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.