Survey on future growth potential of SMEs in selected Nordic countries 2017

This statistic displays the result of a survey on future growth potential of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in selected Nordic countries in 2017. Overall, increasing demand in the domestic market was seen as the greatest growth potential for Nordic SMEs. Better availability of professional labor force as well as general digitalization were also projected to generate growth. According to a survey, small and medium-sized companies were optimistic about revenue development in 2017, 23 to 27 percent of respondents in each country predicting a revenue increase of over ten percent.

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Release date

February 2017


Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden

Survey time period

December 2016

Number of respondents

1,002 Respondents*

Special properties

company owners, CEOs and CFOs of private SME companies with 2 to 49 employees

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

* The number of respondents was as follows:
Finland n=251;
Sweden n=250;
Denmark n=251;
Norway n=250.

The original survey questions was phrased as follows: "Kuinka odotatte yrityksenne liikevaihdon kehittyvän vuoden aikana?"

SME = small and medium-sized enterprises.
CFO = chief financial officer.

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