Number of Shareholders Keeps Constant at 9 Million in 2016 (Shareholding Statistics of Deutsches Aktieninstitut, 2016) (in German)
The number of shareholders and investors in equity funds kept constant at 9 million in 2016. This equals 14 percent of the German population in the age of above 14 years. The high level of market volalitility in the first half of the year did not make people feel insecure with respect to equity investments.
The shareholdings statistics of Deutsches Aktieninstituts also offer an overview on the sociademographics of shareholders and investors in equity funds. Sociodemographic details of German shareholders are available upon request.