The Shareholding in Sweden

A report from Euroclear Sweden

For the Swedish version, please go to the Swedish site.

This report describes the shareholding in Swedish limited companies. As the Central Securities Depository in Sweden, we hold the official register of the shareholding in all listed Swedish companies.

The data in the report is based on all Swedish listed companies, as well as Swedish unlisted companies affiliated to Euroclear Sweden's securities system.

Download the report from 2018


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From the report:

  • The proportion of younger Swedish shareholders continues to increase. The 21-30 age group has steadily increased the latest five years. For the first time in many years, it is not the 61-70 age group that is the largest one among Swedish private shareholders, but instead the 51-60 age group.
  • The turbulent year on the Stockholm Exchange meant large reductions in value for Swedish stakeholders, 64 billion less than at the corresponding point in 2017. 

  • In 2018, almost six out of every ten shareholders were men, a proportion that has remained almost unchanged over time. Men still own two thirds of the market value, and women one third.
  • The total number of shareholders, which includes Swedish private individuals, rose by 1 966 to a total of 2 140 009 shareholders.

Download the full report to read more about the shareholding in Swedish limited companies.

About the report

The report includes data of all Swedish limited companies whose shares are listed on a marketplace in Sweden, as well as Swedish unlisted companies that are affiliated to Euroclear Sweden’s securities system, in total 1 412 companies. Unlisted companies refer to companies whose shares are not listed at a marketplace in Sweden. 

Euroclear Sweden's supporting data provides the ability to survey how share ownership develops over time, how it differs between men and women, different age groups and different geographical regions, and what differences exist between private individuals and institutional shareholders (companies and organisations).

The report also provides the ability to look more closely at the ownership of Sweden's largest companies in terms of the number of shareholders and to compare Swedish and foreign ownership.


Krister Modin, Euroclear Sweden

Krister Modin, Data Analyst

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