Istanbul Stock Exchange


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Symbol Location Market Cap Status Opening Bell Closing Bell
BIST Istanbul,
$131.78 Billion 10:00 AM 6:00 PM

Istanbul Stock Exchange 2018

Istanbul Stock Exchange Table of Contents

Istanbul Stock Exchange by the Numbers

The Borsa Istanbul (BIST) is based in Istanbul, Turkey. Below is a break down of key Istanbul Stock Exchange figures.

Market Capitalization

Ranked 37th in Market Capitalization ($131.78 Billion)

Market Cap over Turkey GDP ratio is 16.04%

Turkey Statistics

Ranked 17th in Gross Domestic Product ($821.8 Billion)

Ranked 17th in Population (77.8 Million People)

Istanbul Stock Exchange is the 37th largest exchange out of the 79 stock exchanges we track. The Borsa Istanbul's Market Capitalization is $131.78 Billion adjusted US Dollars as of March 2018. Although the primary currency used by the Borsa Istanbul is the Turkey Lira (YTL).

The population in Turkey is approximately 77.8 Million people and the country has a GDP of $821.8 Billion adjusted US Dollars. Turkey ranks 17th in terms of population and 171st in terms of GDP out of 240 countries and country equivalents.

Market Capitalization to GDP ratio, which when compared to the historic ratio is an indicator that a market is over or under valued, is 16.04%.

† Market Capitalization and Gross Domestic Product are both converted into U.S. Dollars. Data shown here is from March 2018 and is updated yearly.

When is the Istanbul Stock Exchange Open?

Upcoming Holidays

New Year's Day January 1, 2019
Children's Day April 23, 2019
Labour Day May 1, 2019
Ramadan Feast June 4, 2019
Ramadan Feast June 5, 2019
Ramadan Feast June 6, 2019
Democracy and National Unity Day July 15, 2019
Eid al-Adha August 12, 2019

Trading Schedule

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Does the Istanbul Stock Exchange close for lunch?

The Istanbul Stock Exchange closes for lunch each day at 1:00 PM and re-opens at 2:00 PM.

Istanbul Stock Exchange Timezone

The Istanbul Stock Exchange uses the Europe/Istanbul timezone for all listed times. This timezone is currently +03:00. Europe/Istanbul does not observe Daylight Saving Time (DST).

About the Istanbul Stock Exchange

Istanbul Stock Exchange Currency

The Istanbul Stock Exchange trades shares in Turkey Lira. The official ISO 4217 currency code for Turkey Lira is TRY. The official currency symbol is "YTL". Note that all dollar values listed on this site, such as market cap, are in U.S. Dollars.

The table below shows the current currency exchange rates between Turkey Lira and other top currencies. These rates were last updated on December 12, 2018 .

100 Turkey Lira Equals:

18.65 16.46 14.91 1,343.80 128.43

Economy and Geography

The Istanbul Stock Exchange (BIST) is located in Europe and its headquarters is located in Istanbul, Turkey. Companies listed on the Istanbul Stock Exchange are primarily Turkey based companies and trade in Turkey Lira. Companies outside of Turkey would be listed in a different exchange. See the full list of exchanges.

Contact the Istanbul Stock Exchange

In most cases, you will want contact your broker instead of contacting the Istanbul Stock Exchange directly. Most general information about the Istanbul Stock Exchange can be found on the web at

To contact the Istanbul Stock Exchange, you can use the information below:

  • Phone Number: +90 212 298 21 00
  • Email Address:

What's Next?

Check out the Istanbul Stock Exchange Bell Countdown see when the stock market opens next. All holiday closures are taken into account by our Opening/Closing Bell Countdown. You can even turn on/off an opening and closing bell notification sound.

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