New business start-ups slightly outnumbered business closures in March, after a negative balance in the first two months of the year, Regional Development and Competitiveness ministry said on Monday.
In a monthly report, the ministry said new business start-ups totaled 5,050 in March, while business closures totaled 4,680 in the month. In the January-February period, business start-ups totaled more than 9,200, while the number of business closures surpassed 10,200. The ministry said that business start-ups totaled 62,781 in 2010, while business closures totaled 56,037 in the same year.