India Market Cap Growth: 2008 to 2018

Continuing the #indiamarketnumbers series on data-centric posts on the India Market.

India Market Cap Growth: 2008 to 2018

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Chart shows total India Market Cap from 2008 to 2018 with the year-on-year % growth (orange line).


  • Total Market Cap of publicly listed companies in India has grown from ₹26 Lakh Crores ($400B in constant currency terms) in 2008 to ₹140 Lakh Crores ($2,162B) over ten years, a growth of 5.4X
  • Over the last ten years, markets have shrunk in three years, the biggest fall of 29% happening during the 2008 financial crisis. 2012 and 2016 saw marginal negative growth. Other than 2013, all other up years saw double-digit year-on-year growth
  • Compounded annually, the growth of listed companies has been a healthy 18.4% in spite of the 30% fall in the very first year of this period

Previous post in the data series: Top Sectors by Market Cap in 2018

3 thoughts on “India Market Cap Growth: 2008 to 2018

  • April 9, 2018 at 10:36 am

    Very interesting. Inspite of this generation’s biggest equity crash and the stagnant UPA-II years , there has been a healthy CAGR of 18.4% growth for anybody who chose to do a basic buy and hold (SIPping would have been even better). When looked at from this perspective , all the scams , scandals , frauds , wars , political instability , tax code changes and whatnot. Really doesn’t matter. Hope to see a similar chart and rate of growth from 2018-2028.

  • April 9, 2018 at 11:19 am

    True. Focuses on near-term factors seems to make over-emphasise risk. Zooming out helps gain perspective.

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