Households have financial assets worth €6.3 trillion

The financial assets of households in Germany increased by €67 billion in the third quarter of 2019 and now amount to roughly €6.3 trillion. The rise is attributable to robust income growth and the continued high propensity to save.

Currency and deposits constitute around 40% of these assets, while another 37% consist of claims on insurance corporations and pension funds. The rest is held above all in the form of equity, investment fund shares and debt securities.

By the way: If you stacked the financial assets of households in Germany in €50 banknotes, one on top of the other, the height of the stack would roughly correspond to the diameter of the Earth.