The percentage of companies set up in 2012 and continuing to work after five years are still high in the manufacturing, transport and storage (43.5% each) and real estate (42.9%).
In 2017, 7,186 new companies with at least one employee started work in Slovenia, and 7640 companies with at least one employee have ceased operations this year. The first one is 14% less, and the rest is 4% more than in 2016, the statistical office said.
The largest share of newly created and repaid companies in the trade, maintenance and repair of motor vehicles (the first was 18.5% and the remaining 18.8%). There are companies in professional, scientific and technical activities (15.8% and 16.6%) and construction companies (15.1% and 16.5%).
Legal and natural persons
Among all companies operating in 2017, there were companies with at least one newcomer this year, 9.8%. Companies with at least one employee who stopped working this year are 10.4% among all companies.
According to the legal-organizational form, legal entities are predominant among newly created and repaid companies. The newly created companies with at least one employee are 54.7% legal entities and 45.3% are natural persons. Companies with at least one employee who has ceased activity are 52.1% legal and 47.9% are natural persons.
Most of the companies set up in 2017 and most of those who stopped working this year hired up to four people. The first is 97%, of which 98.1% are enterprises, the Statistical Office adds.