Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Questions (105)

Billy Kelleher

Question:

105. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Taoiseach the number of SMEs that account for total exports of goods and services on a percentage basis by each country in 2017 and 2018; and the number of persons employed in such SMEs in tabular form. [12766/19]

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Written answers (Question to Taoiseach)

The exact data requested by the Deputy is not available. Table A shows the data on exports of goods classified by enterprise size class for 2016.

Table A : Goods exports by enterprise size 2016

Enterprise size

Value €million

% of total

Number of enterprises

% of total

Micro

6,917

6

5,007

59

Small

7,507

6

2,143

25

Medium

22,020

19

750

9

SMEs

36,443

31

7,900

92

Large

79,526

67

263

3

Unknown

2,261

2

382

4

Total

118,230

100

8,545

100

Micro (0-9 employees), Small (10-49 employees), Medium (50-249 employees), Large (over 250 employees).

Table B shows the number of enterprises, employees and persons engaged classified by enterprise size class, in 2016. Persons engaged include employees, proprietors and family members.

Table B : Persons employed in SMEs 2016

Enterprise Size Class (employees)

Enterprises

% of Total

Employees

% of Total

Persons Engaged

% of Total

Under 10

229,534

91.8%

252,709

18.9%

392,829

26.6%

10-49

16,914

6.8%

324,539

24.3%

327,572

22.2%

50-249

3,003

1.2%

290,275

21.7%

290,604

19.7%

SMEs

249,451

99.8%

867,523

64.9%

1,011,005

68.5%

250+

582

0.2%

466,774

35.0%

467,231

31.6%

Total

250,033

100.0%

1,334,927

100.0%

1,478,236

100.0%

Source: CSO Business Demography Statistics, 2016