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Theme: Bussines Entities

Number of active business entities, 2015


According to the data of the State Statistical Office, the number of active business entities in the Republic of Macedonia
in 2015 was 70 139.
The sections with the highest share in the structure of business entities were: Wholesale and retail trade; repair
of motor vehicles and motorcycles with 23 843 entities or 34.0% and Manufacturing with 7 639 entities or 10.9%,
whereas the least represented were the sections Mining and quarrying with 173 entities or 0.2% and Electricity, gas,
steam and air conditioning supply with 160 entities or 0.2%.
The data on the structure of active business entities according to the number of persons employed show that the
highest share of 80.2% 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
10.4%, 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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