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Preliminary Report of the Summary of the 2019 Basic Survey on Small and Medium Enterprises (Performance Results Based on the FY2018 Closing Accounts) Compiled

March 30, 2020

The Small and Medium Enterprise Agency (SMEA) has been conducting the Basic Survey on Small and Medium Enterprises every year as a cross-industrial survey in order to ascertain the financial and operational situation of SMEs. SMEA hereby announces that it compiled the results of the 2019 survey (performance results are based on the FY2018 closing accounts).

1. Outline of the Basic Survey on Small and Medium Enterprises

SMEA has been conducting the Basic Survey on Small and Medium Enterprises every year as a cross-industrial survey in order to ascertain the financial and operational situation of SMEs. The 2019 survey was the 16th survey.

The survey covers approximately 113,000 SMEs randomly selected from 11 industries, namely construction; manufacturing; information and communications; transport and postal services; wholesale trade; retail trade; real estate and goods rental and leasing; scientific research, professional and technical services; accommodations, eating and drinking services; living-related and personal services and amusement services; and services, n.e.c.

This report is based on valid responses from 42,636 companies (valid response rate: 37.7%).

2. Key points of the report

For the details of the 2019 survey results, see the Appendix.

Appendix

Division in Charge

Research Office, Policy Planning Division, Business Environment Department, Small and Medium Enterprise Agency

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