDP

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

United Kingdom: Stock market capitalization as percent of GDP

: For that indicator, The World Bank provides data for the United Kingdom from 1975 to 2008. The average value for the United Kingdom during that period was 86.6 percent with a minumum of 6.37 percent in 1980 and a maximum of 177.12 percent in 1999. 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 United Kingdom 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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