Number of Shareholders Rises to over more than 10 Millions
In 2017 the number of shareholders and equity fund holders has risen significantly. On an annual average it was almost 1.1 million higher than in the previous year. In total more than 10 million citizens in Germany owned shares or equity funds, which means around one in six or 15.7 percent of the population. This is the highest level for ten years and equals the level before the financial crisis.