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 2,705,253, which represents 6% of all 45,110,074 companies in the HitHorizons database. The country with the highest number of registered companies is United Kingdom with 6,517,611 companies.

Current Country:
Germany 2,705,253 (6.0%)
Largest Country:
United Kingdom 6,517,611 (14.4%)
Total Number of Companies 45,110,074

TOP Industries in Germany

The industry with the highest number of companies registered in Germany is Services with 1,434,881 companies followed by Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate and Construction with 458,453 and 171,249 companies respectively.

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TOP Industries in Germany 2,705,253 registered companies

  Industry, Number of Companies Number of Companies
Services 1,434,881 53.0% 1,434,881
Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate 458,453 16.9% 458,453
Construction 171,249 6.3% 171,249
Retail Trade 164,664 6.1% 164,664
Wholesale Trade 154,492 5.7% 154,492
Manufacturing 149,208 5.5% 149,208
Transportation, Communications, Electric, Gas, and Sanitary Services 103,442 3.8% 103,442
Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing 39,178 1.4% 39,178
Public Sector 27,037 1.0% 27,037
Mining 2,265 0.1% 2,265
Unknown industry 384 0.0% 384

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 (7.07%), Management services (6.97%) and Real estate agent/manager (6.82%) .

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Breakdown of Companies in Germany by SIC Code 2,705,253 registered companies

TOP 10 Companies by Sales Registered in Germany

Companies registered in Germany generate € 11,996,268,963,870 in sales per annum, which represents 15.27% 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 Mercedes-Benz Group AG with € 164.0B and € 133.9B in sales respectively.

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TOP 10 Companies by Sales in Germany 2,705,253 registered companies

  Company Name, Sales & Share Sales
1. VOLKSWAGEN AG € 250.2B 2.09% € 250.2B
2. Uniper SE € 164.0B 1.37% € 164.0B
3. Mercedes-Benz Group AG € 133.9B 1.12% € 133.9B
4. Schwarz Beteiligungs-KG € 114.3B 0.95% € 114.3B
5. Bayerische Motoren Werke AG € 111.2B 0.93% € 111.2B
6. Deutsche Telekom AG € 108.8B 0.91% € 108.8B
7. Deutsche Post AG € 81.75B 0.68% € 81.75B
8. BASF SE € 78.60B 0.66% € 78.60B
9. E.ON SE € 77.36B 0.64% € 77.36B
10. Uniper Global Commodities SE € 77.08B 0.64% € 77.08B

TOP 10 Companies by Number of Employees Registered in Germany

Companies registered in Germany have 57,134,297 employees, which represents 12.41% 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 2,705,253 registered companies

  Company Name, Employees & Share Employees
1. VOLKSWAGEN AG 667,647 1.17% 667,647
2. Deutsche Post AG 319,998 0.56% 319,998
3. Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA 313,628 0.55% 313,628
4. INA-Holding Schaeffler GmbH & Co. KG 309,721 0.54% 309,721
5. Fresenius Management SE 305,706 0.54% 305,706
6. Siemens AG 293,000 0.51% 293,000
7. Mercedes-Benz Group AG 250,768 0.44% 250,768
8. Deutsche Bahn AG 249,251 0.44% 249,251
9. Continental AG 235,480 0.41% 235,480
10. Deutsche Telekom AG 220,840 0.39% 220,840

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