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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 IndonesiaIndonesia 41.36 million 2002
2 ChinaChina 8 million 2000
3 RussiaRussia 6.89 million 2005
4 United StatesUnited States 5.87 million 2004
5 JapanJapan 5.71 million 2004
6 BrazilBrazil 4.9 million 2002
7 ItalyItaly 4.49 million 2003
8 United KingdomUnited Kingdom 4.42 million 2004
9 SpainSpain 3.17 million 2005
10 GermanyGermany 3.16 million 2005
11 South KoreaSouth Korea 3 million 2004
12 PakistanPakistan 2.96 million 2005
13 MexicoMexico 2.89 million 2004
14 KenyaKenya 2.8 million 2002
15 TanzaniaTanzania 2.7 million 2002
16 FranceFrance 2.61 million 2004
17 CanadaCanada 2.25 million 2005
18 PolandPoland 1.65 million 2001
19 EgyptEgypt 1.65 million 1998
20 AustraliaAustralia 1.27 million 2004
21 IranIran 1.26 million 1997
22 EcuadorEcuador 1.04 million 2001
23 South AfricaSouth Africa 900,683 1997
24 SwedenSweden 898,454 2005
25 ArgentinaArgentina 894,169 1999
26 ThailandThailand 842,359.8 2002
27 PhilippinesPhilippines 808,634 2003
28 GreeceGreece 771,000 2003
29 MalawiMalawi 747,396 2000
30 NetherlandsNetherlands 735,160 2005
31 ChileChile 700,000 2004
32 PortugalPortugal 693,000 2003
33 BelgiumBelgium 686,533 2003
34 ColombiaColombia 664,000 2003
35 PeruPeru 658,837 2004
36 AlgeriaAlgeria 580,000 2001
37 ParaguayParaguay 548,000 2002
38 MalaysiaMalaysia 518,996 2005
39 BoliviaBolivia 501,333 1995
40 IsraelIsrael 468,338 2005
41 El SalvadorEl Salvador 461,642 2001
42 MoroccoMorocco 450,000 2002
43 RomaniaRomania 392,544 2004
44 Dominican RepublicDominican Rep. 355,175 1999
45 SwitzerlandSwitzerland 344,000 2003
46 UkraineUkraine 343,786 2005
47 New ZealandNew Zealand 334,031 2004
48 NorwayNorway 316,243 2005
49 YemenYemen 310,000 2002
50 IndiaIndia 295,098 1998
51 Hong KongHong Kong 263,959 2004
52 HondurasHonduras 257,953 2000
53 DenmarkDenmark 257,950 2004
54 AustriaAustria 252,399 2004
55 FinlandFinland 221,000 2003
56 BulgariaBulgaria 216,489 2003
57 UzbekistanUzbekistan 212,424 2003
58 TurkeyTurkey 210,134 2000
59 LebanonLebanon 192,569 1996
60 BangladeshBangladesh 177,000 2004
61 GuatemalaGuatemala 173,699 1999
62 UgandaUganda 160,453 2002
63 NicaraguaNicaragua 158,859 1999
64 LaosLaos 146,000 1996
65 UruguayUruguay 143,035 2000
66 KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan 142,475 2003
67 JordanJordan 141,327 2004
68 SingaporeSingapore 136,363 2004
69 Sri LankaSri Lanka 121,426 2003
70 ArmeniaArmenia 99,805 2005
71 IrelandIreland 97,000 2003
72 CroatiaCroatia 94,088 2005
73 JamaicaJamaica 93,110 1996
74 TajikistanTajikistan 92,964 2002
75 SloveniaSlovenia 91,066 2003
76 VietnamVietnam 90,935 2004
77 United Arab EmiratesUAE 82,440 1995
78 MauritiusMauritius 75,267 2002
79 SlovakiaSlovakia 70,553 2004
80 Serbia and MontenegroSerbia+ 68,220 2003
81 CyprusCyprus 66,918 2005
82 EstoniaEstonia 65,194 2005
83 LithuaniaLithuania 56,428 2005
84 KazakhstanKazakhstan 54,793 1994
85 AzerbaijanAzerbaijan 49,527 2003
86 Costa RicaCosta Rica 40,921 2004
87 PanamaPanama 39,636 1999
88 AlbaniaAlbania 38,331 2004
89 GeorgiaGeorgia 33,860 2005
90 LatviaLatvia 32,571 2001
91 MaltaMalta 30,974 2004
92 GhanaGhana 25,679 2004
93 MoldovaMoldova 25,667 2003
94 IcelandIceland 25,449 2004
95 BelarusBelarus 25,107.6 2002
96 LuxembourgLuxembourg 24,334 2004
97 SudanSudan 22,460 2001
98 GuyanaGuyana 22,000 1998
99 Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad+ 19,150 2004
100 BelizeBelize 17,000 1993
101 Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia+ 14,986 2003
102 BotswanaBotswana 13,137 2005
103 VenezuelaVenezuela 11,314 2000
104 TunisiaTunisia 8,650 1999
105 OmanOman 7,373 2004
106 Netherlands AntillesN. Antilles 6,496 1998
107 BermudaBermuda 4,519 2004
108 East TimorEast Timor 4,138 2004
109 NepalNepal 3,040 2001
110 GuamGuam 2,757 2002
111 Virgin IslandsVirgin Islands 2,523 2002
112 Puerto RicoPuerto Rico 2,069 2002
113 Northern Mariana IslandsN. Mariana 1,069 2002
114 American SamoaAmerican Samoa 995 2002

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"All countries compared for Economy > Micro > Small and medium enterprises > Number", 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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