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Annual Report on European SMEs 2016 / 2017

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) continue to recover!

SMEs form the basis of the EU-28 economy. In 2016, SMEs created 93 million jobs and added value by a further 1.4%. Businesses benefited mainly from stronger aggregate demand (consumption, exports and capital investment).

Annual Report on European SMEs 2015 / 2016 – SME recovery continues

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) continue to recover!

SMEs form the basis of the EU-28 economy. In 2015, almost 23 million SMEs generated USD 3.9 trillion and provided 90 million jobs. This means that in 2015 SMEs accounted for two-thirds of employment in the EU-28 and slightly less than three-fifths of EU-28 value added in the non-financial sector.

The number of business start-ups continues to fall in Germany, but not in Berlin

DIW Weekly Report No. 26, 2017

Berlin was also the founding capital of Germany in 2016.

Per capita, significantly more businesses were opened both in comparison to the national average and in comparison to other large cities such as Hamburg.
While the total number of start-ups in the federal government has continued to decline steadily since 2011, this downward trend was stopped in Berlin: In 2016 a similar number of people started their own business as in 2015.

Founder Index 2016

Berlin remains Germany’s founding capital

The start-up dynamics in Berlin remain at a high level, but with a declining trend. Employment prospects on the labour market have improved significantly. It is therefore not surprising that there has been a marked decline in the number of small businesses being set up to full-time employment. The number of “genuine company start-ups” in Berlin can be described as pleasingly high.