Spain's business creation increases by 2.8 pct in October

# 12 December 2013 02:13 (UTC +04:00)

Baku-APA. Creation of new businesses in Spain increased by 2.8 percent in October in comparison with the same month in 2012, the National Institute of Statistics (INE) reported on Wednesday, APA reports quoting Xinhua.

The INE said a total of 7,760 new businesses were created in October, a 23.3 percent increase on a monthly basis and the seventh consecutive month of annual rises.

The Autonomous Communities of Madrid and Andalusia saw the highest number of new businesses created in October with a total of 1,720 and 1,465 businesses registered respectively.

New businesses created in October used a subscribed capital of more than 619 million euros (853 million U.S. dollars), a 63.7 percent increase year on yaer, while the average amount of capital stood at 79,796 euros, a 59.2 percent from a year earlier.

About 22.5 percent of the total businesses created in October belonged to the trade sector, while 17.8 percent belonged to the construction sector.

The INE reported that a total of 2,007 businesses were dissolved in October, especially in the Autonomous Communities of Madrid and Andalusia which saw a total of 519 and 299 businesses dissolved respectively.

In annual terms, the number of businesses dissolved fell by 9.7 percent in 2012, while on a monthly basis the number increased by 46.3 percent.

Of the total, 60 percent were dissolved voluntarily, 13.8 percent via mergers and the remaining 26.2 percent for other reasons.

Some 20.8 percent of the failed businesses belonged to the construction sector and 20.3 percent of them belonged to the trade sector, said the INE.

Spain has been suffering from a serious economic crisis since a housing bubble burst in 2008. Most businesses, especially those belonged to the construction sector, were seriously affected by this collapse being force to close.

The Spanish economy has grown by 0.1 percent in the third quarter of the year and is expected to go on growing slightly in the fourth quarter and in 2014 according to several sources.

Spain expects to consolidate this growth thanks to exports, business creation and revival of internal demand.

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