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Global Top 100 companies by market capitalisation


Global Top 100 analyses the Top 100 global companies by market capitalisation and compares how the list evolves year-on-year. We analyse trends to understand the impact of external political and economic events and identify the risers and the fallers, look at sector dynamics and presented a view on how the global landscape has changed. The analysis was conducted between 31 March 2015 and 31 March 2016 and captures companies market cap in US$, based on their country of origin. 
 


Key points

  • The UK keeps its third position in PwC’s Global Top 100 companies ranking post Brexit vote 
  • The US extends its leading position in PwC’s Global Top 100 companies ranking while Europe continues to decline 
  • The total market capitalisation of the Global Top 100 showed a significant decrease for the first time since post-crisis levels, falling by $668bn (4%) 
  • The US extended its leading position with 54 companies this year, up from 53 last year. The US share by market capitalisation increased from 57% to 62% (a gross increase of $314bn). All the Top 10 are now US companies  

 

  • Europe lost a further 2 companies to 24, with a similar decline from 21% to 19% in share by market capitalisation (a gross decrease of $428bn) 
  • The UK keeps its third position with 7 companies in the Top 100, but down from 8 companies last year  
  • Apple retains the pole position for the 5th year in a row, but the gap with Alphabet (ex-Google) is narrowing 
  • The Technology sector has overtaken the financial sector 

 

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Kallia Mylonaki

Senior Manager, Marketing & Communications , PwC Greece

Tel: +30 210 8114386

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Kallia Mylonaki

Senior Manager, Marketing & Communications

Tel: +30 210 8114386

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