Volkswagen Group personnel expenses

Personnel expenses of Volkswagen Group 2011-2021

The following table shows the personnel expenses of Volkswagen group from 2011 to 2021. Amounts are in million Euros.

YearPersonnel Expenses (Millions)
2021€ 43,677
2020€ 40,516
2019€ 42,913
2018€ 41,158
2017€ 38,950
2016€ 37,017
2015€ 36,268
2014€ 33,834
2013€ 31,747
2012€ 29,504
2011€ 23,854

The personnel expenses of Volkswagen group mainly includes the wages and salaries of the employees. In 2021, the personnel expenses of Volkswagen group 43.7 billion Euros compared to 40.52 billion Euros in 2020.

Volkswagen Group's personnel expenses (employee expenses) were €40,516 million in 2020 compared to €42,913 million in 2019.

The personnel expenses of Volkswagen group increased to €41.16 Billion Euros in 2018 from €38.95 Billion Euros in 2017. Personnel expenses of Volkswagen group include Wages and salaries as well as Social security, post-employment and other employee benefit costs. Costs of Wages and salaries amounted to €33.37 Billion in 2018, up from €31.43 Billion in 2017.

About the Volkswagen Group:

The Volkswagen Group is one of the largest manufacturers of automobiles and commercial vehicles globally. It is also one of the global automobile brands with the largest product portfolio. 12 brands from seven European countries are a part of VW's product portfolio. Volkswagen also offers a wide range of financial services. 

2020 remained a very challenging year for Volkswagen Group. Its net sales were heavily impacted due to the pandemic. The company's unit sales of automobiles and commercial vehicles declined. Its sales and profits compared to the previous year also declined. The diesel fiasco continued to haunt the VW group in 2020. The net sales of the company declined to € 22.9 billion in 2020 compared to €252.6 billion in 2019.