European Industry Statistics
Retail Trade

The number of European companies in Retail Trade is 4,674,107 which represents 11.38% of all 41,070,124 companies in the HitHorizons database. The industry with the highest number of companies is Services with 14,399,999 companies.

Retail Trade 4,674,107 (11.4%)
Services 14,399,999 (35.1%)
Total Number of Companies 41,070,124

TOP 10 Countries in Retail Trade

The country with the highest number of companies operating in Retail Trade is Spain with 625,091 companies followed by United Kingdom and Italy with 618,632 and 486,908 companies respectively.

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TOP 10 Countries in Retail Trade 4,674,107 registered companies

  Country, Number of Companies Number of Companies
Spain 625,091 13.4% 625,091
United Kingdom 618,632 13.2% 618,632
Italy 486,908 10.4% 486,908
France 478,960 10.2% 478,960
Russian Federation 343,047 7.3% 343,047
Romania 238,668 5.1% 238,668
Poland 188,770 4.0% 188,770
Turkey 168,555 3.6% 168,555
Germany 163,943 3.5% 163,943
Bulgaria 154,508 3.3% 154,508

TOP 10 Companies by Sales Operating in Retail Trade

European companies operating in Retail Trade generate €5,345,510,728,338 in sales per annum, which represents 7.33% of sales of all companies available in the HitHorizons database. The company with the highest sales is TESCO PLC with €72.24 mld. followed by Lidl Österreich GmbH and TESCO STORES LIMITED with €50.85 mld. and €47.72 mld. in sales respectively.

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TOP 10 Companies by Sales Operating in Retail Trade 4,674,107 registered companies

  Company Name, Sales & Share Sales
1. TESCO PLC €72.24 mld. 1.35% €72.24 mld.
2. Lidl Österreich GmbH €50.85 mld. 0.95% €50.85 mld.
3. TESCO STORES LIMITED €47.72 mld. 0.89% €47.72 mld.
4. REWE Deutscher Supermarkt AG & Co. KGaA €34.64 mld. 0.65% €34.64 mld.
5. EDEKA ZENTRALE AG & Co. KG €34.28 mld. 0.64% €34.28 mld.
6. J SAINSBURY PLC €32.79 mld. 0.61% €32.79 mld.
7. AMAZON EU S.A RL €27.89 mld. 0.52% €27.89 mld.
8. AMAZON EU SARL, UK BRANCH €27.89 mld. 0.52% €27.89 mld.
9. JAGUAR LAND ROVER AUTOMOTIVE PLC €27.37 mld. 0.51% €27.37 mld.
10. SAINSBURY'S SUPERMARKETS LTD €27.16 mld. 0.51% €27.16 mld.

TOP 10 Companies by Number of Employees Operating in Retail Trade

European companies operating in Retail Trade have 36,681,680 employees, which represents 9.21% of all employees of companies available in the HitHorizons database. The company with the highest number of employees is TESCO PLC with 448,988 people followed by TESCO STORES LIMITED and J SAINSBURY PLC with 275,151 and 181,900 employees respectively.

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TOP 10 Companies by Number of Employees Operating in Retail Trade 4,674,107 registered companies

  Company Name, Employees & Share Employees
1. TESCO PLC 448,988 1.22% 448,988
2. TESCO STORES LIMITED 275,151 0.75% 275,151
3. J SAINSBURY PLC 181,900 0.5% 181,900
4. ASDA GROUP LIMITED 172,458 0.47% 172,458
5. ASDA STORES LIMITED 145,997 0.4% 145,997
6. WM MORRISON SUPERMARKETS P L C 119,778 0.33% 119,778
7. MERCADONA SA 89,500 0.24% 89,500
8. Société Coopérative Migros-Genève 87,414 0.24% 87,414
9. Genossenschaft Migros Ostschweiz 87,414 0.24% 87,414
10. Casa Interio AG 87,414 0.24% 87,414

Industry 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 Europe are Eating place (19.75%), Ret misc merchandise (10.31%) and Drinking place (8.58%) .

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Industry Breakdown of Companies in Retail Trade by SIC Code 4,674,107 registered companies

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