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The share of innovative enterprises

data publication
19 March 2019
Innovation
In this data publication, we show the number of innovative enterprises as a share of all enterprises in a number of EU countries over the period 2016-2018.

In short

  • In the Netherlands, 49.7 percent of all business enterprises perform innovative activities. This is comparable with the average of the EU (50,3 percent).
  • German, Belgian and Norwegian companies are leaders in innovation in this comparison.
  • Portuguese, Spanish and Polish companies score well below the EU average in this comparison.

Analysis
In the Netherlands, half of all business enterprises performs innovative activities. This share in the Netherlands is equal to the EU average, but lower than some comparison countries.