The European Builders Confederation (EBC) is a European non-profit professional organisation based in Brussels. Through its members EBC today represents 2 million micro, small and medium-sized enterprises from the construction sector.
The construction sector is of vital importance to the European economy. With 3 million enterprises, an annual turnover of almost € 1600 billion and a total direct workforce of around 13 million people, the construction sector contributes at about 10% to the GDP of the European Union.
The European construction sector is composed at 99.9% of small and medium-sized enterprises, which produce 80% of the construction industries output. The small enterprises (less than 50 employees) ensure 60% of the production and employ 70% of the sector working population (data from Eurostat 2011).
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