Muscat, The total number of Small and Medium
Enterprises (SMEs) registered with the Public Authority for Small and
Medium Enterprises Development (Riyada) at the end of July 2019 was
3,037, which is a drop by 14.4% compared to the same period of 2018,
according to the data released by the National Centre for Statistics and
Among the governorates, the Governorate of Muscat topped the list
with 36% SMEs registered in July 2019, followed by the Governorate of
North Al-Batinah with 17% and the Governorate of South A'Sharqiyah
and the Governorate of South Al-Batinah with 8% each, and the rest of
governorates with 31%.
The Governorate of Muscat had 1,099 SMEs registered at the end
of July 2019, followed by the Governorate of North Al Batinah with 563,
the Governorate of A'Dakhliyah with 287, the Governorate of South Al
Batinah with 233, the Governorate of Dhofar with 219, and the
Governorate of North A'Sharqiyah with 184 SMEs registered.
This was followed by the Governorate of South A'Sharqiyah with
168 SMEs, the Governorate of A'Dhahirah with 153 SMEs, and the
Governorate of Al Buraymi with 74 SMEs registered.
The Governorate of Al Wusta had 42 SMEs registered and the
Governorate of Musandam had 15 SMEs registered, which was the
lowest among governorates registered in July 2019.
The total number of SMEs registered in end of the month of July
2019 was 40,326, while the number of SMEs in end of the month of
June 2019 was 39,810.
Source: Oman News Agency