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Theme: Bussines Entities


Number of active business entities, 2018

28.03.2019


According to the data of the State Statistical Office, the number of active business entities in the Republic of North Macedonia in 2018 was 72 315 and compared to 2017 it increased by 1.3%. This increase is mainly due to the increase in the number of active business entities in the Information and communication (9.9% or 167 entities), Other service activities (8.5% or 377 entities) and in Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply (8.1% or 14 entities). In 2018, compared to the previous year, the section Agriculture, forestry and fishing recorded a decrease in the number of business entities of 2.2%.

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 2018 were Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles with 31.7% and Manufacturing with 11.1%, whereas the least represented were the sections Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply (0.3%), Water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation activities (0.3%) and Mining and quarrying (0.3%).

The data on the structure of active business entities according to the number of persons employed show that the highest share of 79.1% 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 11.4%, and entities with 10-19 persons employed with 4.3%. 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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