Industry Breakdown of Companies in Switzerland

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

The number of companies in Switzerland is 551,196, which represents 1.21% 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:
Switzerland 551,196 (1.2%)
Largest Country:
United Kingdom 6,590,813 (14.4%)
Total Number of Companies 45,660,640

TOP Industries in Switzerland

The industry with the highest number of companies registered in Switzerland is Services with 244,189 companies followed by Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate and Retail Trade with 105,528 and 47,503 companies respectively.

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TOP Industries in Switzerland 551,196 registered companies

  Industry, Number of Companies Number of Companies
Services 244,189 44.3% 244,189
Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate 105,528 19.1% 105,528
Retail Trade 47,503 8.6% 47,503
Construction 44,522 8.1% 44,522
Wholesale Trade 39,273 7.1% 39,273
Manufacturing 34,947 6.3% 34,947
Transportation, Communications, Electric, Gas, and Sanitary Services 18,348 3.3% 18,348
Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing 8,376 1.5% 8,376
Public Sector 5,887 1.1% 5,887
Unknown industry 2,221 0.4% 2,221
Mining 402 0.1% 402

Breakdown of Companies in Switzerland by SIC Code

The Standard Industrial Classification code (SIC code) allows to classify individual industries. The top three SIC codes for Switzerland are Management consulting services (5.27%), Subdivider/developer (4.54%) and Misc business credit institutions (4.07%) .

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Breakdown of Companies in Switzerland by SIC Code 551,196 registered companies

TOP 10 Companies by Sales Registered in Switzerland

Companies registered in Switzerland generate € 3,829,431,308,159 in sales per annum, which represents 5.11% of sales of all companies available in the HitHorizons database. The company with the highest sales is Nestlé S.A. with € 78.00B followed by SEFE Schweiz AG and Procter & Gamble International Operations SA with € 75.11B and € 64.33B in sales respectively.

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TOP 10 Companies by Sales in Switzerland 551,196 registered companies

  Company Name, Sales & Share Sales
1. Nestlé S.A. € 78.00B 2.04% € 78.00B
2. SEFE Schweiz AG € 75.11B 1.96% € 75.11B
3. Procter & Gamble International Operations SA € 64.33B 1.68% € 64.33B
4. ADM International Sàrl € 54.38B 1.42% € 54.38B
5. Zurich Insurance Group AG € 50.68B 1.32% € 50.68B
6. Schweizerische Nationalbank € 45.54B 1.19% € 45.54B
7. Caterpillar Overseas SARL € 45.47B 1.19% € 45.47B
8. Glencore International AG € 45.21B 1.18% € 45.21B
9. Novartis AG € 43.63B 1.14% € 43.63B
10. Eni Suisse S.A. € 41.57B 1.09% € 41.57B

TOP 10 Companies by Number of Employees Registered in Switzerland

Companies registered in Switzerland have 19,526,615 employees, which represents 5.08% of all employees of companies available in the HitHorizons database. The company with the highest number of employees is Nestlé S.A. with 273,000 people followed by Candeo Corporate Services SA and Glencore International AG with 189,000 and 134,914 employees respectively.

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TOP 10 Companies by Number of Employees in Switzerland 551,196 registered companies

  Company Name, Employees & Share Employees
1. Nestlé S.A. 273,000 1.4% 273,000
2. Candeo Corporate Services SA 189,000 0.97% 189,000
3. Glencore International AG 134,914 0.69% 134,914
4. ABB Ltd 104,400 0.53% 104,400
5. Novartis AG 104,323 0.53% 104,323
6. Roche Holding AG 100,920 0.52% 100,920
7. MSC MEDITERRANEAN SHIPPING COMPANY HOLDING SA 100,000 0.51% 100,000
8. Migros-Genossenschafts-Bund 97,541 0.5% 97,541
9. SGS SA 96,000 0.49% 96,000
10. Coop Gruppe Genossenschaft 95,420 0.49% 95,420

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