Trade by Enterprise Characteristics
Exporters are mainly small size enterprises, but almost half of the exports of goods are related with enterprises with more than 250 persons employed
23 October 2014
In 2013 the majority of the enterprises exporting and importing goods had less than 10 persons employed. However, the bigger enterprises exported more, especially in Extra-EU trade.
A limited number of enterprises were responsible for a high value of international trade, more significant in Extra-EU trade: the 10 bigger exporters registered 22.1% of total Intra-EU exports and 29.9% of Extra-EU exports, while in imports those ratios were 10.9% and 60.4%, respectively.
Most of the enterprises traded goods with only one country: 69.3% of the enterprises, corresponding to 10.3% of total exports. Enterprises with a wider variety of destination markets registered the highest value of exports, corresponding to 70.0% of the total (6 to 9 countries in Intra-EU trade with a share of 22.6%, and 20 or more countries in Extra-EU trade, corresponding to 40.7%).
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