Survey: barriers to manufacturing investments in the EU 2017, by type

This statistic shows the results of a 2017 survey on the share of EU manufacturing firms that saw barriers to their investment activities. Of respondents, 77 percent saw the availability of skilled staff as an obstacle to their investments, while 72 percent cited general market uncertainty.

Share of manufacturing firms seing barriers to investment activities in the European Union in 2017, by type*

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Release date

November 2017


Europe, EU

Survey time period


Number of respondents

3,547 respondents

Special properties

Manufacturing firms

Supplementary notes

* Original survey question: "Thinking about your investment activities in [country name], to what extent is each of the following an obstacle? Is a major obstacle, a minor obstacle or not an obstacle at all?"

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