Brussels, Nov 21 (EFE) .- 98% of the companies that exchange goods in Europe are SMEs, while up to 70% are micro companies, that is, those with nine or fewer employees, According to a report from the Community Statistics Office, Eurostat.
Small and medium-sized companies are responsible for 50.9% of imports and 44.6% of exports within the European Union (EU), according to this report published in the framework of the European Week of SMEs.
Spain is above the European average both in goods exported within the EU through SMEs, up to 51.1%, as imported, 53.5%.
With regard to the relevance of intra-European exports of SMEs over the total, the cases of Cyprus stand out (88.1%), Latvia (81.2%) and Belgium (70.2%).
The countries with the lowest rate of exports within the EU through SMEs are France (21 %).
The figures are very similar in the imports chapter, with Latvia (84.6%), Cyprus (81.5%) and Estonia (78.6%) at the top and France (46.9%) in the last positions.