Back Birth rate of enterprises in the EU: 9.8 % in 2016


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The number of newly-born enterprises in the European Union (EU) as a proportion of the total number of active EU enterprises stood at 9.8 % in 2016, slightly higher than the corresponding figure in 2015 (9.6 %).

The birth rates were above 16 % in Lithuania (18.8 %), Malta (16.4 %) and Latvia (16.2 %) and were close to the EU average in Spain, France and the Netherlands. At the other end of the scale, the lowest enterprise birth rates were in Greece (4.5 %) and Belgium (6.2 %).

Bar chart: enterprise birth rates by country, 2016


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