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

The average for 2020 based on 18 countries was 316 companies.The highest value was in Spain: 2711 companies and the lowest value was in Belarus: 12 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
Spain 2711 1 1975 - 2020
Poland 782 2 1992 - 2020
Germany 438 3 1975 - 2020
Turkey 371 4 1986 - 2020
Bulgaria 259 5 1993 - 2020
Switzerland 236 6 1975 - 2020
Russia 213 7 1993 - 2020
Greece 171 8 1980 - 2020
Croatia 104 9 1993 - 2020
Cyprus 92 10 1993 - 2020
Romania 81 11 1997 - 2020
Austria 68 12 1975 - 2020
Hungary 45 13 1990 - 2020
Luxembourg 29 14 1975 - 2020
Malta 27 15 1993 - 2020
Slovenia 27 16 1993 - 2020
Czechia 20 17 1993 - 2020
Belarus 12 18 2014 - 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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