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The general direction of economy, trade and tourism presents the information on the activity of economic agents in the municipality of Chisinau for the year 2022

17.11.2023

Against the background of the economic, inflationary, energy and security crises of 2022, which marked the economic sphere at the national level, the enterprises in the municipality of Chisinau remained resilient and revitalized their activity by adapting to the structural changes.

In 2022, the total number of economic agents that carried out their activity in the municipality of Chisinau amounted to 37,997 units, including 37,659 – small and medium-sized enterprises that constituted 99.1% of the total economic agents in the municipality and 338 – large enterprises . The dominant share in the total number of SMEs belongs to micro enterprises – 89.3%.

The average number of personnel, who worked in the year 2022 in the enterprises of the Chisinau municipality, numbered 320,382 people, which constitutes 60.6% of the total number of employees in the Republic of Moldova, including 192,298 people who worked in the SME sector, and in large enterprises -128,084 employees.

In 2022, the most attractive fields of activity for businesses in the municipality of Chisinau were: wholesale and retail trade with an imposing share of over 33.6%, followed by the category of professional, scientific and technical activities – 12%, real estate transactions – 8% and the manufacturing industry – 7.2%.

The sales revenue of economic agents in the municipality of Chisinau amounted to 442,752.8 million lei, increasing by 27.5% compared to 2021 (347,201.7 million lei) and constituting 72.3% of the volume total revenue from sales for the Republic of Moldova (612,042.6 million lei).