Number of Moldovan enterprises registered in January-April 2013 up by 2.2 per cent

The number of enterprises registered with the State Registration Chamber increased by 2.2 per cent, reaching the figure of 1797 enterprises in the first quarter of 2013 against the same period of the year before, according to data put out by the State Registration Chamber.

The number of registered businesses has recorded a new increase, after decreasing by 9 per cent in the first three month of 2012.

«It is an inverse tendency against the same period of 2013, the economic agents and those willing to open businesses are expecting a recovery in economy and an increase in the economic activity», specialists have said.

On the other hand, the number of enterprises written off from the state register has considerably decreased by 18 per cent. According to the State Registration Chamber, 700 enterprises have closed down, which represents the lowest level of closed enterprises recorded in the last five years. The State Registration Chamber said that 519 of the enterprises that had closed down were from districts and only 181 from Chisinau.

On 1 April 2013, there were 162,463 legal entities and private enterprises recorded in Moldova, of which 81,658 are limited liability companies, 65,729 are private entrepreneurs and the rest of them, have a different juridical status.

Adapted from: MOLDPRES