Highest survival rate for limited liability companies


There were 42 069 newly-established enterprises in 2009, of which 11 546, or 27 per cent, were still active in 2014. Limited liability companies, with about 49 per cent, had the highest survival rate.

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Figure 1. Newly established enterprises in 2009, survived in 2010-2014, by legal form

The survival rate for sole proprietorships was 21 per cent. However, 5 years later, most of the surviving enterprises that were newly established in 2009 were sole proprietorships. This was due to the fact that most of the newly-established enterprises in 2009 were sole proprietorships, with 26 124 companies. The corresponding figure for limited liability companies was 10 352.