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SME: small and medium enterprises in the UK 2017, by sector

Percentage of small and medium enterprises (SME) in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017, by sector

by Daniel Clark, last edited Jun 20, 2018
SME: small and medium enterprises in the UK 2017, by sector This statistic shows the percentage of small and medium enterprises (SME) in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017, by sector. Over a quarter of all SMEs were in the real estate, renting and business activities sector, followed by the construction sector with 19 percent. In a survey conducted on the percentage of small and medium enterprises (SME) that made a profit in 2015/2016, it was found that 83 percent of SMEs in the community, social and personal service activities sector had made profits between 2015 and 2016. Overall proportions of profit-making ranged from 76 to 83 percent of all SMEs, with health and social work sector found to be the least profitable of all SMEs. In contrast, a different report on profitability of SMEs from 2011 to 2016 had found 74 percent of all SMEs made profits in 2016, a net increase of roughly 10 percent compared to five years previous. Additionally, the share of SMEs that reported making losses has been steadily declining during that time, amounting to 6 percent of all SMEs in 2016 compared with 15 percent in 2011.
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Percentage of small and medium enterprises (SME) in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017, by sector

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