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 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.