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Bussines Entities

The Statistical Business Register (SBR) is a set of data on the legal units (business entities) and statistical units.

Business entities are all legal and natural persons that perform activities on the territory of the Republic of Macedonia, registered by the competent authorities in accordance with the law, or established by law.

Statistical units are the units created solely according to statistical criteria (for statistical purposes).

The legal basis for setting up, maintaining and updating the Statistical Business Register is the Law on State Statistics (Official Gazette of the Republic of Macedonia, No. 54/97) and the Law on Amendments to the Law on State Statistics (Official Gazette of the Republic of Macedonia, No. 21/07), as well as the Regulation (EC) No. 177/08 of the European Parliament establishing a common framework for business registers for statistical purposes and repealing Council Regulation (EEC) No. 2186/93.

The updating of the SDR units is based on administrative and statistical sources. The basic administrative data source is The Central Register of the Republic of Macedonia, which is in charge of maintaining the Trade register and register of other legal persons and the Register of annual accounts, and statistical sources are regular statistical surveys, censuses, periodical surveys, etc.

The statistical business register is an important segment in the system of statistical surveys, i.e. it is one of the main instruments for supporting the surveys in the statistical system.
 
 





Key Indicators
 
  Active business entities  ( 2016) : 71 519  

Time Series



Terms and explanations

Business entities are all legal and natural persons that perform one of the activities determined in the National Classification of Activities, located on the territory of the Republic of Macedonia, registered by the competent authorities in accordance with the law, or established by law, as well as the organizational units of foreign trade companies and foreign sole proprietors which perform activities on the territory of the Republic of Macedonia.

Legal persons are all forms of legal structures organized according to the regulations of the country (trade companies, institutions, associations, and other organizations), with determined rights and obligations, and which obtain the status of legal persons on the day of their registration in the appropriate competent register.

Natural persons are entities (independent performers of activities, craftsmen, individual farmers, sole proprietors) that have rights and obligations, and their status of legal entity is recognized on the basis of the existing legal regulations.

Active business entities are all business entities that contribute to the gross domestic product, and the basic criterion for determining the activity of the entity are the data on income and / or employees.


 







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