Profit making small and medium enterprises (SME) in the UK 2019, by sector

This statistic displays the share of small and medium enterprises (SME) that made a profit in the United Kingdom (UK)in the first half of 2019. In the property and business services sector, 84 percent of SMEs made a profit, compared with 73 percent of SMEs in the hotels and restaurants sector.

Percentage of small and medium enterprises (SME) that made a profit in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2019

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Source

Release date

September 2019

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

H1 2019

Number of respondents

4,500 respondents

Special properties

SMEs*

Method of interview

Face-to-face interviews, telephone interviews

Supplementary notes

* The respondent was the person in charge of managing the business’s finances. Data was collected via interview.
In order to qualify for interview, SMEs had to meet the following criteria in addition to the quotas by size, sector and region:
Not 50%+ owned by another company
Not run as a social enterprise or as a not for profit organisation
Turnover of less than £25m

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