Wholesale and Retail Trade

Wholesale and Retail Trade

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Our Industry in Numbers (2013)

  • 530,000 companies employ about 4.9 million people or more than 15 percent of all employees in Germany.
  • With approx. 1.1 trillion in turnover, wholesale is Germany’s second largest industry behind manufacturing.
  • Retail turnover developed solidly over the last years and is close to reaching EUR 500 billion (2012).
  • Private spending remained strong at EUR 1,572 billion in 2013.

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