2015 SME Annual Report – November 2015

Sector: Business analytics | Competition, Regulation and Business | Productivity, Innovation and New Economy | Public Policy
Client: EC DG Growth
Published: 17 November, 2015
Document type: Report 
Tagged: EC/EEA forecasting quantitative analysis

The 2015 SME Annual Report prepared by London Economics as part of the 2015 SME Performance Review (undertaken by a consortium comprising Carsa, DIW, DIW econ, Innova, London Economics and PwC) shows that in 2014 in the EU28 SMEs as a group have increased their employment for the first time since the onset of the economic crisis. Besides reviewing recent and expected developments in SME employment and value added, and in the number of SMEs in the non-financial business sector, the report also examines in greater detail the SME employment creation dynamics in recent years in different Member States and economic sectors using both aggregate data from the Eurostat Structural Business Statistics and firm level data from a series of micro databases.