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Number of companies listed on the stock exchange, 2020 - Country rankings:

The average for 2020 based on 13 countries was 90 companies.The highest value was in South Africa: 264 companies and the lowest value was in Namibia: 13 companies. The indicator is available from 1975 to 2020. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: companies; Source: The World Bank
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Countries Listed companies, 2020 Global rank Available data
South Africa 264 1 1975 - 2020
Egypt 240 2 1997 - 2020
Nigeria 177 3 1993 - 2020
Mauritius 93 4 1993 - 2020
Tunisia 80 5 1994 - 2020
Morocco 75 6 1993 - 2020
Kenya 60 7 1993 - 2020
Ivory Coast 46 8 1993 - 2020
Seychelles 40 9 2013 - 2020
Ghana 31 10 1993 - 2020
Zambia 23 11 1995 - 2020
Tanzania 22 12 1999 - 2020
Namibia 13 13 1993 - 2020


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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