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

The average for 2020 based on 68 countries was 563 companies.The highest value was in India: 5215 companies and the lowest value was in Costa Rica: 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
Canada 3922 3 1975 - 2020
Japan 3754 4 1975 - 2020
Spain 2711 5 1975 - 2020
Hong Kong 2353 6 1975 - 2020
South Korea 2318 7 1979 - 2020
Australia 1902 8 1975 - 2020
Malaysia 927 9 1980 - 2020
Poland 782 10 1992 - 2020
Vietnam 745 11 2008 - 2020
Thailand 743 12 1980 - 2020
Indonesia 713 13 1980 - 2020
Bangladesh 628 14 1993 - 2020
Singapore 459 15 1979 - 2020
Germany 438 16 1975 - 2020
Israel 426 17 1979 - 2020
Turkey 371 18 1986 - 2020
Iran 367 19 1975 - 2020
Brazil 345 20 1979 - 2020
Sri Lanka 283 21 1993 - 2020
Philippines 268 22 1987 - 2020
South Africa 264 23 1975 - 2020
Bulgaria 259 24 1993 - 2020
Egypt 240 25 1997 - 2020
Switzerland 236 26 1975 - 2020
Russia 213 27 1993 - 2020
Saudi Arabia 207 28 2002 - 2020
Peru 199 29 1993 - 2020
Chile 194 30 1984 - 2020
Jordan 179 31 1993 - 2020
Nigeria 177 32 1993 - 2020
Greece 171 33 1980 - 2020
Kuwait 163 34 1993 - 2020
Mexico 140 35 1975 - 2020
UA Emirates 130 36 2003 - 2020
New Zealand 122 37 1984 - 2020
Oman 111 38 1993 - 2020
Croatia 104 39 1993 - 2020
Kazakhstan 94 40 1997 - 2020
Mauritius 93 41 1993 - 2020
Cyprus 92 42 1993 - 2020
Jamaica 89 43 1993 - 2020
Romania 81 44 1997 - 2020
Tunisia 80 45 1994 - 2020
Morocco 75 46 1993 - 2020
Austria 68 47 1975 - 2020
Colombia 65 48 1990 - 2020
Kenya 60 49 1993 - 2020
Qatar 47 50 2008 - 2020
Ivory Coast 46 51 1993 - 2020
Palestine 46 52 1999 - 2020
Hungary 45 53 1990 - 2020
Bahrain 42 54 1995 - 2020
Seychelles 40 55 2013 - 2020
Panama 34 56 1993 - 2020
Ghana 31 57 1993 - 2020
Luxembourg 29 58 1975 - 2020
Malta 27 59 1993 - 2020
Slovenia 27 60 1993 - 2020
Zambia 23 61 1995 - 2020
Tanzania 22 62 1999 - 2020
Czechia 20 63 1993 - 2020
Barbados 15 64 1993 - 2020
Namibia 13 65 1993 - 2020
Belarus 12 66 2014 - 2020
Costa Rica 10 67 1983 - 2020
Lebanon 10 68 1996 - 2020


Economic outlook

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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