Which Stock Market is the Most Traded?

Stocks Traded, Total Value (USD) (USD bil), 2018 or latest
Investments & Pensions | May 17, 2019
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Based on a comparison of 58 countries in 2018, USA ranked the highest in stocks traded, total value with USD 33,027,246 bil followed by China and Japan. On the other end of the scale was Cyprus with USD 55.8 bil, Luxembourg with USD 79.5 bil and Malta with USD 98.8 bil.

Total stocks traded, total value reached USD 68,179,445 bil in 2018 in the World according to OECD. This is 13.8 % less than in the previous year and -22.8 % less than 10 years ago.

Historically, total stocks traded, total value reached an all time high of USD 99,787,226 bil in 2015 and an all time low of USD 299,796 bil in 1975. The average annual growth amounted to 13.5 % since 1975.

The top ranked country, USA, accounted for 48.4 % of stocks traded, total value in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 76.9 % share while the ten largest countries some 92.5 % in 2018.

Data for more countries are available at Stocks Traded, Total Value (USD) indicator page.

Stocks Traded, Total Value (USD) Unit 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Australia USD bil 905,666 787,881 703,486 750,636 794,977
Brazil USD bil 831,639 739,678 644,171 419,978 561,081
Canada USD bil 1,348,144 1,323,581 1,344,210 1,096,269 1,153,367
China USD bil 5,027,199 7,695,981 11,959,329 39,326,017 18,241,294
Germany USD bil 1,249,945 1,312,612 1,269,067 1,444,613 1,124,112
Hong Kong USD bil 1,076,728 1,267,005 1,450,936 2,068,671 1,351,097
India USD bil 616,074 537,777 730,704 771,998 801,875
Japan USD bil 3,346,413 6,083,166 4,844,710 5,571,527 5,230,238
South Africa USD bil 226,864 232,250 245,697 233,988 402,439
South Korea USD bil 1,584,674 1,329,852 1,283,700 1,843,731 1,600,850
Spain USD bil 864,383 914,963 991,721 978,396 587,443
Switzerland USD bil 591,987 699,585 734,058 955,219 837,238
Thailand USD bil 238,851 349,912 310,640 271,317 324,999
Turkey USD bil 358,926 374,251 369,746 349,685 281,808
USA USD bil 32,349,465 33,247,253 38,976,647 41,398,502 42,071,330