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Economy > Micro > Small and medium enterprises > Number: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Micro, small, and medium-size enterprises are business that may be defined by the number of employees. There is no international standard definition of firm size; however, many institutions that collect information use the following size categories: micro enterprises have 0-9 employees, small enterprises have 10-49 employees, and medium-size enterprises have 50-249 employees.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Indonesia 41.36 million 2002
2 China 8 million 2000
3 Russia 6.89 million 2005
4 United States 5.87 million 2004
5 Japan 5.71 million 2004
6 Brazil 4.9 million 2002
7 Italy 4.49 million 2003
8 United Kingdom 4.42 million 2004
9 Spain 3.17 million 2005
10 Germany 3.16 million 2005
11 South Korea 3 million 2004
12 Pakistan 2.96 million 2005
13 Mexico 2.89 million 2004
14 Kenya 2.8 million 2002
15 Tanzania 2.7 million 2002
16 France 2.61 million 2004
17 Canada 2.25 million 2005
18 Poland 1.65 million 2001
19 Egypt 1.65 million 1998
20 Australia 1.27 million 2004
21 Iran 1.26 million 1997
22 Ecuador 1.04 million 2001
23 South Africa 900,683 1997
24 Sweden 898,454 2005
25 Argentina 894,169 1999
26 Thailand 842,359.8 2002
27 Philippines 808,634 2003
28 Greece 771,000 2003
29 Malawi 747,396 2000
30 Netherlands 735,160 2005
31 Chile 700,000 2004
32 Portugal 693,000 2003
33 Belgium 686,533 2003
34 Colombia 664,000 2003
35 Peru 658,837 2004
36 Algeria 580,000 2001
37 Paraguay 548,000 2002
38 Malaysia 518,996 2005
39 Bolivia 501,333 1995
40 Israel 468,338 2005
41 El Salvador 461,642 2001
42 Morocco 450,000 2002
43 Romania 392,544 2004
44 Dominican Republic 355,175 1999
45 Switzerland 344,000 2003
46 Ukraine 343,786 2005
47 New Zealand 334,031 2004
48 Norway 316,243 2005
49 Yemen 310,000 2002
50 India 295,098 1998
51 Hong Kong 263,959 2004
52 Honduras 257,953 2000
53 Denmark 257,950 2004
54 Austria 252,399 2004
55 Finland 221,000 2003
56 Bulgaria 216,489 2003
57 Uzbekistan 212,424 2003
58 Turkey 210,134 2000
59 Lebanon 192,569 1996
60 Bangladesh 177,000 2004
61 Guatemala 173,699 1999
62 Uganda 160,453 2002
63 Nicaragua 158,859 1999
64 Laos 146,000 1996
65 Uruguay 143,035 2000
66 Kyrgyzstan 142,475 2003
67 Jordan 141,327 2004
68 Singapore 136,363 2004
69 Sri Lanka 121,426 2003
70 Armenia 99,805 2005
71 Ireland 97,000 2003
72 Croatia 94,088 2005
73 Jamaica 93,110 1996
74 Tajikistan 92,964 2002
75 Slovenia 91,066 2003
76 Vietnam 90,935 2004
77 United Arab Emirates 82,440 1995
78 Mauritius 75,267 2002
79 Slovakia 70,553 2004
80 Serbia and Montenegro 68,220 2003
81 Cyprus 66,918 2005
82 Estonia 65,194 2005
83 Lithuania 56,428 2005
84 Kazakhstan 54,793 1994
85 Azerbaijan 49,527 2003
86 Costa Rica 40,921 2004
87 Panama 39,636 1999
88 Albania 38,331 2004
89 Georgia 33,860 2005
90 Latvia 32,571 2001
91 Malta 30,974 2004
92 Ghana 25,679 2004
93 Moldova 25,667 2003
94 Iceland 25,449 2004
95 Belarus 25,107.6 2002
96 Luxembourg 24,334 2004
97 Sudan 22,460 2001
98 Guyana 22,000 1998
99 Trinidad and Tobago 19,150 2004
100 Belize 17,000 1993
101 Bosnia and Herzegovina 14,986 2003
102 Botswana 13,137 2005
103 Venezuela 11,314 2000
104 Tunisia 8,650 1999
105 Oman 7,373 2004
106 Netherlands Antilles 6,496 1998
107 Bermuda 4,519 2004
108 East Timor 4,138 2004
109 Nepal 3,040 2001
110 Guam 2,757 2002
111 Virgin Islands 2,523 2002
112 Puerto Rico 2,069 2002
113 Northern Mariana Islands 1,069 2002
114 American Samoa 995 2002

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"Countries Compared by Economy > Micro > Small and medium enterprises > Number. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Development Indicators database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Economy/Micro/Small-and-medium-enterprises/Number

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Interesting observations about Economy > Micro > Small and medium enterprises > Number

All of the top 2 countries by micro > small and medium enterprises > number are East Asian and Pacific.
All of the top 3 countries by micro > small and medium enterprises > number are Emerging markets'.
Japan has ranked in the top 2 for micro > small and medium enterprises > number since 1990.
Russia ranked first for micro > small and medium enterprises > number amongst Europe in 2005.
Italy ranked first for micro > small and medium enterprises > number amongst European Union in 2003.
United States ranked first for micro > small and medium enterprises > number amongst High income OECD countries in 2004.
China ranked first for micro > small and medium enterprises > number amongst Cold countries in 2000.
24 of the top 35 countries by micro > small and medium enterprises > number are Christian.
United Kingdom ranked second for micro > small and medium enterprises > number amongst NATO countries in 2004.
Ukraine ranked second for micro > small and medium enterprises > number amongst Former Soviet republics in 2005.
Canada ranked last for micro > small and medium enterprises > number amongst Group of 7 countries (G7) in 2005.

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