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Economy > Micro > Small and medium enterprises > Number per 1000: 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. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Indonesia 192.35 2002
2 Sweden 99.5 2005
3 Paraguay 98.36 2002
4 Iceland 87.13 2004
5 Belize 85.68 1993
6 Kenya 84.85 2002
7 New Zealand 81.72 2004
8 Ecuador 81.64 2001
9 Italy 77.88 2003
10 Malta 77.19 2004
11 El Salvador 77.13 2001
12 Tanzania 75.41 2002
13 United Kingdom 73.75 2004
14 Spain 73.02 2005
15 Bermuda 70.9 2004
16 Greece 69.94 2003
17 Canada 69.49 2005
18 Norway 68.4 2005
19 Israel 67.58 2005
20 Portugal 66.37 2003
21 Belgium 66.16 2003
22 Malawi 66.02 2000
23 Bolivia 65.66 1995
24 Cyprus 64.81 2005
25 Australia 63.05 2004
26 Lebanon 62.71 1996
27 South Korea 62.41 2004
28 Mauritius 62.19 2002
29 Luxembourg 53.12 2004
30 Estonia 48.43 2005
31 Russia 48.14 2005
32 Denmark 47.73 2004
33 Switzerland 46.87 2003
34 Slovenia 45.63 2003
35 Netherlands 45.05 2005
36 Japan 44.71 2004
37 Chile 43.29 2004
38 Poland 43.27 2001
39 Uruguay 43.07 2000
40 Finland 42.39 2003
41 France 41.67 2004
42 Dominican Republic 41.65 1999
43 Honduras 41.37 2000
44 Hong Kong 38.91 2004
45 Germany 38.34 2005
46 Jamaica 37.1 1996
47 United Arab Emirates 35.14 1995
48 Armenia 33.1 2005
49 Singapore 32.73 2004
50 Nicaragua 31.64 1999
51 Austria 30.89 2004
52 Guyana 29.83 1998
53 Laos 29.28 1996
54 Kyrgyzstan 28.25 2003
55 Bulgaria 27.67 2003
56 Brazil 27.33 2002
57 Jordan 26.72 2004
58 Mexico 26.43 2004
59 Egypt 25.74 1998
60 Argentina 24.49 1999
61 Ireland 24.27 2003
62 Peru 24.04 2004
63 South Africa 22.01 1997
64 Croatia 21.18 2005
65 Malaysia 20.08 2005
66 Iran 20.07 1997
67 United States 20.04 2004
68 Pakistan 18.72 2005
69 Romania 18.1 2004
70 Algeria 18.04 2001
71 Guam 17.53 2002
72 American Samoa 16.94 2002
73 Yemen 16.71 2002
74 Lithuania 16.53 2005
75 Guatemala 15.87 1999
76 Colombia 15.86 2003
77 Northern Mariana Islands 15.61 2002
78 Morocco 15.35 2002
79 Trinidad and Tobago 14.84 2004
80 Tajikistan 14.52 2002
81 Latvia 13.83 2001
82 Panama 13.24 1999
83 Thailand 13.2 2002
84 Slovakia 13.11 2004
85 Albania 11.92 2004
86 Philippines 9.79 2003
87 Costa Rica 9.64 2004
88 Uzbekistan 8.31 2003
89 Georgia 7.76 2005
90 Ukraine 7.3 2005
91 Moldova 7.1 2003
92 Botswana 7 2005
93 China 6.34 2000
94 Sri Lanka 6.33 2003
95 Uganda 6.18 2002
96 Azerbaijan 6.01 2003
97 East Timor 4.28 2004
98 Bosnia and Herzegovina 3.85 2003
99 Kazakhstan 3.4 1994
100 Turkey 3.33 2000
101 Oman 2.99 2004
102 Belarus 2.55 2002
103 Bangladesh 1.25 2004
104 Ghana 1.23 2004
105 Vietnam 1.12 2004
106 Tunisia 0.915 1999
107 Sudan 0.79 2001
108 Puerto Rico 0.541 2002
109 Venezuela 0.464 2000
110 India 0.293 1998
111 Nepal 0.129 2001

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Micro > Small and medium enterprises > Number per 1000. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Development Indicators database. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Economy/Micro/Small-and-medium-enterprises/Number-per-1000

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