Muscat, The total number of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) registered with the Public Authority for Small and Medium Enterprises Development (Riyada) till the end of March 2020 stood at 44,083, which is an increase by 13.7% compared to the same period of 2019, according to the data released by the National Centre for Statistics and information (NCSI).

      Among the governorates, 

Muscat topped the list with 34% SMEs registered till March 2020, followed by North Al Batinah with 16%, A’Dakhliyah with 13%, Dhofar with 8%, and the rest of governorates with 29%.

     14,857 SMEs was registered in the Governorate of Muscat till the end of March 2020, followed by North Al Batinah with 6,967, A’Dakhliyah with 5,569, Dhofar with 3,710, South Al Batinah with 3,267, and North A’Sharqiah with 2,996 SMEs registered.

     This was followed by A’Dhahirah with 2,623 SMEs, South A’Sharqiah South with 2,505 SMEs, and Al Buraymi with 926 SMEs, in addition to 495 SMEs in Al Wusta and 168 in Musandam till March 2020.

     The total number of SMEs registered in February 2020 stood at 43,592, compared to 43,134 in January 2020.

Source: Oman News Agency

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