33.810 companies operated in 2018
Around 33.810 companies operated in Montenegro last year. The majority was registered in Podgorica, 12.560 of them. There were 4.540 companies in Budva and 3.090 in Bar. More than 99 firms were in private ownership.
“Comparing the data from the last year with those from 2017 and 2016, there has been an increase in the number of companies in Podgorica, Bar, Budva and other municipalities as well. Growth trend in the number of active business entities has been noticed in Gusinje and Petnjica too”, said the representatives of the Statistical Office of Montenegro.
Statisticians have stated that there has been an increase in the number of companies in retail and wholesale trading, sectors of motor vehicles and motorcycles repair, accommodation and food services, as well as in the sector of professional, scientific and technical activity.