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Survey on the access to finance of enterprises (SAFE)

The survey covers micro, small, medium-sized and large firms and it provides evidence on the financing conditions faced by SMEs compared with those of large firms during the past six months. In addition to a breakdown into firm size classes, it provides evidence across branches of economic activity, euro area countries, firm age, financial autonomy of the firms, and ownership of the firms. The first wave of the survey was held in June-July 2009.

Part of the survey is run by the ECB every six months to assess the latest developments of the financing conditions of firms in the euro area. The more comprehensive survey has been run every year since 2013 (previously every two years) in cooperation with the European Commission.

 

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Further information on access to SAFE microdata is available on SAFE website - see tab Access to microdata    

Visit SAFE ECB website to learn more about the Press release, SAFE report, methodological issues and the questionnaire.

 Publication 
Press releases  - see tab Results

 

 

Results reports - see tab Results

 

 

Main series from the report