2015 MSME STATISTICS
Number of Establishments
Based on 2015 statistical data provided by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), there are 900,914 establishments in the Philippines. Of these, 99.5% (896,839) are micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and the remaining 0.5% (4,075) are large enterprises.
Distribution of Establishments by Enterprise Size
Majority of the 896,839 MSMEs in 2015 are in the wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycle industries with 417,094 business establishments; accommodation and food service activities, 119,037; manufacturing, 113,949; other service activities, 56,904; information and communication, 35,171; and, financial and insurance activities, 34,384. These industries accounted for about 87.0% of the total number of MSME establishments.
Distribution of MSMEs by Industry
Geographical Spread of MSMEs
Majority of the MSMEs in operation in 2015 can be found in the National Capital Region (NCR), with 190,166 business establishments; Region 4-A (CALABARZON), 131,011; Region 3 (Central Luzon) with 100,880; Region 7 (Central Visayas) with 53,218; and Region 1 (Ilocos), 47,996. These top five (5) locations accounted for about 58.4% of the total number of MSME establishments in the country.
Distribution of MSMEs by Region
MSMEs generated a total of 4,784,870 jobs in 2015 versus 2,981,819 for the large enterprises. This indicates that MSMEs contributed almost 61.6% of the total jobs generated by all types of business establishments that year. Of these, 29.4% or 2,285,634 jobs were generated by micro enterprises; 25.3% or 1,968,452 by small enterprises; and 6.8% or 530,784 by medium enterprises.
By industry sector, MSMEs in the wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles generated the most number of jobs with 1,707,103 in 2014 followed by MSMEs in manufacturing, 764,184; accommodation and food service activities, 666,254; education, 273,838; and financial and insurance activities, 230,137.
Majority of the jobs are generated by MSMEs in the National Capital Region (NCR) with 1,471,465 jobs; followed by MSMEs in Region 4-A (CALABARZON), 676,201; Region 3 (Central Luzon), 484,084; Region 7 (Central Visayas), 324,780; and Region 11 (Davao), 234,716.
Distribution of Enterprises by Total Employment
Sales and Census Value-Added
In terms of value-added, the MSME sector contributed 35.7%1 of the total with manufacturing contributing the largest share of 6.87%. Wholesale and retail trade and repair contributed 6.58% followed by financial intermediation with a share of 6%. Within the sector, small enterprises accounted for the largest share of 20.5%. Medium enterprises followed with a share of 10.3% while micro enterprises registered a share of 4.9%. Among small enterprises, wholesale and retail trade and repair contributed with the most with a share of 4.07% followed by manufacturing with a share of 3.82% while financial intermediation was next with a share of 3.35%. For medium enterprises, manufacturing accounted for the biggest share of 2.77% followed by electricity, gas, and water with a share of 1.92% and financial intermediation with 1.87%. For micro enterprises, wholesale and retail trade and repair represented the largest contribution of 1.73%.
2006 Value Added (in million pesos)*
*Latest available data
Exports Contribution of MSMEs
MSMEs account for 25% of the country’s total exports revenue. It is also estimated that 60% of all exporters in the country belong to the MSME category. MSMEs are able to contribute in exports through subcontracting arrangement with large firms, or as suppliers to exporting companies.
Data Source: Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)
You may also view the Number of Establishments and Total Employment Report for 2015.