Access to finance as a major obstacle to SMEs in the UK, by sector 2014-2018

Share of small and medium enterprises (SME) expecting access to external finance 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
Access to finance as a major obstacle to SMEs in the UK, by sector 2014-2018 This statistic displays the share of small and medium enterprises (SME) expecting access to external finance 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 2018, by sector. In 2014, it was found that the manufacturing sector had the highest proportion of SMEs with this expectation at 12 percent, by 2018 this share had decreased to 10 percent.
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Share of small and medium enterprises (SME) expecting access to external finance 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
Manufacturing12%4%5%4%10%
Health and Social work4%2%7%5%7%
Other Community, Social and Personal Service Activities12%6%4%3%6%
Wholesale and Retail Trade; Repairs10%6%7%6%5%
Hotels and Restaurants10%6%6%8%5%
Real Estate, Renting and Business Activities8%5%3%3%5%
Agriculture, Hunting and Forestry; Fishing5%5%4%3%5%
Construction7%3%5%3%5%
Transport, Storage and Communication10%5%8%5%4%
Q2 2014Q2 2015Q2 2016Q2 2017Q2 2018
Manufacturing12%4%5%4%10%
Health and Social work4%2%7%5%7%
Other Community, Social and Personal Service Activities12%6%4%3%6%
Wholesale and Retail Trade; Repairs10%6%7%6%5%
Hotels and Restaurants10%6%6%8%5%
Real Estate, Renting and Business Activities8%5%3%3%5%
Agriculture, Hunting and Forestry; Fishing5%5%4%3%5%
Construction7%3%5%3%5%
Transport, Storage and Communication10%5%8%5%4%
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by Daniel Clark, last edited Jan 10, 2019
This statistic displays the share of small and medium enterprises (SME) expecting access to external finance 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 2018, by sector. In 2014, it was found that the manufacturing sector had the highest proportion of SMEs with this expectation at 12 percent, by 2018 this share had decreased to 10 percent.
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