Company data in figures

Number of companies in Germany, as of 2014  3.647.326
Of which sole proprietors 2.273.012
Of which partnerships 458.766
Of which corporations 679.882
Of which other legal forms 235.666

(Source: Statistisches Bundesamt)

Self-employed persons in the liberal professions, as of 2016
(Source: Bundeswirtschaftsministerium)
Number of industries in the classification of economic activities (2008)
(Source: Statistisches Bundesamt)
 approx. 1.800

Further information on company size and industry distribution