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Economy > Micro > Small and medium enterprises > Per 1,000 people: 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 195.27 per 1,000 people 2002
2 Sweden 99.56 per 1,000 people 2005
3 Paraguay 98.44 per 1,000 people 2002
4 Cyprus 88.31 per 1,000 people 2005
5 Kenya 87.39 per 1,000 people 2002
6 Iceland 87.13 per 1,000 people 2004
7 Ecuador 83.57 per 1,000 people 2001
8 Belize 82.93 per 1,000 people 1993
9 New Zealand 82.25 per 1,000 people 2004
10 Italy 77.88 per 1,000 people 2003
11 Malta 77.18 per 1,000 people 2004
12 Tanzania 74.58 per 1,000 people 2002
13 United Kingdom 73.79 per 1,000 people 2004
14 Spain 73.02 per 1,000 people 2005
15 El Salvador 72.1 per 1,000 people 2001
16 Bermuda 71.71 per 1,000 people 2004
17 Greece 69.94 per 1,000 people 2003
18 Canada 69.51 per 1,000 people 2005
19 Norway 68.4 per 1,000 people 2005
20 Israel 67.64 per 1,000 people 2005
21 Bolivia 67.01 per 1,000 people 1995
22 Portugal 66.37 per 1,000 people 2003
23 Belgium 66.16 per 1,000 people 2003
24 Malawi 64.92 per 1,000 people 2000
25 Australia 63.16 per 1,000 people 2004
26 South Korea 62.36 per 1,000 people 2004
27 Mauritius 62.19 per 1,000 people 2002
28 Lebanon 59.39 per 1,000 people 1996
29 Luxembourg 53.68 per 1,000 people 2004
30 Estonia 48.43 per 1,000 people 2005
31 Russia 48.15 per 1,000 people 2005
32 Denmark 47.76 per 1,000 people 2004
33 Switzerland 46.87 per 1,000 people 2003
34 Slovenia 45.63 per 1,000 people 2003
35 Netherlands 45.05 per 1,000 people 2005
36 Japan 44.71 per 1,000 people 2004
37 Dominican Republic 43.62 per 1,000 people 1999
38 Chile 43.41 per 1,000 people 2004
39 Poland 43.26 per 1,000 people 2001
40 France 43.17 per 1,000 people 2004
41 Uruguay 42.8 per 1,000 people 2000
42 Finland 42.39 per 1,000 people 2003
43 Honduras 40.15 per 1,000 people 2000
44 Hong Kong 38.35 per 1,000 people 2004
45 Germany 38.34 per 1,000 people 2005
46 Jamaica 37.1 per 1,000 people 1996
47 Netherlands Antilles 36.31 per 1,000 people 1998
48 United Arab Emirates 34.19 per 1,000 people 1995
49 Armenia 33.09 per 1,000 people 2005
50 Nicaragua 32.84 per 1,000 people 1999
51 Singapore 32.16 per 1,000 people 2004
52 Austria 30.88 per 1,000 people 2004
53 Laos 30.41 per 1,000 people 1996
54 Guyana 29.77 per 1,000 people 1998
55 Mexico 28.33 per 1,000 people 2004
56 Kyrgyzstan 28.28 per 1,000 people 2003
57 Bulgaria 27.67 per 1,000 people 2003
58 Brazil 27.41 per 1,000 people 2002
59 Jordan 26.42 per 1,000 people 2004
60 Egypt 25.47 per 1,000 people 1998
61 Argentina 24.49 per 1,000 people 1999
62 Ireland 24.28 per 1,000 people 2003
63 Peru 23.9 per 1,000 people 2004
64 Virgin Islands 23.19 per 1,000 people 2002
65 South Africa 22.01 per 1,000 people 1997
66 Croatia 21.18 per 1,000 people 2005
67 Iran 20.62 per 1,000 people 1997
68 Malaysia 20.48 per 1,000 people 2005
69 United States 19.99 per 1,000 people 2004
70 Pakistan 18.98 per 1,000 people 2005
71 Algeria 18.76 per 1,000 people 2001
72 Romania 18.1 per 1,000 people 2004
73 Guam 17.15 per 1,000 people 2002
74 Lithuania 16.53 per 1,000 people 2005
75 Yemen 16.24 per 1,000 people 2002
76 Guatemala 15.92 per 1,000 people 1999
77 Morocco 15.8 per 1,000 people 2002
78 Colombia 15.01 per 1,000 people 2003
79 Tajikistan 14.77 per 1,000 people 2002
80 Trinidad and Tobago 14.72 per 1,000 people 2004
81 Latvia 13.81 per 1,000 people 2001
82 Panama 13.7 per 1,000 people 1999
83 Thailand 13.46 per 1,000 people 2002
84 Slovakia 13.11 per 1,000 people 2004
85 Albania 12.32 per 1,000 people 2004
86 Philippines 10.09 per 1,000 people 2003
87 Costa Rica 9.62 per 1,000 people 2004
88 Serbia and Montenegro 8.42 per 1,000 people 2003
89 Uzbekistan 8.31 per 1,000 people 2003
90 Georgia 7.57 per 1,000 people 2005
91 Botswana 7.44 per 1,000 people 2005
92 Ukraine 7.3 per 1,000 people 2005
93 China 6.34 per 1,000 people 2000
94 Sri Lanka 6.31 per 1,000 people 2003
95 Uganda 6.18 per 1,000 people 2002
96 Moldova 6.07 per 1,000 people 2003
97 Azerbaijan 6.01 per 1,000 people 2003
98 East Timor 4.48 per 1,000 people 2004
99 Bosnia and Herzegovina 3.82 per 1,000 people 2003
100 Kazakhstan 3.4 per 1,000 people 1994
101 Turkey 3.12 per 1,000 people 2000
102 Oman 2.91 per 1,000 people 2004
103 Belarus 2.53 per 1,000 people 2002
104 Bangladesh 1.27 per 1,000 people 2004
105 Ghana 1.19 per 1,000 people 2004
106 Vietnam 1.11 per 1,000 people 2004
107 Tunisia 0.91 per 1,000 people 1999
108 Sudan 0.67 per 1,000 people 2001
109 Puerto Rico 0.54 per 1,000 people 2002
110 Venezuela 0.47 per 1,000 people 2000
111 India 0.3 per 1,000 people 1998
112 Nepal 0.12 per 1,000 people 2001

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