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Industrial competitiveness

Economic Analysis

The Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry contributes to Europe 2020 by delivering economic and policy analysis on the challenges and opportunities faced by EU enterprises. This involves the evaluation of productivity, competitiveness, the business environment, innovation, entrepreneurship, and industrial structure dynamics.


European Competitiveness Report

The European Competitiveness Report is published annually and gives an insight into developments of the crucial elements related to EU competitiveness.


EU Industrial Structure Report pdf - 4 MB [4 MB]

The EU Industrial Structure Report, (first published in 2005 as 'EU sectoral competitiveness indicators pdf - 3 MB [3 MB] '), is a biennial publication, which analyses the dynamics and performance of EU industrial sectors relative to those of the EU’s main trading partners. It is intended to be used by economists and policy makers in the EU and Member States. It may also be useful to academics, businesses, organisations and citizens interested in different aspects of the EU economy from a sectoral perspective.


Short-term Industrial Outlook

This quarterly publication of Enterprise and Industry Directorate-General monitors and forecasts in the short term, EU manufacturing performance. Included is a short policy brief dedicated to a specific microeconomic policy issue or area.

Other releases


Enterprise and Industry Directorate General runs seminars to produce and disseminate research on competitiveness and economic reforms.

Working papers
- Industrial Policy and Economic Reform Papers

To maintain permanent contact with academia research, Industrial Policy and Economic Reform Papers are hosted by the service dealing with economic analysis in the Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry. This publication raises awareness and stimulates the debate on issues of industrial policy and economic reforms.

Economics Visitors

To support our services in competitiveness analysis, the Economics Visitors Program invites experts for short-term periods to present and discuss their work and share their knowledge.


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