Industry Breakdown of Companies in Germany

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

The number of companies in Germany is 2,725,427, which represents 5.97% of all 45,660,640 companies in the HitHorizons database. The country with the highest number of registered companies is United Kingdom with 6,590,813 companies.

Current Country:
Germany 2,725,427 (6.0%)
Largest Country:
United Kingdom 6,590,813 (14.4%)
Total Number of Companies 45,660,640

TOP Industries in Germany

The industry with the highest number of companies registered in Germany is Services with 1,441,191 companies followed by Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate and Construction with 468,063 and 172,224 companies respectively.

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TOP Industries in Germany 2,725,427 registered companies

  Industry, Number of Companies Number of Companies
Services 1,441,191 52.9% 1,441,191
Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate 468,063 17.2% 468,063
Construction 172,224 6.3% 172,224
Retail Trade 165,368 6.1% 165,368
Wholesale Trade 155,407 5.7% 155,407
Manufacturing 149,459 5.5% 149,459
Transportation, Communications, Electric, Gas, and Sanitary Services 104,436 3.8% 104,436
Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing 39,435 1.4% 39,435
Public Sector 27,269 1.0% 27,269
Mining 2,259 0.1% 2,259
Unknown industry 316 0.0% 316

Breakdown of Companies in Germany by SIC Code

The Standard Industrial Classification code (SIC code) allows to classify individual industries. The top three SIC codes for Germany are Civic/social association (7.02%), Management services (6.95%) and Real estate agent/manager (6.88%) .

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Breakdown of Companies in Germany by SIC Code 2,725,427 registered companies

TOP 10 Companies by Sales Registered in Germany

Companies registered in Germany generate € 11,469,551,027,974 in sales per annum, which represents 15.3% of sales of all companies available in the HitHorizons database. The company with the highest sales is VOLKSWAGEN AG with € 250.2B followed by Uniper SE and Uniper Global Commodities SE with € 164.0B and € 138.5B in sales respectively.

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TOP 10 Companies by Sales in Germany 2,725,427 registered companies

  Company Name, Sales & Share Sales
1. VOLKSWAGEN AG € 250.2B 2.18% € 250.2B
2. Uniper SE € 164.0B 1.43% € 164.0B
3. Uniper Global Commodities SE € 138.5B 1.21% € 138.5B
4. Mercedes-Benz Group AG € 133.9B 1.17% € 133.9B
5. Schwarz Beteiligungs-KG € 114.3B 1% € 114.3B
6. Bayerische Motoren Werke AG € 111.2B 0.97% € 111.2B
7. Deutsche Telekom AG € 108.8B 0.95% € 108.8B
8. Deutsche Post AG € 81.75B 0.71% € 81.75B
9. Robert Bosch Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung € 78.75B 0.69% € 78.75B
10. BASF SE € 78.60B 0.69% € 78.60B

TOP 10 Companies by Number of Employees Registered in Germany

Companies registered in Germany have 49,806,289 employees, which represents 12.96% of all employees of companies available in the HitHorizons database. The company with the highest number of employees is VOLKSWAGEN AG with 667,647 people followed by Deutsche Post AG and Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA with 319,998 and 313,628 employees respectively.

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TOP 10 Companies by Number of Employees in Germany 2,725,427 registered companies

  Company Name, Employees & Share Employees
1. VOLKSWAGEN AG 667,647 1.34% 667,647
2. Deutsche Post AG 319,998 0.64% 319,998
3. Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA 313,628 0.63% 313,628
4. INA-Holding Schaeffler GmbH & Co. KG 309,721 0.62% 309,721
5. Fresenius Management SE 305,706 0.61% 305,706
6. Siemens AG 293,000 0.59% 293,000
7. Mercedes-Benz Group AG 250,768 0.5% 250,768
8. Deutsche Bahn AG 249,251 0.5% 249,251
9. Continental AG 235,480 0.47% 235,480
10. Deutsche Telekom AG 220,840 0.44% 220,840

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