Largest companies in Europe


In this article we compile the ranking of the largest companies in Europe based on the market capitalization of the year 2017. First Nestlé with 218.49 billion euros, followed by Anheuser-Busch and Roche, with 207.78 and 204 , 79 respectively.

The dominance of the top 10 is distributed in the hands of Great Britain and Switzerland. However, the latter country has two of its three companies at the top of the ranking.

Spain has its companies quite distributed throughout the list, with the textile company Inditex being the best positioned with 107 billion euros in market capitalization, very close to the top 10.

Making a brief comparison of countries and based on the ranking of the largest companies in the world in 2017, we can see how Europe is quite below, since it is not until 17th place in this ranking where Nestlé appears.

Next, we present the largest companies in Europe (the data are in billions of EUROS), ordered by their market cap as of March 30, 2017 and their total assets as of December 31, 2016:

No.CompanyStock Market CapAssetsCountry
1Nestle218,49 122,95Switzerland
2Anheuser-Busch207,78 244,98Belgium
3Roche204,79 71,60Switzerland
4Rdsa199,41 389,95Netherlands
5Novartis179,29 123,38Switzerland
6HSBC148,48 2.251,81Britain
7Unilever Nv-Cva142,17 56,43Britain
8Unilever Plc142,08 56,43Britain
9Total Sa115,89 219,00France
10British American Tobacco115,32 46,55Britain
11Sap Se111,28 44,28Germany
12Inditex107,23 19,62Spain
13Sanofi107,22 104,67France
14Siemens Ag-Reg105,42 126,23Germany
15BP Plc105,11 249,66Britain
16Lvmh Moet Hennessy Louis Vui103,85 59,62France
17Medtronic Plc102,29 91,34Ireland
18The real101,99 35,63France
19Glaxosmithkline Plc92,33 69,15Britain
20Novo Nordisk A / S-B86,75 13,12Denmark
21Bayer Ag-Reg85,92 82,24Germany
22Santander Bank82,22 1.339,13Spain
23Basf Se81,59 76,50Germany
24Allianz Se-Reg77,11 883,81Germany
25Deutsche Telekom Ag-Reg74,66 148,48Germany
26Bnp Paribas72,80 2.076,96France
27Volkswagen Ag71,07 409,73Germany
28Accenture Plc-Cl A70,52 18,93Ireland
29Daimler Ag-Registered Shares70,13 242,99Germany
30Astrazeneca Plc69,35 59,28Britain
31Rio Tinto Ltd67,25 84,63Britain
32Rio Tinto Plc67,13 84,63Britain
33Diageo Plc66,11 35,38Britain
34Vodafone Group Plc63,52 156,33Britain
35Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc60,56 21,09Britain
36Chubb Ltd59,35 151,50Switzerland
37Ubs Group Ag-Reg55,44 871,53Switzerland
38Axa Sa55,41 892,78France
39Ing Groep Nv55,03 845,08Netherlands
40Lloyds Banking Group Plc54,33 957,21Britain
41Bayerische Motoren Werke Ag54,18 188,53Germany
42Airbus Se54,06 111,13France
43Eni Spa53,39 124,54Italy
44Asml Holding Nv52,57 17,32Netherlands
45Telefonica Sa51,49 123,64Spain
46Glencore Plc50,88 118,14Switzerland
47Statoil Handle50,52 99,11Norway
48Prudential Plc50,00 550,71Britain
49Henkel Ag & Co Kgaa Vorzug49,22 27,92Germany
50Hermes International47,84 5,25France
51Heineken Nv46,92 39,32Netherlands
52Abb Ltd-Reg46,07 37,68Switzerland
53BBVA45,56 731,85Spain
54Merck Kgaa45,00 38,25Germany
55National Grid Plc44,54 72,69Britain
56Enel Spa43,72 155,60Italy
57Imperial Brands Plc42,99 37,81Britain
58Nordea Bank Ab42,78 615,66Sweden
59Vinci Sa42,64 67,93France
60Iberdrola Sa42,44 106,71Spain
61Barclays Plc42,35 1.419,93Britain
62Cie Financiere Richemont-Reg42,19 20,12Switzerland
63Danone41,55 43,95France
64Intesa Sanpaolo41,43 725,10Italy
65Air Liquide Sa41,25 44,12France
66Fresenius Se & Co Kgaa40,94 46,45Germany
67Schneider Electric Se40,39 41,85France
68Christian Dior Se39,91 64,78France
69Syngenta Ag-Reg39,67 18,08Switzerland
70Continental Ag39,66 36,17Germany
71Atlas Copco Ab-A Shs38,76 12,09Sweden
72Deutsche Post Ag-Reg38,11 38,29Germany
73Relx Nv37,73 15,59Britain
74Relx Plc37,71 15,59Britain
75Hennes & Mauritz Ab-B Shs37,35 10,22Sweden
76Orange37,32 94,67France
77Zurich Insurance Group Ag37,22 362,83Switzerland
78Bt Group Plc37,01 51,12Britain
79Adidas Ag36,93 15,18Germany
80Societe Generale Sa35,75 1.382,24France
81Credit Agricole Sa34,14 1.524,23France
82Nxp Semiconductors Nv33,55 23,61Netherlands
83Royal Bank Of Scotland Group33,30 934,81Britain
84Lafargeholcim Ltd-Reg32,32 64,89Switzerland
85Ap Moller-Maersk A / S-B31,83 57,95Denmark
86Kering31,60 24,14France
87Engie31,18 158,50France
88Deutsche Bank Ag-Registered30,95 1.590,55Germany
89Danske Bank A / S30,81 468,54Denmark
90Investor Ab-B Shs30,56 38,60Sweden
91Unicredit Spa30,35 859,53Italy
92Safran Sa30,30 31,06France
93Pernod Ricard Sa30,07 31,75France
94Swiss Re Ag29,67 203,91Switzerland
95Compass Group Plc29,31 12,18Britain
96Muenchener Rueckver Ag-Reg29,20 267,80Germany
97Linde Ag29,11 35,19Germany
98Aon Plc29,10 25,23Britain
99Actelion Ltd-Reg28,41 1,96Switzerland
100Liberty Global Plc-A28,40 65,12Britain

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