A month of trading has seen IPOs jump more than 20% in the past month, with the number of IPOs opening in the first six weeks of 2018 climbing to more than 7,300, up from more than 6,000 in the same period last year.
The average IPO date of 1,500 shares opened in the US in September was up 23.6% from last month, according to data from Wedbush Securities.
IPOs also opened in Australia, Germany, India, Japan, New Zealand and South Korea.
Data from Wedge, an investment data firm, shows IPOs are up 12.5% year-on-year to an average of 1.6bn shares opening in Australia.
It is a sign of the strength of the market, with investors increasingly keen to buy shares when they see prices rise.
IPO activity peaked in July, before the end of the trading week, when IPOs opened in all 28 countries.
A record number of shares have been sold on the New York Stock Exchange so far this year.
It’s also helped to fuel a surge in the number open on the Australian Stock Exchange, which has risen by almost 30% from the same time last year to more a million.
Last month, the Australian government announced it would extend the state’s Christmas holiday to January 1, 2019, as it attempts to curb the economic fallout from the global economic crisis.