Muscat: The total number of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) registered with the Authority for Small and Medium Enterprises Development at the end of November 2020 stood at 47,802, comprising an increase by 13.4 per cent compared to the same period of 2019, according to the data released by the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI).
Among the governorates, Muscat topped the list with 33 per cent SMEs registered till the end of September 2020, followed by North Al Batinah with 16 per cent, Al Dakhiliyah with 13 per cent, Dhofar with 8 per cent, and the rest of governorates with 30 per cent.
16,024 SMEs registered in the Governorate of Muscat at the end of November 2020, followed by North Al Batinah with 7,536, Al Dakhiliyah with 6,040, Dhofar with 3,979, South Al Batinah with 3,562, and North Al Sharqiah with 3,214 SMEs registered.
This was followed by South Al Sharqiyah with 2,827, Al Dhahirah with 2,786 SMEs, and Al Buraimi with 1,025 SMEs registered.
625 SMEs registered in the Al Wusta and 184 SMEs registered in Musandam, which was the lowest among governorates registered at the end of November 2020.
The total number of SMEs registered in October 2020 stood at 47,220, while the number of SMEs registered in September 2020 stood at 46,577.