2019

Monthly business entity count 

 Entity type Jan Feb   Mar  Apr  May Jun  July  Aug Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec 
Businesses (Partnerships & Sole Proprietorships) 150,590 151,333  150,056 149,567 148,295 147,275 146,858  146,291 145,794 145,270 144,711 144,009 
Companies* 336,830  337,340 339,407 340,903 342,354 343,957  345,831 347,660 349,944 352,009  353,915 355,527 
Limited Liability Partnerships  17,011 17,045  17,100  17,153  17,155  17,155  17,167  17,173  17,141  17,164  17,188  17,209 
Limited Partnerships  398 397 397 400 396 399 400 401 410 413 410 419
Public Accounting Firms 480 481 481 478 466 463 461 461 458 459 455 454
* Local and foreign companies

Formation of business entities (2019)

 Entity type Jan Feb   Mar  Apr  May Jun  July  Aug Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec 
 Businesses (Partnerships & Sole Proprietorships)  1,432  1,183  1,441  1,401  1,345  1,159  1,477  1,298  1,420  1,348  1,161  1,163
Companies*  3,857  2,697  3,745  3,608  3,709  3,250  4,134 3,692   3,957  3,944 3,893 3,434
Limited Liability Partnerships  173  128  174  162  151  132  145  130  160  131  119  105
Limited Partnerships  9  6  10  9  6  11  7  6  12  8  8  12
Public Accounting Firms  1  0  2  2  1  0  0  0  2  1 1

Formation of business entities by sector (2019)

 Sector type Jan Feb   Mar  Apr  May Jun  July  Aug Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec 
Manufacturing 197 141 177 167 193 140 214 185 189 179 167 153
Construction  288  192  324 267 258  205 250 176  190  215 186 165
Wholesale Trade  896  665 842 874   834  754  925  875 934   993 937   891
Retail Trade  520  391  492  517  494 431   559 460 527   520  455  432
Transportation & Storage 271   191  244  208  260  201  295  260  302  237  252 249
 Accommodation  8 11  13   10  12  7  6  6  6  7  5  10
Food & Beverage Service Activities  263  183  281  288  255  222  275  261  282  253  241  181
Information & Communications  562 422 548 559 555 525 668 594 645 626 623 507
Financial & Insurance Activities  522  358  509  509  514 478  585  570  590  564  679  589
Real Estate Activities  67 44 64   41  75  41 63  72  63  67  47  47
Professional, Scientific & Technical Activities  920 732 977 902 900 808 1,005 875 969 891 810 795
Administrative & Support Service Activities 285 202 245 225 228 192 252 229 224   236 208 209
Education, Health & Social Services  321  223  283  284  282 237   288  247  288  275  273 212 
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation & Other Services Activities  309  235  338  306 318   280  338 281   305  332 271  236 
 Others 43 25 33 25 35 32 40  35 35 38    28  39

Cessation of business entities (2019)

 Entity type Jan Feb   Mar  Apr  May Jun  July  Aug Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec 
Businesses (Partnerships & Sole Proprietorships)  1,385 440 2,718 1,890 2,617 2,179 1,894 1,865 1,917 1,872 1,720 1,865
Companies*  2,056 2,187 1,678 2,112 2,258 1,647 2,260 1,863 1,673 1,879 1,987 1,822
Limited Liability Partnerships  72 94 119 109 149 132 133  124 192 108 95 84
Limited Partnerships 14 10 6  10  8  6  5  3  5  11 3
Public Accounting Firms  0  0  5  14  4  2  0  3  1  5 2

Cessation of business entities by sector (2019)

 Sector type Jan Feb   Mar  Apr  May Jun  July  Aug Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec 
Manufacturing 125  102  162  165 212   154  163  132  125  149  141  134
Construction  168  106  232 194 273 223 225 190 195  167 165 193
Wholesale Trade  632  602  698  740  829  618  787  668  649  648 660  673
Retail Trade  343  208 545 405 557 449 446 403 430 451 460 413
Transportation & Storage  327 133   575  389  484  393 397  390 397 359 324 323
 Accommodation  7  3  5 9  8  4  4  10  10  5  3
Food & Beverage Service Activities  147  141  231  188  246  206  216  203 224   189  170 197
Information & Communications  326 258 364 390 413 333 363 362 349  364 328 324
Financial & Insurance Activities  286 255 242 280 330 224 315 233 214 308 288 272
Real Estate Activities  49  41  59 47 77 38 46 35 40 54 51 48
Professional, Scientific & Technical Activities  535 458 616 605 767 605  656 589 505  537  589  575
Administrative & Support Service Activities  183 123 207 209 258 205 194 185 207 179  186 178
Education, Health & Social Services  183 146  246  220 259 225 224 187 195 196 199 215
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation & Other Services Activities  205 128 318 252 313 275 238 248 230 229 227  212
 Others  13 24  25 29   22  18 21 22  19 25 25 16
Note: ACRA conducts periodic reviews to remove sole proprietorships and partnerships that fail to renew their registrations, as well as companies that are dormant, from its public register.

 
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