This chapter is concerned with statistical information on business activities, including data on profit-seeking enterprises, new corporation registrations, business entities existing registrations, small and medium enterprises. A profit-seeking enterprise means the business owned by the private sector, government or jointly owned by both and managed in the manner of sole proprietorship, partnership or company organization for profit. And the related data are based on the tax declaration forms filled by taxpayers.
A small and medium enterprise refers to an enterprise that has completed company registration or business registration in accordance which the requirements of the law, and which conforms to the following criteria:
1. In the manufacturing, construction, mining and quarrying industries, a paid-in capital of NT$80 million （US$2.42 million） or less.
2. In the agriculture, forestry and fisheries, water, electricity and gas, commercial, transportation, warehousing and communications, finance, insurance and real estate, industrial and commercial services or social and personal services industries, sales revenue of NT$100 million (US$3.03 million) or less in the last year.