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

The average for 2020 based on 2 countries was 1012 companies.The highest value was in Australia: 1902 companies and the lowest value was in New Zealand: 122 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
Australia 1902 1 1975 - 2020
New Zealand 122 2 1984 - 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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