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EU Craft and SME Barometer


The EU Craft and SME Barometer builds on the results of surveys that are conducted by UEAPME member organisations twice or four times a year on about 30.000 crafts and SMEs in different regions all over Europe.

At European level, we are able to provide data for size classes (micro, small and medium sized enterprises) and for four economic sectors (manufacturing, construction, business and personal services), which may show different developments over business cycles and may react differently to external effects.

This survey will be published twice a year ahead of the European Councils in Spring and Autumn and includes UEAPME’s SME Business Climate Index, which is calculated as the average of the current situation and the expectations about the next period and sums positive and neutral answers as regards the overall situation for the business.

Indicators

- March 2017: The EU Craft and SME Barometer 2017/H1: SME Climate Index up to 75.8, but new forms of imbalances (Summary)

- October 2016: The EU Craft and SME Barometer 2016/H2: SME recovery continues: SME Climate Index stable at 75.5

- March 2016: The EU Craft and SME Barometer 2016/H1 - SME Climate Index up to 75.6: SMEs lead recovery (Summary)

- October 2015: The EU Craft and SME Barometer 2015/H2 - Recovery reaches SMEs: SME Climate Index up to 75

- March 2015: The EU Craft & SME Barometer 2015/H1 - SME Climate index up to 72.3, but stagnation rather than growth (Summary)

- October 2014: The EU Craft & SME Barometer 2014/H2 - SME Climate Index up to 71.7: optimism that the worst is behind

- March 2014: The EU Craft & SME Barometer 2014/H1 - SME Climate Index up to 67.9, but no recovery for SMEs yet

- October 2013: The EU Craft & SME Barometer 2013/H2 - After recession back to stability: SME Climate Index up to 68.4

- March 2013: The EU Craft and SME Barometer 2013/H1 - A further decline for EU SMEs: Climate Index down to 65.3

- October 2012: The EU Craft and SME Barometer 2012/H2 - The EU in recession: SME Climate Index down to 67.5

- February 2012: The EU Craft and SME Barometer 2012/H1: stabilisation at a low level

- October 2011: The EU Craft and SME Barometer 2011/H2: recovery comes to a standstill

- March 2011: The EU Craft and SME Barometer 2011/H1: business climate index above neutral, reaches 72.1

- October 2010: The EU Craft and SME Barometer 2010/H2: European Crafts and SMEs sceptical about growth

- March 2010: The EU Craft and SME Barometer 2010/H1: European Crafts and SMEs fend off fears of recession

- October 2009: The EU Craft and SME Barometer 2009/H2: European Crafts and SMEs’ confidence picks up slightly (also available in Word format)

- March 2009: The EU Craft and SME Barometer 2009/H1: European Crafts and SMEs’ confidence falls sharply

- February 2009: First results from the upcoming UEAPME Craft and SME Barometer 2009/H1

Press releases

-  08/03/2017: SMEs’ recovery continues, but new risks and imbalances surface

-  11/10/2016: SMEs recovering across Europe, but negative impact from Brexit

-  14/03/2016: SME Barometer: Internal demand pushes SMEs ahead of EU recovery

-  09/10/2015: Economic growth is picking up among European SMEs

-  17/03/2015: Europe’s SMEs are stagnating rather than growing

-  16/10/2014: SMEs growing again amidst optimism that the worst is behind them

-  18/03/2014: SMEs in Europe lagging behind in recovery – no signs for jobs or growth

-  17/10/2013: SME survey: Recession comes to an end; recovery at arm’s reach

-  12/03/2013: Business confidence declines further as recession spreads, survey finds

-  16/10/2012: Business confidence slides down as recession hits SMEs, survey finds

-  28/02/2012: Stable business confidence hides worrying developments, survey finds

-  11/10/2011: Business confidence suffers and recovery falters, survey finds

-  15/03/2011: Business confidence improves but worrying differences emerge, survey finds

-  25/10/2010: Business confidence grinds to a halt as doubts linger over recovery

-  23/03/2010: Business confidence is on the rise but an upswing is not near, SME survey finds

-  19/10/2009: Business confidence picks up slightly despite worrying reality, SME survey finds

-  12/03/2009: Small businesses’ confidence hits new record low, first EU SME survey reveals

-  25/02/2009: Recovery action must go beyond big businesses, SMEs urge Commission