Size of SME Investment

Category

Attributes under the categories

Total Assets (at cost)

And/or total number of employees

Small Enterprise

Service Concern

Tk. 5 lac to 1 Crore
(Excluding land and building including Replacement Cost )

10 to 25

Trading Concern

Tk. 5 lac to 1 Crore
(Excluding land and building including Replacement Cost )

10 to 25

Manufacturing Concern

Above Tk. 50 lac to 10 crores
(Excluding land and building including Replacement Cost)

25-99

Medium Enterprise

Service Concern

Tk. 1 Crore to 15 Crores
(Excluding land and building including Replacement Cost )

50 to 100

Trading Concern

Tk. 1 Crore to 15 Crores
(Excluding land and building including Replacement Cost )

50 to 100

Manufacturing Concern

Above Tk. 10 Crores to 30 crores
(Excluding land and building including Replacement Cost)

100-250

If any entrepreneur falls under SE category on the basis any one standard, but the same falls under Medium category on the basis of the other standard, then the enterprise shall be treated as Medium Enterprise.

From the date of circular, cottage and micro enterprises shall be incorporated under the SME Investment Policy & Programmes of Bangladesh Bank. The definitions for Micro Enterprise and Cottage Industries as set by Bangladesh Bank are depicted below:

Category

Attributes under the categories

Total Assets (at cost)

And/or total number of employees

 Micro Enterprise

Service Concern

Less than Tk. 5 lac
(Excluding land and building and including Replacement Cost )

Less than 10

Trading Concern

Less than Tk. 5 lac
(Excluding land and building including Replacement Cost )

Less than 10

Manufacturing Concern

 Tk. 5 lac to 50 lac
(Excluding land and building including Replacement Cost)

10-24 or less

Cottage Industry

 

Less than Tk. 5 lac
(Excluding land and building including Replacement Cost)

Not more than 10 including family members

If any entrepreneur falls under Micro category on the basis any one standard, but the same falls under Small category on the basis of the other standard, then the enterprise shall be treated as Small Enterprise.

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