European Central Bank, (2016), “Survey on the Access to Finance of Enterprises in the euro area”, ECB, Ιούνιος
This report presents the main results of the 14th round of the Survey on the Access to Finance of Enterprises (SAFE), which was conducted between 10 March and 21 April 2016. The total euro area sample size was 11,725 enterprises, of which 10,709 (91%) had fewer than 250 employees.1 The report mainly provides evidence on changes in the financial situation, financing needs and access to external financing of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the euro area, and compares it with that of large enterprises. In addition, it provides an overview of developments in SMEs’ access to finance across euro area countries. The reference period is the period from October 2015 to March 2016.