Information from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) indicated that a total of 1,441 new companies were incorporated in the second quarter of 2021, an increase of 49 year-on-year. Newly incorporated companies operating in Wholesale & Retail Trade and Business Services totalled 467 and 388 respectively. Total value of registered capital of the new companies surged by 108.6% year-on-year to MOP231 million. Companies in dissolution totalled 201 in the second quarter, and the value of registered capital of these companies amounted to MOP75 million.
In terms of origin of capital, mainland China contributed MOP126 million (54.4% of total) to the capital of newly incorporated companies, with MOP40 million and MOP25 million coming from Shanghai and Zhejiang. Capital from the Mainland cities in the Greater Bay Area totalled MOP29 million, of which Guangzhou and Zhuhai accounted for 39.0% and 33.0% respectively; moreover, capital from Macao and Hong Kong amounted to MOP84 million and MOP16 million respectively. Analysed by combination of shareholders, 988 companies were established solely by Macao shareholders, while 175 were joint ventures between shareholders from Macao and other countries or regions.
Analysed by size of registered capital, there were 1,028 new companies (71.3% of total) registered with capital under MOP50,000, and the value of capital (MOP27 million) made up 11.6% of the total. Meanwhile, 29 new companies were registered with capital of MOP1 million or over, and the value of capital (MOP144 million) constituted 62.4% of the total.
At the end of the second quarter of 2021, total number of registered companies in Macao was 78,956.
(Statistics and Census Service)
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