26,802 SMEs at the end of April, Muscat Governorate tops list

MUSCAT: The number of small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs) registered with the Public Authority for SMEs Development (Riyada) at of the end of April 2017, stood at 3,581 increasing the total number of SMEs in the Sultanate to 26,802, according to National Centre for Statistics and Information. 1,226 SMEs were registered in Muscat from the beginning of the year till the end of April 2017, a growth by 12.1 per cent compared to the same period last year. The total number of SMEs in the governorate now stands at 8,362. 552 SMEs were registered in Al Batinah from the beginning of the year till the end of April 2017; a growth by 45.9 per cent compared to the same period last year. The total number of SMEs in the governorate now stands at 4,137.
476 SMEs were registered in Al Dakhiliyah from the beginning of the year till the end of April 2017; a decline by 53.1 per cent compared to the same period last year. The total number of SMEs in the governorate now stands at 3,730.
354 SMEs were registered in South Al Batinah from the beginning of the year till the end of April 2017; a growth by 5.5 per cent compared to the same period last year. The total number of SMEs in the governorate now stands at 1,952. 236 SMEs were registered in North Al Sharqiyah from the beginning of the year till the end of April 2017; a decline by 28.3 per cent compared to the same period last year. The total number of SMEs in the governorate now stands at 1,913.
221 SMEs were registered in Al Dhahirah from the beginning of the year till the end of April 2017; a decline by 39.3 per cent compared to the same period last year. The total number of SMEs in the governorate now stands at 1,806. 202 SMEs were registered in Dhofar from the beginning of the year till the end of April 2017; a decline by 54.5 per cent compared to the same period last year. The total number of SMEs in the governorate now stands at 2,530. 206 SMEs were registered in South Al Sharqiyah from the beginning of the year till the end of April 2017; a decline by 26.2 per cent compared to the same period last year.
The total number of SMEs in the governorate now stands at 1,561.
61 SMEs were registered in Al Buraimi from the beginning of the year till the end of April 2017; a decline by 36.5 per cent compared to the same period last year.
The total number of SMEs in the governorate now stands at 418. 53 SMEs were registered in Al Wusta till the end of April 2017; a growth by 20.5 per cent compared to the same period last year. The total number of SMEs in the governorate now stands at 290. 14 SMEs were registered in Musandam which increased the total number of SMEs at the governorate to 103. — ONA