The majority of enterprises call on subcontractors
In 2014, 61% of enterprises in the market sectors, excluding agriculture and finance, used subcontracting, amounting to €314 billion. This practice involved all sizes of enterprise and all sectors of activity. Services and industry are the main contractors in amounts, but transport and construction are the ones that subcontract most, in proportion to their output. All in all, this rate of subcontracting has stabilised at 13.5% since 2009, after growing by almost one point between 2004 and 2007.