Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs 2016

An OECD Scoreboard

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This report monitors SME and entrepreneur access to finance in 37 countries. It includes indicators of debt, equity, asset-based finance and framework conditions for SME and entrepreneurship finance, complemented by an overview of recent developments in public and private initiatives to support SME finance. Taken together, these indicators form a comprehensive framework for policy makers and other stakeholders to evaluate the financing needs of SMEs.

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In 2013, 99.8% of all Serbian enterprises were SMEsSerbia does not use the standard EU definition for an SME (see )., employing almost 65% of the labour force. According to data from the Ministry of Economy, SMEs accounted for 54.1% of total gross value added of non-financial sector and for 43.2% of total exports of non-financial sector in 2013. At the same time, only 4.4% of all Serbian SMEs recorded net income from exports. Sectorial breakdown shows that most SMEs are involved in trade (30%), manufacturing (15.9%), professional, scientific and innovative activities (11.7%), and in transportation and storage (10.2%).




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