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Number of companies listed on the stock exchange, 2022:

The average for 2022 based on 7 countries was 169 companies. The highest value was in Chile: 400 companies and the lowest value was in Costa Rica: 9 companies. The indicator is available from 1975 to 2022. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: companies; Source: The World Bank
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Countries Listed companies, 2022 Global rank Available data
Chile 400 1 1984 - 2022
Brazil 361 2 1979 - 2022
Peru 186 3 1993 - 2022
Mexico 133 4 1975 - 2022
Colombia 63 5 1990 - 2022
Panama 33 6 1993 - 2022
Costa Rica 9 7 1983 - 2022



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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