Based on a comparison of 59 countries in 2016, USA ranked the highest in market capitalisation of listed companies with USD 27,352,201 bil followed by China and Japan. On the other end of the scale was Cayman Islands with USD 316 bil, Cyprus with USD 2,511 bil and Palestine with USD 3,390 bil.
Total market capitalisation of listed companies reached USD 64,819,639 bil in 2016 in the World according to OECD. This is 4.69 % more than in the previous year and 22.4 % more than 10 years ago.
Historically, total market capitalisation of listed companies reached an all time high of USD 64,819,639 bil in 2016 and an all time low of USD 1,218,642 bil in 1975. The average annual growth amounted to 10.2 % since 1975.
The top ranked country, USA, accounted for 42.2 % of market capitalisation of listed companies in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 61.1 % share while the ten largest countries some 81.7 % in 2016.
Data for more countries are available at Market Capitalisation of Listed Companies (USD) indicator page.