Number of businesses in Trade Register on the rise – new business registrations down from 2012

In 2013, the number of businesses in the Trade Register grew by over 16,000. At the end of 2013, the number of businesses registered in the Trade Register totalled 498,557, of which 242,363 were limited liability companies, 202,250 were private traders, and 85,083 were housing companies.

Start-up Notifications of new businesses declined by 4% from 2012, and totalled 30,243. There has been a slight fall in the number of Start-up Notifications since 2011.

In 2013, notifications on changes declined by 6% from 2012, and totalled 81,471. However, changes of address and contact details of businesses grew by 5%, and totalled 35,592. Up to 59% of the changes were made online by customers.

A total of 1,504 public summons to creditors were applied for in liquidations, an increase by 10% from 2012.

Read more:
Number of registered businesses by type of business
Statistics: Notifications or applications filed with the Trade Register 2010–2013

For further information, please contact:
Trade Register’s Advisory Service, tel. +358 29 509 5900

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Latest update 17.02.2014