Over 54,000 SMEs registered in Oman till June

Business Sunday 15/August/2021 16:58 PM
Over 54,000 SMEs registered in Oman till June

Muscat: The total number of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) registered with the Authority for Small and Medium Enterprises Development (Riyada) at the end of June 2021 stood at 54,726, compared to 44,448 in the same period of 2020, comprising a rise by 23.1 per cent, according to the data released by the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI).

Among the governorates, Muscat topped the list with 18,460 SMEs, comprising an increase of 23.2 per cent, followed by the Governorate of North Al Batinah which went up by 23 per cent to reach 8,642, Al Dakhiliyah with a rise by 20.2 per cent to stand at 6,756, and Dhofar with an increase by 23 per cent to reach 4,586.

Other governorates also saw a rise in the number of SMEs.

In the Governorate of South Al-Batinah, it went up by 27 per cent to reach 4,189, the Governorate of North Al Sharqiyah by 20 per cent to reach 3,619, the Governorate of South Al Sharqiyah by 29.2 per cent to reach 3,272, the Governorate of Al Dhahirah by 16.9 per cent to reach 3,083, the Governorate of Al-Buraimi by 24.7 per cent to reach 1,165, the Governorate of Al Wusta by 45.1 per cent to reach 727 and the Governorate of Musandam by 34.3 per cent to reach 227.