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30 per cent survived 5 years
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Newly established enterprises, survival and growth2007-2012

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30 per cent survived 5 years

Thirty per cent of the newly-established enterprises in 2007 were still active in 2012. The surviving enterprises employed 4 times as many persons in 2012 as in 2007.

Survival rate of newly established enterprises
Per cent survived enterprises
1 year2 year3 year4 year5 year
Year of establishing
200754.547.039.434.029.8
200850.344.737.632.9
200948.444.137.2
201048.644.0
201148.0
Figure 1. Newly established enterprises in 2007, survived in 2008-2012, by legal form

A total of 48 952 enterprises were established in 2007 and 14 601 of these were still active 5 years later.

Highest survival rate in limited liability companies

The limited liability companies had the highest survival rate in 2012 of the newly-established enterprises in 2007. Forty-four per cent of the limited liability companies were still in business in 2012, compared to 23 per cent of the sole proprietorships.

The survival rates were also influenced by the size of the enterprise in the start-up year. Sixty-two per cent of the enterprises with 5 or more persons employed in 2007 were still in business 5 years later, compared to 30 per cent of the enterprises with less than 5 persons employed.

High growth enterprises and gazelles

There were 19 951 enterprises with 10 or more employees as of 1 January 2010. Eight per cent of these enterprises were high growth enterprises measured by growth in turnover from 1 January 2010 until 1 January 2013. Four per cent of the enterprises were high growth enterprises measured by the growth in the number of employees.

A total of 736 newly-established enterprises in 2007 and 2008 had 10 or more employees as of 1 January 2010 and were still active 3 years later. Of these enterprises, 20 per cent were gazelles measured by growth in turnover and 10 per cent were gazelles measured by growth in the number of employees.