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 isĀ 2,654,244, which represents 6.1% of all 43,520,827 companies in the HitHorizons database. The country with the highest number of registered companies is United Kingdom with 6,380,599 companies.

Current Country:
Germany 2,654,244 (6.1%)
Largest Country:
United Kingdom 6,380,599 (14.7%)
Total Number of Companies 43,520,827

TOP Industries in Germany

The industry with the highest number of companies registered in Germany is Services with 1,420,711 companies followed by Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate and Construction with 428,865 and 168,664 companies respectively.

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TOP Industries in Germany 2,654,244 registered companies

  Industry, Number of Companies Number of Companies
Services 1,420,711 53.5% 1,420,711
Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate 428,865 16.2% 428,865
Construction 168,664 6.4% 168,664
Retail Trade 164,808 6.2% 164,808
Wholesale Trade 152,304 5.7% 152,304
Manufacturing 148,551 5.6% 148,551
Transportation, Communications, Electric, Gas, and Sanitary Services 101,305 3.8% 101,305
Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing 37,789 1.4% 37,789
Public Sector 26,260 1.0% 26,260
Unknown industry 2,722 0.1% 2,722
Mining 2,265 0.1% 2,265

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 (7.21%), Management services (6.98%) and Real estate agent/manager (6.57%) .

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Breakdown of Companies in Germany by SIC Code 2,654,244 registered companies

TOP 10 Companies by Sales Registered in Germany

Companies registered in Germany generate € 11,765,903,342,494 in sales per annum, which represents 14.91% of sales of all companies available in the HitHorizons database. The company with the highest sales is VOLKSWAGEN AG with € 222.9B followed by Daimler AG and Schwarz Beteiligungs-KG with € 154.3B and € 114.3B in sales respectively.

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TOP 10 Companies by Sales in Germany 2,654,244 registered companies

  Company Name, Sales & Share Sales
1. VOLKSWAGEN AG € 222.9B 1.89% € 222.9B
2. Daimler AG € 154.3B 1.31% € 154.3B
3. Schwarz Beteiligungs-KG € 114.3B 0.97% € 114.3B
4. Deutsche Telekom AG € 101.0B 0.86% € 101.0B
5. Bayerische Motoren Werke AG € 98.99B 0.84% € 98.99B
6. Robert Bosch Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung € 77.72B 0.66% € 77.72B
7. Uniper Global Commodities SE € 77.08B 0.66% € 77.08B
8. Deutsche Post AG € 66.81B 0.57% € 66.81B
9. E.ON SE € 60.94B 0.52% € 60.94B
10. INA-Holding Schaeffler GmbH & Co. KG € 59.98B 0.51% € 59.98B

TOP 10 Companies by Number of Employees Registered in Germany

Companies registered in Germany have 56,079,571 employees, which represents 12.27% of all employees of companies available in the HitHorizons database. The company with the highest number of employees is VOLKSWAGEN AG with 665,445 people followed by INA-Holding Schaeffler GmbH & Co. KG and Deutsche Post AG with 320,432 and 319,998 employees respectively.

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TOP 10 Companies by Number of Employees in Germany 2,654,244 registered companies

  Company Name, Employees & Share Employees
1. VOLKSWAGEN AG 665,445 1.19% 665,445
2. INA-Holding Schaeffler GmbH & Co. KG 320,432 0.57% 320,432
3. Deutsche Post AG 319,998 0.57% 319,998
4. Fresenius Management SE 305,706 0.55% 305,706
5. Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA 305,000 0.54% 305,000
6. Siemens AG 299,000 0.53% 299,000
7. Daimler AG 293,138 0.52% 293,138
8. Deutsche Bahn AG 249,251 0.44% 249,251
9. Continental AG 235,480 0.42% 235,480
10. Deutsche Telekom AG 223,539 0.4% 223,539

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