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. p>
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. p>
Spain is above the European average both in goods exported within the EU through SMEs, up to 51.1%, as imported, 53.5%. p>
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%). P>
The countries with the lowest rate of exports within the EU through SMEs are France (21 %). p>
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.