Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

SME Performance Review

SME Performance Review

The SME Performance Review is one of the main tools the European Commission uses to monitor and assess countries' progress in implementing the Small Business Act (SBA) on a yearly basis. With an emphasis on the measures from the SBA Action Plan, the review brings comprehensive information on the performance of SMEs in EU countries and other partner countries. It consists of two parts: an annual report on European SMEs and SBA country fact sheets.

Annual report on European SMEs

Brussels, 20 November 2018 - The 2017/2018 annual report on European SMEs is now available. It presents good news: SME recovery continues.

The annual report, prepared on a yearly basis, provides a synopsis of the size, structure and importance of SMEs to the European economy and an overview of the past and forecasted performance of SMEs from 2008 to 2019. Comparisons with partner countries outside the EU and with the large enterprise sector are also included.

Downloads

Previous annual reports (2008-2017)

SBA fact sheets

The SBA fact sheets present an assessment of the progress in the implementation of the Small Business Act at national level. They focus on key performance indicators and national policy developments related to the SBA's 10 policy dimensions.

EU countries

Non-EU countries

Prepared in cooperation with DG Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR).

  • Albania, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey

Additional documents

Please note: The fact sheets do not constitute a comprehensive assessment of country policies, but rather contribute to the assessments, and should be regarded as a supplement to, and not a substitute for, any other relevant in-depth studies of SME policies.

Policy Studies

  1. Flash Eurobarometer on SMEs, Resource Efficiency and Green Markets (January 2018)
  2. Cost of the Cumulative Effects of Compliance with EU Law for SMEs (May 2015)
  3. Flash Eurobarometer on SMEs, Resource Efficiency and Green Markets (2 December 2015)
  4. Flash Eurobarometer on SMEs, Resource Efficiency and Green Markets (16 December 2013)

  5. Flash Eurobarometer on SMEs, Resource Efficiency and Green Markets (27 March 2012)

  6. Study on the SMEs' impact on the EU labour market (16 January 2012)

  7. Study on EU SMEs and subcontracting

Contact

grow-spr@ec.europa.eu