Number of companies in France 2016, by size

This statistic shows the breakdown of the number of companies by company size in France in 2016. Thus, out of a total of more than four million French companies, about 135,000 were small and medium-sized enterprises.

Note: Since 2008, another terminology has been used to describe these VSEs: the micro-enterprise . However, this economic concept differs from the tax regime of micro-enterprise. In other words, a small business is a micro-enterprise, but does not necessarily fall within the scope of micro-entrepreneur status (formerly called auto-entrepreneur).

Breakdown of the number of companies in France in 2016, by company size

Number of companies
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Release date

March 2019



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* French

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