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Number of active business entities, 2016

23.03.2017


According to the data of the State Statistical Office, the number of active business entities in the Republic of Macedonia
in 2016 was 71 519 and compared to 2015 it increased by 1.9%. This increase is mainly due to the increase in the
number of active business entities in the Manufacturing section (328 entities), Construction (318 entities), as well as
in the section Professional, scientific and technical activities (357 entities). In 2016, compared to the previous year,
the section Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles recorded a slight decrease (127
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 2016 were Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles with 33.2%
and Manufacturing with 11.1%, 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 unascertained number of persons employed (no data on persons employed) with
11.3%, and entities with 10-19 persons employed with 4.3%. The share of entities with 20-49 persons employed was
2.8%, 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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