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No. of Korean SMEs & Employees by Year

(Unit: No. of Firms and Persons and Ratio %)


No. of Korean SMEs & Employees by Year
  Total (A) SMEs (B) Ratio (B/A)
No. of Firms No. of Employees No. of Firms No. of Employees No. of Firms No. of Employees
'00 2,729,957 10,768,597 2,707,805 8,680,694 99.2 80.6
'01 2,658,860 10,876,418 2,649,691 9,176,237 99.7 84.4
'02 2,861,830 11,737,640 2,856,913 10,154,095 99.8 86.5
'03 2,939,661 11,870,358 2,934,897 10,308,574 99.8 86.8
'04 2,927,436 11,824,074 2,922,533 10,210,629 99.8 86.4
'05 2,867,749 11,902,400 2,863,583 10,449,182 99.9 87.8
'06 2,940,345 12,234,160 2,936,114 10,677,789 99.9 87.3
'07 2,976,646 12,612,692 2,974,185 11,149,134 99.9 88.4
'08 3,046,958 13,070,424 3,044,169 11,467,713 99.9 87.7
'09 3,069,400 13,398,497 3,066,484 11,751,022 99.9 87.7
'10 3,125,457 14,135,234 3,122,332 12,262,535 99.9 86.8
'11 3,234,687 14,534,230 3,231,634 12,626,746 99.9 86.9
'12 3,354,320 14,891,162 3,351,404 13,059,372 99.9 87.7
'13 3,418,993 15,344,860 3,415,863 13,421,594 99.9 87.5
'14 3,545,473 15,962,745 3,542,350 14,027,636 99.9 87.9

Source : National Statistical Office(2014)

No. of Korean SMEs & Employees by Industry

( Unit: No. of Firms and Persons and Ratio )


No. of Korean SMEs & Employees by Industry
Total (A) SMEs (B) Ratio (B/A) SME Ratio
by industry
No. of
Firms
No. of
Emplyees
No. of
Firms
No. of
Emplyees
No. of
Firms
No. of
Emplyees
No. of
Firms
No. of
Emplyees
All Industries 3,545,473 15,962,745 3,542,350 14,027,636 (99.9) (87.9) 100.0 100.0
A Agricul tu re, For estry & Fishery 1,144 11,940 1,144 11,940 (100.0) (100.0) 0.0 0.1
B Mining 1,998 14,331 1,997 13,538 (99.9) (94.5) 0.1 0.1
C Manufacturing 393,361 3,918,150 392,665 3,185,560 (99.8) (81.3) 11.1 24.5
D Electricity, Gas, Steam & Water 607 12,520 594 8,868 (97.9) (70.8) 0.0 0.1
E Sewer/Waste Treatment, Raw Material Reproduction & Environmental Restoration 7,124 71,050 7,096 66,892 (99.6) (94.1) 0.2 0.4
F Construction 128,018 1,093,634 127,794 930,813 (99.8) (85.1) 3.6 6.9
G Wholesale & Retail 968,662 2,935,726 986,370 2,833,469 (100.0) (96.5) 27.8 18.4
H Transportation 375,483 984,789 375,381 914,971 (100.0) (92.9) 10.6 6.2
I Accommodation & Restaurants 701,262 2,055,340 701,181 2,021,946 (100.0) (98.4) 19.8 12.9
J Publishing, Video, Broadcasting and Information Service 36,628 450,612 36,506 362,444 (99.7) (80.4) 1.0 2.8
K Finance & Insurance 10,897 183,149 10,777 110,129 (98.9) (60.1) 0.3 0.8
L Real Estate & Rental 11,529 185,278 11,395 108,727 (99.8) (58.7) 3.4 3.1
M Specialized, Science & Technical Service 97,607 765,794 87,391 557,169 (99.8) (72.8) 2.5 4.8
N Business Facility Management & Business Support Service 47,753 932,803 47,188 593,499 (98.8) (63.6) 1.3 5.8
P EducationService 149,274 502,751 149,194 489,119 (99.9) (97.3) 4.2 3.1
Q Health & Social Welfare 100,703 730,544 100,680 721,686 (100.0) (98.8) 2.8 4.6
R Art, Sports & Leisure-related Service 96,608 273,101 96,566 253,823 (100.0) (92.9) 2.7 1.7
S Repair & Other Individual
Service
300,680 681,435 300,532 656,650 (100.0) (96.4) 8.5 4.3

Source : National Statistical Office(2014)

Trend of Business Start-ups

(Unit : No. of Firms)


Trend of Business Start-ups
  '11 '12 '13 '14 '15 '16
Acquisition of New Corporations 65,110 74,162 75,574 84,697 93,768 96,155
Manufacturing 15,557 17,733 18,721 19,509 20,155 19,037

Source : MSS

Business Ventures and Inno-Biz

(Unit : No. of Firms)


Business Ventures and Inno-Biz
  '98~'03 '04 '05 '06 '07 '08 '09
Venture 43,646 7,967 9,732 12,218 14,015 15,401 18,893
Inno-biz 5,321 2,762 3,454 7,183 11,526 14,626 15,940
Business Ventures and Inno-Biz
  '10 '11 '12 '13 '14 '15 '16
Venture 24,645 26,148 28,193 29,135 29,910 31,260 33,360
Inno-biz 16,243 16,944 17,298 17,080 16,878 17,472 17,708