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

The average for 2020 based on 25 countries was 975 companies.The highest value was in India: 5215 companies and the lowest value was in Lebanon: 10 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
India 5215 1 1983 - 2020
China 4154 2 1995 - 2020
Japan 3754 3 1975 - 2020
Hong Kong 2353 4 1975 - 2020
South Korea 2318 5 1979 - 2020
Malaysia 927 6 1980 - 2020
Vietnam 745 7 2008 - 2020
Thailand 743 8 1980 - 2020
Indonesia 713 9 1980 - 2020
Bangladesh 628 10 1993 - 2020
Singapore 459 11 1979 - 2020
Israel 426 12 1979 - 2020
Iran 367 13 1975 - 2020
Sri Lanka 283 14 1993 - 2020
Philippines 268 15 1987 - 2020
Saudi Arabia 207 16 2002 - 2020
Jordan 179 17 1993 - 2020
Kuwait 163 18 1993 - 2020
UA Emirates 130 19 2003 - 2020
Oman 111 20 1993 - 2020
Kazakhstan 94 21 1997 - 2020
Qatar 47 22 2008 - 2020
Palestine 46 23 1999 - 2020
Bahrain 42 24 1995 - 2020
Lebanon 10 25 1996 - 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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