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London Stock Exchange (UK) trading: market value of companies 2015-2020

The total market value of all companies trading on the London Stock Exchange has taken a large hit during the months of 2020 due in most part to a mass sell-off of shares caused by the fears surrounding the coronavirus. Between December 2019 and March 2020, the total value of market capitalization decreased by more than 900 billion British pounds (GBP). The overall number of companies currently trading has also fallen, although the number of daily trades spiked in March 2020.

European stock exchanges

While almost every country has a stock Exchange, in Europe only 5 exchanges are considered major, with total market capital amounting to over one trillion euros. The London Stock Exchange is the second largest in Europe and seventh largest worldwide. As of December 2019, Europe’s largest stock exchange, Euronext had a total market capital of listed companies valued at approximately 4.2 trillion U.S. dollars.


Europe’s largest stock exchange Euronext saw an increase in overall market capital between 2018 and 2019. As of December 2019, the leading company (market capitalization) trading on the Euronext stock market was information technology company IBM, with a value of nearly 244 billion euros.

Market value of all companies trading on the London Stock Exchange from January 2015 to December 2020

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Release date

January 2021


United Kingdom

Survey time period

January 2015 to December 2020

Supplementary notes

Figures for earlier years available on London Stock Exchange historical company tab.

Figures rounded.

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