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Various topics on the European market elaborated in comprehensive reports, articles and analyses based on data of 80M+ companies.

UK: Top 10 Manufacturing Companies with highest sales in 2021
UK: Top 10 Manufacturing Companies with highest sales in 2021
Language: English

According to our database, a total of more than 7.4M businesses operate in the UK. Only 4.1% of them, approximately 304 thousand, operate in manufacturing. These companies generate sales of GBP 1.1T a year, which is 7.4% of the total sales generated by all UK businesses. Manufacturing employs 4.9M people, which is 6.6% of all UK employees.

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Value of orders received by European arms industry leaders increased in 2022. Growth in actual sales will follow.
Value of orders received by European arms industry leaders increased in 2022. Growth in actual sales will follow.
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The arms industry has complex production chains that can take months or years. Therefore, demand is reflected in order value, not sales. Our review of individual arms companies' reports shows that the value of orders increased in 2022 due to Russia's invasion of Ukraine and increased military spending by EU countries.

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UK: Top 10 Banks & Banking Institutions by Assets in 2021
UK: Top 10 Banks & Banking Institutions by Assets in 2021
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Over 960,000 businesses in the UK operate in finance, insurance, and real estate, comprising 14.6% of all UK-based businesses. This makes the finance, insurance, and real estate sector the second largest industry in the country, following closely behind the services industry, which includes over 2.6 million entities and makes up 40.8% of all UK-based businesses.

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Germany: TOP 20 Manufacturing Companies
Germany: TOP 20 Manufacturing Companies
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While less than 5% of all companies registered in Germany are engaged in manufacturing, there are 4 manufacturing companies on the list of Germany’s top 10 companies in terms of sales. Companies on the list of top 20 manufacturing companies in Germany focus on various areas - from automotive and construction, through medical materials, to chemical and pharmaceutical production.

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Germany: TOP 10 Transport Companies
Germany: TOP 10 Transport Companies
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According to our latest records, out of 5.3 million companies registered in Germany, 27,334 operate in the goods transportation industry. In this overview, we look at the 10 largest of these companies. The largest company in terms of sales is Deutsche Post DHL Group. This company’s predecessor was Deutsche Bundespost, which was privatized in 1992 to form the company it is today. Later, the company bought, among others, DHL International.

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European Analysis: E-Commerce is Back to Its Pre-Pandemic Course
European Analysis: E-Commerce is Back to Its Pre-Pandemic Course
Language: English

The COVID-19 pandemic, which began in Q1 of 2020, helped e-commerce achieve unprecedented growth. As lockdowns were implemented in many European countries, customers turned to e-commerce and deliveries since they could no longer physically visit stores. In this report, we will take a closer look at e-commerce in 2021 in 27 countries of the European Union, the United Kingdom, Norway, and Switzerland.

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TOP E-Commerce Companies in Germany
TOP E-Commerce Companies in Germany
Language: English

Germany is the second largest market for eCommerce in Europe, with revenue of 99.1 billion euros in 2021, placing it ahead of France and behind the United Kingdom. The majority of the largest e-commerce companies in Germany were founded locally and have expanded their operations to other European countries over time.

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Database of Companies in the UK: Top Industries and Biggest Players
Database of Companies in the UK: Top Industries and Biggest Players
Language: English

More than 7.37M companies are operating in the United Kingdom. Most companies operate in the Services (41.4%) and the Retail (14.26%). 1.2M companies operate in London - 16.4% of all companies. Most companies are located in England (6.44M) and then in Scotland (486 thousand), Wales (263 thousand), and Northern Ireland (173 thousand).

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Database of Companies in France: Top Industries and Biggest Players
Database of Companies in France: Top Industries and Biggest Players
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In France, more than 10.5M companies are in 101 departments (administrative units). More than half of those companies operate in the services sector (36.26%) and the finance, insurance and real estate sectors (28.4%). The highest number of companies is registered in Paris (7.5%), followed by Marseille (1.5%) and Lyon (1%).

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Database of Companies in Germany: Top Industries and Biggest Players
Database of Companies in Germany: Top Industries and Biggest Players
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More than 5.25M companies are in Germany's 16 states, almost half of which are proprietorships. Nearly half of the total number of companies operate in the service sector. The highest number of businesses is located in North Rhine-Westphalia, Bavaria, and Baden-Württemberg. If we look at individual cities, the highest number of companies are located in Berlin.

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Impact of electromobility on the European automotive industry
Impact of electromobility on the European automotive industry
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The automotive industry in the European Union is changing. The production of electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrid cars is increasing, and vehicles with internal combustion engines are decreasing. Manufacturers of parts and components for traditional internal combustion engines will be the most affected by the gradual transition to alternative vehicle propulsion (especially to EVs).

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Overview of the European Semiconductors Industry
Overview of the European Semiconductors Industry
Language: English

The semiconductor industry started having issues with supply back in 2019 when Huawei was banned from selling its products in the US. In 2020, the pandemic made the situation even worse - companies producing semiconductors and their suppliers could not meet demand due to anti-Covid measures implemented by governments across the globe.

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The Pandemic has helped European E-commerce Businesses - Germany is a clear leader
The Pandemic has helped European E-commerce Businesses - Germany is a clear leader
Language: English

The Covid-19 pandemic has mainly been favorable and beneficial to Internet sales, i.e., E-commerce. In this industry analysis, we will take a closer look at E-commerce in Germany and its neighbouring countries - England, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic, Poland and Denmark.

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E-Commerce Insights: Europa in der Pandemie
E-Commerce Insights: Europa in der Pandemie
Language: German

Die Covid-19-Pandemie hat sich vor allem positiv auf den Internetverkauf, d. h. den E-Commerce, ausgewirkt. In dieser Sektoranalyse werden wir den E-Commerce in Deutschland und seinen Nachbarländern - England, Niederlande, Belgien, Frankreich, Luxemburg, Schweiz, Österreich, Tschechische Republik, Polen und Dänemark - näher betrachten.

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The Post-Pandemic German Economy: Analysis of the 16 German States
The Post-Pandemic German Economy: Analysis of the 16 German States
Language: English

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all 16 of the German states' economies in different ways. Are there any states or industries that have been more or less affected by the pandemic? How were the former East German states affected in terms of GDP compared to the former West German states?

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Die deutsche Wirtschaft nach der Pandemie: Analyse der 16 Bundesländer
Die deutsche Wirtschaft nach der Pandemie: Analyse der 16 Bundesländer
Language: German

Die COVID-19-Pandemie hat die Wirtschaft in der Bundesrepublik und auf der ganzen Welt auf unterschiedliche Weise beeinflusst. Doch wie hat sich die Corona-Krise in den unterschiedlichen Bundesländer ausgewirkt: Gibt es Bundesländer und Branchen, die mehr oder weniger von der Pandemie betroffen sind? Hat sich die Kluft zwischen Ost und West in der Krise wieder vergrößert?

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Despite the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 UK has witnessed a record number of new companies established in June
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 UK has witnessed a record number of new companies established in June
Language: English

The record number of companies established in June 2020 could be due to measures taken by the UK government to mitigate the negative effects of the current COVID-19 crisis.

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The Impact of COVID-19 on Directly Affected European Companies
The Impact of COVID-19 on Directly Affected European Companies
Language: English

We took a look at the directly affected European companies, industries in which they operate, their current size based on annual sales and number of employees, and location of their operations.

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