Breakdown of Retail Trade Industry in Europe

This statistic shows TOP countries, TOP companies by sales and number of employees operating in Retail Trade in Europe and company breakdown by SIC codes.

The number of European companies in Retail Trade is 4,854,473 which represents 11.4% of all 42,569,742 companies in the HitHorizons database. The industry with the highest number of companies is Services with 14,821,188 companies.

Current Industry:
Retail Trade 4,854,473 (11.4%)
Largest Industry:
Services 14,821,188 (34.8%)
Total Number of Companies 42,569,742

TOP 10 Countries in Retail Trade

The country with the highest number of companies operating in Retail Trade is United Kingdom with 730,693 companies followed by Spain and Italy with 638,111 and 499,127 companies respectively.

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TOP 10 Countries in Retail Trade 4,854,473 registered companies

  Country, Number of Companies Number of Companies
United Kingdom 730,693 15.1% 730,693
Spain 638,111 13.1% 638,111
Italy 499,127 10.3% 499,127
France 492,322 10.1% 492,322
Russian Federation 304,882 6.3% 304,882
Romania 243,274 5.0% 243,274
Poland 199,389 4.1% 199,389
Bulgaria 166,139 3.4% 166,139
Germany 164,374 3.4% 164,374
Turkey 160,236 3.3% 160,236

TOP 10 Companies by Sales Operating in Retail Trade

European companies operating in Retail Trade generate € 6,757,297,906,702 in sales per annum, which represents 8.11% of sales of all companies available in the HitHorizons database. The company with the highest sales is TESCO PLC with € 73.78B followed by TESCO STORES LIMITED and CONTITRADE SCHWEIZ AG with € 48.93B and € 44.48B in sales respectively.

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TOP 10 Companies by Sales Operating in Retail Trade 4,854,473 registered companies

  Company Name, Sales & Share Sales
1. TESCO PLC € 73.78B 1.09% € 73.78B
2. TESCO STORES LIMITED € 48.93B 0.72% € 48.93B
3. CONTITRADE SCHWEIZ AG € 44.48B 0.66% € 44.48B
4. AMAZON EU SARL, UK BRANCH € 36.67B 0.54% € 36.67B
5. REWE Deutscher Supermarkt AG & Co. KGaA € 34.64B 0.51% € 34.64B
6. EDEKA ZENTRALE AG & Co. KG € 34.28B 0.51% € 34.28B
7. J SAINSBURY PLC € 33.03B 0.49% € 33.03B
8. AMAZON EU S.A RL € 32.19B 0.48% € 32.19B
9. Coop Genossenschaft € 27.60B 0.41% € 27.60B
10. SAINSBURY'S SUPERMARKETS LTD € 27.38B 0.41% € 27.38B

TOP 10 Companies by Number of Employees Operating in Retail Trade

European companies operating in Retail Trade have 49,766,941 employees, which represents 10.61% of all employees of companies available in the HitHorizons database. The company with the highest number of employees is TESCO PLC with 423,092 people followed by TESCO STORES LIMITED and TANDER, AO with 249,575 and 238,997 employees respectively.

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TOP 10 Companies by Number of Employees Operating in Retail Trade 4,854,473 registered companies

  Company Name, Employees & Share Employees
1. TESCO PLC 423,092 0.85% 423,092
2. TESCO STORES LIMITED 249,575 0.5% 249,575
3. TANDER, AO 238,997 0.48% 238,997
4. ASDA GROUP LIMITED 172,458 0.35% 172,458
5. J SAINSBURY PLC 171,400 0.34% 171,400
6. AGROTORG, OOO 160,679 0.32% 160,679
7. ASDA STORES LIMITED 145,997 0.29% 145,997
8. WM MORRISON SUPERMARKETS P L C 98,619 0.2% 98,619
9. MERCADONA SA 93,219 0.19% 93,219
10. digitec AG 89,140 0.18% 89,140

Breakdown of Companies in Retail Trade by SIC Code

The Standard Industrial Classification code (SIC code) allows to classify individual industries. The top three SIC codes for the whole of Europe are Eating place (20.23%), Ret misc merchandise (10.06%) and Drinking place (8.45%).

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Breakdown of Companies in Retail Trade by SIC Code 4,854,473 registered companies

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