Visual History Of The Euro Stoxx (FEZ)

Published on March 26, 2013 | Updated February 25, 2014

The Euro Stoxx 50 Index is one of the most well-known benchmarks in Europe, as it aims to provide exposure to the blue-chip sector of the eurozone. The index uses a free-float market capitalization structure, and its performance is one of the key indicators for how the European economy is faring. The index made highs in the late ’90s and early 2000s but struggled to regain those figures as recessions in 2001, 2008 and 2012 struck various nations of the currency bloc.

Unlike U.S. benchmarks, the Euro Stoxx 50 represents multiple nations at once, giving a broad exposure to countries and companies based overseas. As such, the ETF tracking the index has been popular among investors, with State Street‘s SPDR Euro STOXX 50 ETF (FEZ, A) being one of the best -nown products for eurozone equities.

As the years have gone on, this index has seen a number of its top holdings shift around, especially with the hard times that have befallen certain regions. Below, we offer a visual history of the Euro Stoxx 50 Index. Simply click on a year to see which components dominated the index in that year. All assets are in millions of euros.

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Top 10 Euro Stoxx Components For 2001
€829,068
Top 10 Euro Stoxx Components
Nokia OYJ
€131,832
Royal Dutch Petroleum Co
€114,318
Total SA
€111,123
Deutsche Telekom AG
€80,723
Telefonica SA
€70,219
Vivendi SA
€67,071
Siemens AG
€65,862
Allianz SE
€64,157
Telecom Italia SpA/Old
€62,778
Aventis SA
€60,985

Top 10 Euro Stoxx Components For 2002
€585,375
Top 10 Euro Stoxx Components
Total SA
€92,855
Royal Dutch Petroleum Co
€88,078
Nokia OYJ
€72,476
Eni SpA
€60,627
Deutsche Telekom AG
€51,390
L'Oreal SA
€48,338
Telecom Italia SpA/Old
€47,926
Sanofi
€41,927
Telefonica SA
€41,461
Aventis SA
€40,297

Top 10 Euro Stoxx Components For 2003
€627,673
Top 10 Euro Stoxx Components
Total SA
€95,519
Royal Dutch Petroleum Co
€87,090
Nokia OYJ
€65,757
Deutsche Telekom AG
€60,870
Eni SpA
€59,883
Telefonica SA
€57,687
Siemens AG
€56,570
France Telecom SA
€54,436
BNP Paribas SA
€45,086
Banco Santander SA
€44,775

Top 10 Euro Stoxx Components For 2004
€711,022
Top 10 Euro Stoxx Components
Total SA
€101,673
Royal Dutch Petroleum Co
€88,161
Sanofi
€81,866
Eni SpA
€73,761
Deutsche Telekom AG
€69,893
Telefonica SA
€68,689
France Telecom SA
€60,099
Banco Santander SA
€57,102
Siemens AG
€55,585
Nokia OYJ
€54,193

Top 10 Euro Stoxx Components For 2005
€778,595
Top 10 Euro Stoxx Components
Total SA
€130,278
Sanofi
€103,656
Eni SpA
€93,846
Banco Santander SA
€69,735
Nokia OYJ
€68,503
ING Groep NV
€64,601
Siemens AG
€64,514
Telefonica SA
€62,548
E.ON SE
€60,488
UniCredit SpA
€60,426

Top 10 Euro Stoxx Components For 2006
€889,793
Top 10 Euro Stoxx Components
Total SA
€132,520
Eni SpA
€102,057
Electricite de France SA
€100,584
Sanofi
€94,965
Banco Santander SA
€88,436
Telefonica SA
€79,329
BNP Paribas SA
€76,903
ING Groep NV
€74,067
E.ON SE
€71,629
UniCredit SpA
€69,303

Top 10 Euro Stoxx Components For 2007
€1,050,807
Top 10 Euro Stoxx Components
Electricite de France SA
€148,470
Total SA
€136,104
Telefonica SA
€106,067
Nokia OYJ
€104,371
E.ON SE
€100,721
Eni SpA
€100,334
Siemens AG
€99,164
Banco Santander SA
€92,501
Sanofi
€86,012
ArcelorMittal
€77,063

Top 10 Euro Stoxx Components For 2008
€687,415
Top 10 Euro Stoxx Components
Total SA
€92,232
Volkswagen AG
€77,730
GDF Suez
€77,463
Electricite de France SA
€75,620
Telefonica SA
€74,574
Eni SpA
€67,050
Sanofi
€59,696
E.ON SE
€56,908
Banco Santander SA
€53,960
France Telecom SA
€52,182

Top 10 Euro Stoxx Components For 2009
€771,999
Top 10 Euro Stoxx Components
Total SA
€105,672
Banco Santander SA
€95,043
Telefonica SA
€89,089
Electricite de France SA
€76,839
Sanofi
€72,484
Eni SpA
€71,295
GDF Suez
€68,452
Unilever NV
€68,209
BNP Paribas SA
€66,215
Siemens AG
€58,701

Top 10 Euro Stoxx Components For 2010
€709,429
Top 10 Euro Stoxx Components
Total SA
€93,138
Siemens AG
€84,747
Telefonica SA
€77,428
Unilever NV
€70,480
Anheuser-Busch InBev NV
€68,686
Banco Santander SA
€66,033
Eni SpA
€65,448
Sanofi
€62,730
GDF Suez
€60,411
LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA
€60,328

Top 10 Euro Stoxx Components For 2011
€674,689
Top 10 Euro Stoxx Components
Total SA
€93,368
Unilever NV
€80,371
Sanofi
€76,067
Anheuser-Busch InBev NV
€75,951
Siemens AG
€67,596
Eni SpA
€64,126
Telefonica SA
€61,089
LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA
€55,551
Banco Santander SA
€50,290
Volkswagen AG
€50,280

Top 10 Euro Stoxx Components For 2012
€806,482
Top 10 Euro Stoxx Components
Anheuser-Busch InBev NV
€105,630
Sanofi
€94,542
Total SA
€92,295
Unilever NV
€86,816
Volkswagen AG
€77,316
SAP AG
€74,548
Siemens AG
€72,418
LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA
€70,505
Eni SpA
€66,651
Inditex SA
€65,761

Top 10 Euro Stoxx Components For 2013
€866,666
Top 10 Euro Stoxx Components
Anheuser-Busch InBev NV
€116,247
Total SA
€101,954
Sanofi
€95,361
Unilever NV
€88,613
Volkswagen AG
€87,674
Siemens AG
€84,602
Bayer
€81,107
BASF
€71,255
Inditex SA
€70,529
SAP AG
€69,324