Industry Breakdown of Companies in United Kingdom

This statistic shows TOP industries, TOP companies by sales and number of employees and the most common SIC codes in United Kingdom

The number of companies in United Kingdom is 6,590,813, which represents 14.43% of all 45,660,640 companies in the HitHorizons database. United Kingdom is the largest country in Europe according to number of registered companies.

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United Kingdom 6,590,813 (14.4%)
Total Number of Companies 45,660,640

TOP Industries in United Kingdom

The industry with the highest number of companies registered in United Kingdom is Services with 2,689,936 companies followed by Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate and Retail Trade with 960,566 and 865,860 companies respectively.

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TOP Industries in United Kingdom 6,590,813 registered companies

  Industry, Number of Companies Number of Companies
Services 2,689,936 40.8% 2,689,936
Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate 960,566 14.6% 960,566
Retail Trade 865,860 13.1% 865,860
Unknown industry 673,983 10.2% 673,983
Construction 512,487 7.8% 512,487
Transportation, Communications, Electric, Gas, and Sanitary Services 286,693 4.3% 286,693
Manufacturing 259,788 3.9% 259,788
Wholesale Trade 203,561 3.1% 203,561
Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing 110,336 1.7% 110,336
Public Sector 16,914 0.3% 16,914
Mining 10,689 0.2% 10,689

Breakdown of Companies in United Kingdom by SIC Code

The Standard Industrial Classification code (SIC code) allows to classify individual industries. The top three SIC codes for United Kingdom are Non classified establishment (10.23%), Business services (6.23%) and Subdivider/developer (4.19%) .

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Breakdown of Companies in United Kingdom by SIC Code 6,590,813 registered companies

TOP 10 Companies by Sales Registered in United Kingdom

Companies registered in United Kingdom generate € 16,920,784,322,017 in sales per annum, which represents 22.58% of sales of all companies available in the HitHorizons database. The company with the highest sales is SHELL PLC with € 221.0B followed by INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL BANK OF CHINA LIMITED and GLENCORE PLC with € 176.6B and € 172.2B in sales respectively.

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TOP 10 Companies by Sales in United Kingdom 6,590,813 registered companies

  Company Name, Sales & Share Sales
1. SHELL PLC € 221.0B 1.31% € 221.0B
2. INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL BANK OF CHINA LIMITED € 176.6B 1.04% € 176.6B
3. GLENCORE PLC € 172.2B 1.02% € 172.2B
4. CHINA CONSTRUCTION BANK CORPORATION LONDON BRANCH € 155.5B 0.92% € 155.5B
5. BP P.L.C. € 133.3B 0.79% € 133.3B
6. MITSUBISHI CORPORATION € 133.0B 0.79% € 133.0B
7. BANK OF CHINA LIMITED € 128.8B 0.76% € 128.8B
8. AB INBEV HOLDINGS LIMITED € 92.12B 0.54% € 92.12B
9. CREDIT AGRICOLE S.A. € 91.19B 0.54% € 91.19B
10. JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION € 90.11B 0.53% € 90.11B

TOP 10 Companies by Number of Employees Registered in United Kingdom

Companies registered in United Kingdom have 68,711,062 employees, which represents 17.89% of all employees of companies available in the HitHorizons database. The company with the highest number of employees is G4S LIMITED with 513,324 people followed by TESCO PLC and CHINA CONSTRUCTION BANK CORPORATION LONDON BRANCH with 354,744 and 352,621 employees respectively.

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TOP 10 Companies by Number of Employees in United Kingdom 6,590,813 registered companies

  Company Name, Employees & Share Employees
1. G4S LIMITED 513,324 0.75% 513,324
2. TESCO PLC 354,744 0.52% 354,744
3. CHINA CONSTRUCTION BANK CORPORATION LONDON BRANCH 352,621 0.51% 352,621
4. BANK OF CHINA LIMITED 306,322 0.45% 306,322
5. TECH MAHINDRA LIMITED 256,000 0.37% 256,000
6. HSBC HOLDINGS PLC 231,556 0.34% 231,556
7. LIDL U.K. GMBH 212,329 0.31% 212,329
8. TESCO OVERSEAS INVESTMENTS LIMITED 179,855 0.26% 179,855
9. ROYAL MAIL PLC 159,819 0.23% 159,819
10. TESCO STORES LIMITED 151,496 0.22% 151,496

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