SME: Cash flow as a major obstacle to running the business, by sector UK 2014-2018

Share of small and medium enterprises (SME) expecting cash flow/issues with late payment to be a major obstacle to running the business in the next 12 months in the United Kingdom (UK) as of 2nd quarter 2014 to 2nd quarter 2018, by sector*

by Daniel Clark, last edited Jan 10, 2019
SME: Cash flow as a major obstacle to running the business, by sector UK 2014-2018 This statistic displays the share of small and medium enterprises (SME) expecting cash flow/issues with late payment to be a major obstacle to running the business in the next 12 months in the United Kingdom (UK) as of 2nd quarter 2014 to 2nd quarter 2018, by sector. In 2018, it was found that the manufacturing sector had the highest proportion of SMEs with this expectation at 16 percent, an increase when compared to the previous years.
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Share of small and medium enterprises (SME) expecting cash flow/issues with late payment to be a major obstacle to running the business in the next 12 months in the United Kingdom (UK) as of 2nd quarter 2014 to 2nd quarter 2018, by sector*

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Q2 2014Q2 2015Q2 2016Q2 2017Q2 2018
Manufacturing15%15%6%9%16%
Transport, Storage and Communication13%12%9%7%11%
Real Estate, Renting and Business Activities10%11%6%9%13%
Wholesale and Retail Trade; Repairs11%11%6%10%12%
Construction10%10%7%9%13%
Hotels and Restaurants11%7%5%6%9%
Agriculture, Hunting and Forestry; Fishing9%5%13%9%11%
Other Community, Social and Personal Service Activities6%4%9%6%11%
Health and Social work3%3%6%5%11%
Q2 2014Q2 2015Q2 2016Q2 2017Q2 2018
Manufacturing15%15%6%9%16%
Transport, Storage and Communication13%12%9%7%11%
Real Estate, Renting and Business Activities10%11%6%9%13%
Wholesale and Retail Trade; Repairs11%11%6%10%12%
Construction10%10%7%9%13%
Hotels and Restaurants11%7%5%6%9%
Agriculture, Hunting and Forestry; Fishing9%5%13%9%11%
Other Community, Social and Personal Service Activities6%4%9%6%11%
Health and Social work3%3%6%5%11%
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by Daniel Clark, last edited Jan 10, 2019
This statistic displays the share of small and medium enterprises (SME) expecting cash flow/issues with late payment to be a major obstacle to running the business in the next 12 months in the United Kingdom (UK) as of 2nd quarter 2014 to 2nd quarter 2018, by sector. In 2018, it was found that the manufacturing sector had the highest proportion of SMEs with this expectation at 16 percent, an increase when compared to the previous years.
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