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Overview - Mittelstand

Small and medium-sized enterprises are the backbone of the German economy. The macroeconomic value of SMEs is illustrated by the key indicators for Germany and North Rhine-Westphalia presented in the table below. The following calculations are based on SME definition by the European Commission.

Please note that we currently provide only a selection of the most important statistics on our English website. For further statistics, please refer to our German section.

IfM-Flyer on Mittelstand businesses

The flyer of the IfM Bonn contains the currently most important data and facts about German Mittelstand.