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 50.000 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.
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
Business confidence declines further as recession spreads, survey finds
Business confidence slides down as recession hits SMEs, survey finds
Stable business confidence hides worrying developments, survey finds
Business confidence suffers and recovery falters, survey finds
Business confidence improves but worrying differences emerge, survey finds
Business confidence grinds to a halt as doubts linger over recovery
Business confidence is on the rise but an upswing is not near, SME survey finds
Business confidence picks up slightly despite worrying reality, SME survey finds
Small businesses’ confidence hits new record low, first EU SME survey reveals
Recovery action must go beyond big businesses, SMEs urge Commission