Muscat, The number of top ten commercial activities in terms of registration with the Ministry of Commerce and Industry at the first quarter this year (Q1, 2018) stood at 69870 compared to 5403 during the corresponding period last year.

The Statistics Department at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry said that the construction activities topped the list in terms of registration with 12213, a growth by 1521.9% compared to the same period last year, followed by the commissaries with 8939 activities registration, cold stores with 8116 activities, supplies sector activities with 7962, export and import activities with 7008 compared to 721 activities that were registered during the same period in 2017.

6334 activities have been registered in Arab and non-Arab women sewing (a growth by 439.52% compared to the same period in 2017. 5687 activities for haircut and barbershops have been registered during the first quarter of this year; a growth by 568.27% compared to last year. The coffee shops serving food activity came 8th with 4789 activities registered followed by the coffee shops that serve basic foods with 4501 activities registered. The laundry and ironing activity came 10th with 4321 activities.

Source: Oman News Agency