Stocks traded as a percentage of market capitalisation reached 4.44 % in 2018 in Bahrain, according to OECD. This is 71 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, stocks traded as a percentage of market capitalisation in Bahrain reached an all time high of 10.4 % in 2008 and an all time low of 0.941 % in 2011. When compared to Bahrain's main peers, stocks traded as a percentage of market capitalisation in Iran amounted to 18.3 %, 11.6 % in Qatar and 46.3 % in Saudi Arabia in 2018.
Bahrain has been ranked 47th within the group of 53 countries we follow in terms of stocks traded as a percentage of market capitalisation, 23 places above the position seen 10 years ago.
Turnover ratio is the total value of shares traded during the period divided by the average market capitalisation for the period.