Future employment growth (in %) in wholesale & retail trade sector across countries in 2016-2030

In 2016, the share of wholesale & retail trade in total EU employment was 14.01%.

During the period 2011-2016, the employment level of wholesale & retail trade in EU changed by 3.86%.

The countries with highest employment share of wholesale & retail trade in 2016 were:

  • Cyprus 17.93%
  • Greece 17.91%
  • Lithuania 17.16%
  • Bulgaria 16.82%
  • Spain 16.09%

The occupations with the largest numbers of people employed in wholesale & retail trade in 2016 in EU were:

  • Sales workers 13,717,259
  • Office associate professionals 2,352,136
  • Metal & machinery workers 1,876,850
  • Technical labourers 1,539,170
  • Accounting clerks 1,503,783

In the period 2016-2030, employment for wholesale & retail trade in EU is projected to change by 9.49%

Occupations employed in the sector in wholesale & retail trade sector in EU in 2016

Employment share (%) in wholesale & retail trade sector across countries in 2016

Employment in wholesale & retail trade sector in EU in 2016 by level of education

Employment in wholesale & retail trade sector in EU in 2016 by age