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Table 2 Distribution of EPZ and non EPZ firms at entry (1996) and the end of sample (2003)

From: Mandatory costs by firm size thresholds: firm location, growth and death in Sri Lanka

  % large at entry, EPZ % large in 2003, EPZ % large at entry, non EPZ % large in 2003, non EPZ % of large firms at entry that is EPZ % of large firms in 2003 that is EPZ % of firms in EPZ at entry
1996 55 71 11 9 6 10 1
1997 67 72 12 10 7 9 1
1998 62 68 10 8 9 12 2
1999 65 67 8 7 10 11 1
2000 70 76 11 10 9 10 1
2001 53 65 8 7 8 10 1
2002 60 65 8 8 9 11 1
Average 62 69 9 8 8 10 1
  1. Source: Authors’ calculations based n the universe of all formal sector firms in Sri Lanka, 1995–2003.
  2. EPZ: Export Promotion Zone.