Most companies were classified under the sector of "trade as well as maintenance and repair of vehicles". They employed almost 72,700 individuals and achieved sales of 66.7 billion euros (41.2 percent of the companies' sales). In the manufacturing sector, compared to trade, almost 600 companies less were controlled from abroad. Nonetheless, they achieved sales that were almost as high (approximately 63.7 billion euros). Over one third (149 000) of all employed people hold a job in this economic sector.
© Hessian State Office of Statistics, Wiesbaden, 2015