The number of small-sized active enterprises has made up 153.5 thousand by the end of September, that is by 12.8% more compared to the previous year's figure of 136.1 thousand companies. Over the last four years, there has been a gradual increase in the number of small-sized active enterprises. So, for instance, in September 2014 their number was mere 99.6 thousand, Finprom.kz reports.
The number of registered small-sized legal entities also increases. As of today, their number equals to 425 thousand (a year ago - 396.2 thousand).
It is also positive that the share of active enterprises out of the total number of registered ones in small-sized business also increases year-by-year. In September this figure reached 36.1% (a year ago - 34.3%).
The most number of Kazakhstan's small-sized businesses is concentrated in Almaty - 34.9 thousand enterprises (a year ago - 31.5 thousand) and Astana - 24.9 thousand (a year ago - 16.4 thousand). Their number accounts for 39% of all small-sized active enterprises.
Among the regions, the leaders are Karaganda region and East Kazakhstan region - 10.8 and 9.9 small-sized companies respectively.
The lowest activity of small-sized businesses is observed in Kyzylorda and Atyrau regions, where the number of small-sized active legal entities equals 4.2 thousand in each.
Wholesale and retail trading and car repair works - are traditionally the most spread type of activity for small-sized enterprises. Following September, 36.9 thousand companies operate which is 24% of all sectors.
They are followed by construction - 15 thousand small-sized legal entities (the share of 9.8%). The third one among the most attractive directions for small-sized businesses is education - 14.9 thousand enterprises (the share of 9.7%).
The cumulative market share of the three abovementioned directions - 43.5% or 66.7 thousand active small-sized businesses.
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