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HERFINDAHL INDEX

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Definition:
A measure of industry concentration. The value of the index is the sum of the squares of the market shares of all firms in an industry. Higher values indicate greater concentration.

Source Publication:
IMF, 2004, Compilation Guide on Financial Soundness Indicators, IMF, Washington DC, Appendix VII, Glossary.

Statistical Theme: Financial statistics

Created on Thursday, August 26, 2004