Stock Exchanges Industry Profile

Report Page Length: 10-12
Last Quarterly Update: 5/30/2022
SIC Codes: 6231
NAICS Codes: 523210
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Companies in this industry operate physical or electronic marketplaces to facilitate the buying and selling of stocks, stock options, bonds, or commodity contracts. Major companies include the CBOE Global Markets, Nasdaq OMX Group, and New York Stock Exchange (owned by Intercontinental Exchange) (all based in the US), as well as Japan Exchange Group (formed by the merger of the Tokyo Stock Exchange and Osaka Securities Exchange), Euronext (Netherlands), and London Stock Exchange. Regardless of their location, major securities exchanges are global in scope.

Global equity market capitalization, which represents the value of publicly traded companies and indicates demand for stock exchanges, exceeds $80 trillion, a 320% increase from $25 trillion in 2009, according to Business Insider. Of the 60 major stock exchanges in the world, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) accounted for $24.2 trillion in market capitalization, or about 30% of the total market for global equities in 2018. On a regional basis, the Americas accounted for about $42 trillion of global market capitalization, followed by Asia/Pacific ($31 trillion), and Europe/Middle East/Africa ($22 trillion), according to Statista.

The securities and commodity exchanges industry in the US includes about 36 establishments (single-location companies and units of multi-location companies) with combined annual revenue of about $12 billion.


Demand is driven by investor confidence and companies seeking access to public capital. The profitability of individual exchanges depends on maximizing transaction and clearing ...

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