NATIONAL SURVEY OF MICRO SMALL & MEDIUM ENTERPRISES (MSMEs) 2017
The 2017 National Survey of MSMEs covered enterprises in Nigeria employing below 200 persons (i.e. micro, small and medium enterprises - MSMEs), and was conducted in all the 36 States of the Federation and FCT. The following was the outcome from the exercise. The total number of MSMEs as at December, 2017 stood at 41,543,028, with components as follows, viz: micro enterprises - MEs: 41, 469,947 (or 99.8 percent), small and medium enterprises - SMEs: 73,081 (or 0.2 percent). While Lagos States had the highest numbers of enterprises across all classes, only three (3) States, viz: Katsina (36.4 percent), Rivers (21.7 percent) and Kaduna (18.1 percent) recorded significant increases in enterprise numbers.
Data source: National Bureau of Statistics