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Number of companies listed on the stock exchange, 2019 - Country rankings:

The average for 2019 based on 63 countries was 490 companies.The highest value was in China: 3777 companies and the lowest value was in Norway: 0 companies. The indicator is available from 1975 to 2019. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: companies; Source: The World Bank
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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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