The leasing sector is Germany’s most powerful investment engine and largest investor; over the twelve months of 2020 it generated investments to the tune of 70 billion euro, and 2,15 million new leasing agreements were concluded in the same period. Medium-sized companies in particular are well represented among the ranks of leasing customers.
Investments by the Leasing Sector
In 2020 almost a Quarter of All Investments in Equipment were Financed through Leasing
Leasing Penetration Rates
Externally Financed Investments: Well over Half Made through Leasing
Percentage of Externally Financed Investments Accounted for by Leasing
Customer Groups in the Leasing Sector
Types of Equipment-Leasing Agreement
24.0 percent of equipment investments in Germany are financed through leasing. This penetration rate is much lower than in the USA, which is the world’s leader in the use of leasing services. But compared with other European countries, Germany comes out alongside the UK in joint top place in the leasing rankings. Further strategic data on the European leasing market can be obtained from Leaseurope, the umbrella organization of the continent’s national leasing associations.