Number of enterprises in VN sets new record
11:25 | 07/02/2018

VGP – As of December 31, 2017, a total number of 561,064 enterprises are operating nationwide, an increase of 11.1% against 2016, according to the General Statistics Office, under the Ministry of Planning and Investment. 

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Among 63 localities, 19 reported increases in the numbers of enterprises operating till December 31, 2017 compared to the same period in 2016 including Bac Giang up 28%, Thanh Hoa up 27.9%, Hung Yen up 26.4%, Ben Tre up 25.7%, Bac Ninh up 23.7% and Vinh Phuc up 19.7%. 

The number of newly-established enterprises in 2017 set a record of 126,859 ones, up 15.2%. As many as 26,448 enterprises re-operated in this year, down 0.9%. 

The number of enterprises stopped operation in 2017 was 21,684 ones, up 8.9% while the number of enterprises completed procedures for dissolution attained 12,113 ones, down 2.9%. 

As of December 31, 2016, there were 505,067 businesses recorded nationwide, seeing an average growth of 10.4% in the 2010-2016 period. 

The service sector took the lead with 254,244 ones, followed by industry and construction with 146,376 and the agricultural, forestry and aquatic sector with 4,447. 

By Thuy Dung 



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