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 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 sharholdings statistics of Deutsches Aktieninstituts also offer an overview on the sociademographics of shareholders and investors in equity funds.