Graphic comparative presentation of the market capitalization based on the stock exchanges of the individual countries at the gross domestic product:

Switzerland, Finland, Great Britain, the Netherlands and Sweden show the great importance of the stock exchange with values over 100 % in these countries based on the gross national product.

Under the countries, which lie below the average, mainly the Eastern European countries are to be found.

Interesting will be the development in the year 2004, because straight with the extension to the East of the European Union might rise the market capitalization at the stock exchanges of the new European Union countries clearly.