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News from 2020-05-07 / KfW Research

KfW SME Digitalisation Report 2019

Digitalisation projects are gaining traction in the SME sector but digitalisation expenditure has remained low for years

The most important findings are:

  • 40% of SMEs completed at least one digitalisation project
  • Digitalisation expenditure was EUR 19 billion per year
  • SMEs spent an average EUR 17,000 on digitalising their business
  • The coronavirus pandemic will trigger a surge in digitalisation

KfW SME Digitalisation Report 2019  (PDF, 865 KB, non-accessible)

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