Namibia - Market capitalization of listed domestic companies (current US$)

The latest value for Market capitalization of listed domestic companies (current US$) in Namibia was 2,461,910,000 as of 2018. Over the past 25 years, the value for this indicator has fluctuated between 2,915,230,000 in 2017 and 27,665,770 in 1993.

Definition: Market capitalization (also known as market value) is the share price times the number of shares outstanding (including their several classes) for listed domestic companies. Investment funds, unit trusts, and companies whose only business goal is to hold shares of other listed companies are excluded. Data are end of year values converted to U.S. dollars using corresponding year-end foreign exchange rates.

Source: World Federation of Exchanges database.

See also:

Year Value
1993 27,665,770
1994 196,377,200
1995 189,000,300
1996 473,547,800
1997 689,198,300
1998 427,520,000
1999 691,512,900
2000 311,229,200
2001 150,479,400
2002 204,821,600
2003 307,715,400
2004 392,630,200
2005 414,663,000
2006 541,782,500
2007 699,549,300
2008 611,601,200
2009 967,706,800
2010 1,176,270,000
2011 1,152,430,000
2012 1,303,215,000
2013 1,785,790,000
2014 1,924,030,000
2015 1,911,300,000
2016 2,336,939,000
2017 2,915,230,000
2018 2,461,910,000

Development Relevance: Stock market size can be measured in various ways, and each may produce a different ranking of countries. The development of an economy's financial markets is closely related to its overall development. Well-functioning financial systems provide good and easily accessible information which can lower transaction costs and subsequently improve resource allocation and boosts economic growth. Both banking systems and stock markets enhance growth, the main factor in poverty reduction. At low levels of economic development commercial banks tend to dominate the financial system, while at higher levels domestic stock markets tend to become more active and efficient relative to domestic banks. Open economies with sound macroeconomic policies, good legal systems, and shareholder protection attract capital and therefore have larger financial markets. Recent research on stock market development shows that modern communications technology and increased financial integration have resulted in more cross-border capital flows, a stronger presence of financial firms around the world, and the migration of stock exchange activities to international exchanges. Many firms in emerging markets now cross-list on international exchanges, which provides them with lower cost capital and more liquidity-traded shares. However, this also means that exchanges in emerging markets may not have enough financial activity to sustain them, putting pressure on them to rethink their operations.

Limitations and Exceptions: Data cover measures of size (market capitalization, number of listed domestic companies) and liquidity (value of shares traded as a percentage of gross domestic product, value of shares traded as a percentage of market capitalization). The comparability of such data across countries may be limited by conceptual and statistical weaknesses, such as inaccurate reporting and differences in accounting standards.

Statistical Concept and Methodology: Market capitalization figures include: shares of listed domestic companies; shares of foreign companies which are exclusively listed on an exchange (i.e., the foreign company is not listed on any other exchange); common and preferred shares of domestic companies; and shares without voting rights. Market capitalization figures exclude: collective investment funds ; rights, warrants, ETFs, convertible instruments ; options, futures ; foreign listed shares other than exclusively listed ones; 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; and companies admitted to trading (i.e., companies whose shares are traded at the exchange but not listed at the exchange).

Aggregation method: Sum

Periodicity: Annual

General Comments: Stock market data were previously sourced from Standard & Poor's until they discontinued their "Global Stock Markets Factbook" and database in April 2013. Time series have been replaced in December 2015 with data from the World Federation of Exchanges and


Topic: Financial Sector Indicators

Sub-Topic: Capital markets