Economic and Financial Performance of Spanish Non-Financial Corporations During the Economic Crisis and the First Years of Recovery: A Comparative Analysis with the Euro Area
10 Pages Posted: 6 Oct 2017
Date Written: May 18, 2017
This article reports evidence based on firm-level information of the marked deterioration in the economic and financial situation of Spanish companies between 2008 and 2012, which was comparatively sharper in SMEs and in certain sectors such as construction and real estate, and higher than that in other euro area economies.
However, from 2013 this trend began to reverse and the recovery in activity, stronger on average than in other euro area economies, and the subsequent performance of Spanish firms allowed the previous differences with respect to other euro area countries to diminish.
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