A total of 2,542 new companies were created in the Oriental region during the first five months of 2023, according to the Moroccan Office for Industrial and Commercial Property (OMPIC).
These business creations are divided between legal persons (1,009) and natural persons (1,533), according to the general dashboard of OMPIC.
Thus, the province of Nador took the lion’s share with 1,241 new companies, followed by Oujda (649), Berkane (309), Driouch (106), Guercif (101), Taourirt (97) and Bouarfa (39). ), it says.
This dashboard shows a domination of the Trade sector with a share of 45.77%, followed by building and public works (BTP) and real estate activities (16.30%), miscellaneous services (14.41% ), industries (7.44%), transport (6.88%), hotels and restaurants (5.49%), agriculture and fishing (1.39%), financial activities (1, 33%), and the information and communication technology sector (0.99%).
By legal form, 64.4% of the companies created are limited liability companies with a single partner (SARL-AU), followed by SARLs (35.3%), then general partnerships (SNC) and public limited companies ( SA) respectively with a share of 0.1%.
Compared to April 2023, some 559 new companies were created this month of May in the Oriental region, including 241 units (legal persons) and 318 (natural persons), adds the same source. These companies are spread over Nador (270), Oujda (141), Berkane (74), Taourirt (24), Guercif (23), Driouch (20), and Bouarfa (7).
At the national level, some 40,354 new companies were created during the first five months of 2023, including 27,336 units (legal persons) and 13,018 units (natural persons).
By region, Casablanca-Settat recorded the largest share of new business creations with 11,731 creations, ahead of Tangier-Tétouan-Al Hoceima (5,983), Rabat-Salé-Kénitra (4,791), Marrakech-Safi (4,044) and Fez-Meknes (2,868), Souss-Massa (2,500), Laâyoune-Sakia El Hamra (2,045), Béni Mellal-Khénifra (1,290), Drâa-Tafilalet (1,221), Dakhla-Oued Eddahab (1,015) and Guelmim-Oued Noun (324), informs the OMPIC.