9,560 new businesses started last month, up 113.4% from previous month, according to top business body
A total of 9,560 new companies were established in Turkey in June, up 113.4% on a monthly basis, the country’s top trade body said on Friday.
Some 1,226 companies went out of business last month, up 120% from the previous month, according to data released by the Turkish Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges (TOBB).
It said 85.8% of the new firms were limited companies and 12.9% were joint-stock companies.
The top three fields of operation among new companies were wholesale and retail trade, construction and manufacturing.
In June, 1,293 companies with foreign partners were established.
A majority of the new companies, 39.7%, opened in Istanbul, followed by 9.4% in the capital Ankara, and 6.7% in the Aegean province of Izmir.
During the month, 120 cooperatives were also launched, according to the data.
A total of 54,669 new companies were set up in Turkey over the first six months of this year, marking a 24.9% annual rise.
In this period, 5,433 companies were liquidated, a 5.5% decrease compared to the first six months of 2020.