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Number of active business entities, 2017

23.03.2018


According to the data of the State Statistical Office, the number of active business entities in the Republic of Macedonia in
2017 was 71 419 and compared to 2016 it decreased by 0.1%. This decrease is mainly due to the decrease in the number of
active business entities in the Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (379 entities), Agriculture,
forestry and fishing (146 entities), Transportation and storage (97 entities). In 2017, compared to the previous year, the
section Professional, scientific and technical activities recorded a slight increase (330 entities).


The data on the structure of active business entities by sections of activities show that the sections with the highest share in the
structure in 2017 were: Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles with 32.7% and Manufacturing
with 11.0%, whereas the least represented were the sections: Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply with 0.2%
and Mining and quarrying with 0.3%.


The data on the structure of active business entities according to the number of persons employed show that the highest
share of 79.3% belongs to business entities with 1-9 persons employed, followed by business entities with no persons
employed or entities with uncertained number of persons employed (no data on persons employed) with 11.0%, and entities
with 10-19 persons employed with 4.5%. The share of entities with 20-49 persons employed was 2.9%, those with 50-249
persons employed participated with 1.9%, while entities with 250 or more persons employed had a share of only 0.3%.







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