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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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 shareholders has slightly decreased by 100.000.