Mon. Sep 27th, 2021

26/03/2021

Did you know that small enterprises with up to 50 persons employed account for 99% of the total number of enterprises in the business economy in the EU? And that manufacturing is the largest sector, accounting for 30% of value added?

You can find these answers and many more in Key Figures on European Business — Statistics Illustrated, a new publication which through visuals and short texts gives an overview of the business economy in Europe.

The publication starts with an overview, followed by more detailed analyses on four specific parts of the business economy — industry, construction, distributive trades and other non-financial services, and ends with a chapter on tourism.

Each of these chapters focusing on different parts of the business economy starts with an overview of the economic structure and continues with information on annual developments through to 2020.

The COVID-19 pandemic itself and the accompanying restrictions have impacted on the supply of and demand for many goods and services produced and traded within the EU’s business economy. Although it is too soon to evaluate the full impact of the crisis, this publication provides an initial review of COVID-19 impacts for different parts of the business economy.

© European Union – Source: Eurostat