6,637 new enterprises in August

6,637 new enterprises in August

In August 2022, the number of VAT-registered enterprises increased by 0.3% compared to July, with only 3.069 more units.

This figure is the result of 6,637 new enterprises (first registrations), 723 re-registrations and 4,291 de-registrations.

The three sectors with the most significant increases this month are professional, scientific and technical activities (+692), construction (+461) and human health and social work activities (+387).

The only decrease was in mining and quarrying with 1 unit less than the previous month.

First registrations

In August 2022, first registrations increased by 3.4% in all sectors compared to August 2021. That is 219 more births than last year.


As for re-registrations, all sectors combined, we observe a 7.3% decrease compared to last year, or 57 fewer enterprises.


In August 2022, the number of de-registrations is 13.7% higher than in August 2021, or 517 more units.

Evolution of the population of VAT-registered units

In August 2022, we observe a 4.8% growth of the VAT-registered population over a year. The total population of VAT-registered units increased by 51,754 units compared to August 2021 and amounts to 1.134.639 enterprises.