Statistics

Here you will find statistics about the number of shareholders in Germany. Annually we determine how many Germans invest in shares or equity funds and thus use them to accumulate wealth or provide for the old-age. The file for download below surveys the sociodemographics of German shareholders in detail. Trends in the number of shareholders are also commented in a separate yearly study on the number and structure of shareholders in Germany.

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The number of shareholders and investors in equity funds rised signficantly by 1.1 million to over 10 million in 2017. This equals 15,7 percent of the German population in the age of above 14 years, so that the pre-crisis level has been reached again.

 

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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 ...

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The Germans' confidence in shares has returned in 2015. The number of shareholders and investors in equity funds rised to 9 million which is the highest level since three years. This equals 14 percent of the German population in the age of above 14 years and an increase of 560.000 (+ 6.7 percent) compared to 2014.  The shareholdings statistics of Deutsches Aktieninstituts also offer an overview on the sociademographics of shareholders and investors in equity funds. Sociodemographic details ...

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The equity culture in Germany takes the second hit in row. In 2014 the number of sharholders and holders of equity funds declines by 500.000 - despite of rising share prices. Only 8.4 million Germans (13.1 percent of the population) invest in the equity market. Due to the conservative structure of savings private households accumulate less wealth than they could. Deutsches Aktieninstituts therefore calls upon politicians to remove regulatory and other obstacles for share investments. The ...

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In 2013 there has been 600.000 people less investing in shares or equity funds compared to 2012 - a set back for the equity culture in Germany. This is a key result of the most recent issue of the shareholding statistics of Deutsches Aktieninstitut. Only 8.9 million Germans 13.8 percent of the population) put private savings into shares or equity funds. The sharp is explained exclusively by the drop in the number of holders of equity funds, while the number of shareholders remained constant.

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In the first half of the year 2013 the number of direct shareholders has increased by 7.1 percent. Compared to 2012 additional 323.000 people have decided to invest in shares, so that there are now 4.9 million direct shareholders in Germany (7.1 percent of the population). This is the highest number since 2003. However, in the same space of time the number of people who invest in equity-based funds has decreased. Taking both developments together, the number of indirect and direct ...

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The number of shareholders and holders of equity funds increased by 1.5 million in the first half of the year 2012. This is the third increase in a row. Currently, 10.2 million German people or 15.7 percent of the German population is directly or indirectly invested in equity.

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The number of shareholders and holders of equity funds increased by 356.000 million in the second half of the year 2011. The positive trend of the first half of the year 2011 has, thus, been reinforeced. 8.7 million German people or 13.4 percent of the German population are currently directly or indirectly invested in equity.

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