World listed companies



World Listed Companies

Listed companies, which are also known as quoted companies, are the ones whose shares are listed on a stock exchange for public trading. To put it simply, if a company is listed, then people can buy or sell the shares of the company.

The recent list of Listed Domestic companies in the world reveals that as per the 2015 figure, there are 43539 companies in the world that are listed on stock exchanges for public trading. In 2010, the number of listed companies was 45748. In the database of the countries which have the largest number of listed domestic companies in the world, India stands at the top. The number of listed companies in the country has steadily increased over the years. In 2010, the number of listed companies stood at 5034 and by 2015, this number had increased to 5835.

The second place is occupied by the United States. As per the 2015 figures, the number of listed companies in the United States stands at 4381. However, unlike India, the United States has not witnessed a continuous increase in the number of listed companies. Starting at 4279 in 2010, the US saw a dip in the number next year at 4171. This further decreased to 4102 in 2012 and thereafter started to pick up.

Similarly Canada, which stands at the third position, too, has shown inconsistency; as per the 2015 figure, there are 3799 listed companies in the country. The year 2012 witnessed the largest number of listed companies at 4030. Spain at the fourth spot and Japan at the fifth spot are home to 3623 and 3504 listed companies respectively.

Below you will find a table which shows the top 50 countries which have the largest number of listed domestic companies in the world. The list will also show the increase in the number of companies from 2010 to 2015.

Listed Domestic Companies
Country Name 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
India 5034 5112 5191 5294 5541 5835
United States 4279 4171 4102 4180 4369 4381
Canada 3771 3980 4030 3810 3948 3799
Spain 3310 3241 3167 3213 3419 3623
Japan 2281 2280 2294 3408 3458 3504
China 2063 2342 2494 2489 2613 2827
Australia 1913 1983 1959 1955 1967 1989
Korea, Rep. 1781 1799 1767 1798 1849 1948
Hong Kong SAR, China 1396 1472 1459 1553 1661 1770
Malaysia 948 932 911 900 895 892
Poland 570 757 844 869 872 872
Thailand 541 545 558 584 613 639
Germany 690 670 665 639 595 555
Bangladesh 192 433 453 481 274 543
Indonesia 420 440 459 483 506 521
France 617 586 562 500 495 490
Singapore 461 462 472 479 484 483
Israel 596 576 532 491 458 440
Turkey 263 263 242 235 226 392
Brazil 373 366 353 352 351 345
Iran, Islamic Rep. 369 348 322 314 315 318
South Africa 352 347 338 322 322 316
Vietnam 267 294 301 301 305 307
Sri Lanka 241 272 287 289 294 294
Philippines 251 251 252 254 260 262
Russian Federation 556 817 292 261 254 251
Egypt, Arab Rep. 227 231 234 235 246 250
Greece 277 269 262 248 240 236
Switzerland 246 246 238 236 240 234
Jordan 277 247 243 239 236 228
Chile 227 229 225 227 230 223
Peru 199 202 214 212 211 212
Croatia 240 233 211 192 193 186
Nigeria 215 196 189 188 188 183
Norway 195 194 184 173 173 171
New Zealand 137 144 141 143 154 171
Saudi Arabia 146 150 158 163 169 171
Ukraine 172 158
Mexico 130 128 131 138 141 136
United Arab Emirates 104 108 107 117 120 125
Belgium 161 151 147 117 113 117
Oman 114 114 115 116 117 116
Netherlands 150 144 135 99 98 100
Argentina 101 99 101 97 95 93
Cyprus 110 106 101 95 94 84
Romania 73 77 77 81 81 82
Austria 89 88 84 82 82 79
Kazakhstan 61 63 74 72 68 78
Tunisia 56 57 59 71 77 78
Morocco 73 75 76 75 74 74
World 45748 46994 45964 44476 45020 43539

Source: data.worldbank.org

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