Survey on financial needs and access to finance of EU agricultural enterprises

18 April 2019

This study has investigated EU agricultural financial needs from the point of view of farmers using in-depth data from a Computer-Assisted Telephone Interviewing survey (CATI) based on a questionnaire developed by the Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) in the context of the fi-compass technical assistance platform.The survey questionnaire was completed by more than 7 600 farmers across 24 EU Member States (EU-24).

This EU flag report is also the first to fill the information gap about farmers’ financial needs as there are currently no detailed European databases on access to finance for farmers.

In addition, the statistics by country, as well as in comparison with the EU average are available here: Austria Austria, Belgium flag Belgium, Bulgaria Bulgaria, Croatia flag Croatia, Czech Republic Czech Republic, Denmark Denmark, Estonia flag Estonia, Finland flag Finland, France flag France, Germany flag Germany, Greece flag Greece, Hungary flag Hungary, Ireland flag Ireland, Italy flag Italy, Latvia flag Latvia, Lithuania flag Lithuania, The Netherlands Netherlands, Poland flag Poland, Portugal flag Portugal, Romania flag Romania, Slovakia flag Slovakia, Slovenia flag Slovenia, Spain flag Spain, Sweden flag Sweden.