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Companies in Spain

At 1 January 2011, there are 3.25 million companies in Spain. There is a predominance of small-sized companies, or companies without employees, mostly dedicated to services activities. More than half are individuals (52.5%).
Due to the weight of small and medium-sized companies, the number of companies in Spain is among the highest in the European Union, where there is a predominance of companies with 1 to 9 employed persons (microcompanies). In 2008, these companies accounted for 92.0% of the total (excluding public and financial services and agriculture), the corresponding figure standing at 93.1% in Spain.

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