Spain: SMEs industry sectors 2018

This statistic shows the main industries of the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) according to the results of a survey from April 2018. Of respondents, 20 percent advised that their main industry was retail or wholesale.

Main industry sectors of small and medium enterprises (SME) in Spain as of April 2018

Share of responding businesses
Retail or wholesale (incl. online shops) 20%
Professional services (e.g., financial services, consulting, travel agents, business services) 14%
Other 12%
Personal services (e.g. beauty and wellness, repair of household goods) 7%
Healthcare (e.g., dentist, senior care) 7%
Restaurant/café or other food services 7%
Arts, entertainment or recreation (e.g., museum, creative arts, sports club) 7%
Real estate (e.g., brokerage, leasing, management) 6%
Accommodation (e.g., hotels, camping grounds) 5%
Media, communication or information (e.g., broadcasting, telecoms, computer programming) 4%
Construction or home repair 3%
Education (e.g., schools, tutoring, driving school) 2%
Non-profit/charity organization 2%
Automotive repair or services 2%
Transportation or storage (e.g., taxi, warehousing) 2%
Manufacturing 2%
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Release date

April 2018



Survey time period

April 2018

Number of respondents


Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* Source question: Which of the following industries best categorizes your business?

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