Greece has the third highest number of enterprises operating as radio broadcasters across the European Union (EU) in 2017, according to the latest data released today by Eurostat.
Specifically, Greece has 622 radio broadcasting enterprises with Spain in first place with 963, followed in second place by Italy with 720. Cyprus recorded the lowest number at 37.
Other countries: Hungary (310) and Portugal (293), than in Luxembourg (6), Estonia (10), Slovakia (16), Lithuania (23).
However, the trend in the data points to an overall decline in the EU with 5,641 enterprises listed in 2013 down to 5,017 enterprises operating as a broadcaster in 2017.
There were 5,017 enterprises operating as radio broadcaster across the European Union (EU) in 2017. This is 300 fewer than in the previous year and 11% fewer than the 5,641 enterprises in 2013.
In 2017, radio broadcasting enterprises generated €2,652 million of value added, 29% less than in 2013, while they recorded a turnover of €5,192 million, down from €6,979 million in 2013.
In 2017, radio broadcasting enterprises employed 48,345 people in the EU, 14% less than in 2013.
The number of people employed in this sector also varied greatly across the EU Member States. Germany employed 8,727 people in the radio broadcasting sector whereas in Slovakia just 63 people were employed in the same sector in 2017.
The number of people employed as a percentage of total employment is low in all EU Member States, ranging from 0.10% in Greece and Sweden to almost zero in Czechia and Slovakia.
Among EU Member States, the number of radio broadcasting enterprises varied greatly. There were many more of these enterprises in Spain (963), Italy (720), Greece (622, provisional data), Taking into account Member States population size, the number of radio broadcasting enterprises per million inhabitants also differs greatly between EU Member States. The highest ratios were recorded in Slovenia (76 radio broadcasting enterprises per million inhabitants), followed by Greece (58), Cyprus (43), Croatia (38), Hungary (32) and Portugal (28), while the lowest ones were observed in Germany, Poland, and Slovakia with 3 radio broadcasting enterprises per million inhabitants.