European stock exchanges ranked by market capitalization 2019

While nearly every country in Europe has a stock exchange, only five are considered major, and have a market capital of over one trillion U.S dollars. European stock exchanges make up two of the top ten global major stock markets. Europe’s biggest stock exchange is the Euronext which combines five markets based in Belgium, France, Ireland, the Netherlands, and Portugal.


The Euronext Stock Exchange saw an annual increase in total market capital between 2018 and 2019. As of December 31, 2019, the information technology company IBM had the largest value of market capital on the Euronext Stock Exchange. Globally, the Euronext Stock Exchange is the sixth largest.

London Stock Exchange

The London Stock Exchange (LSE) is the second largest stock exchange in Europe and seventh globally. As of December 2019, the LSE had over two thousand companies trading with a combined market capital amounting to approximately 3.93 trillion British pounds.

Largest stock exchanges in Europe as of December 2019, by domestic market capitalization

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December 31st, 2019

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* Euronext Amsterdam, Brussels, Lisbon, London and Paris.

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