More new businesses opening than closing in Ukraine, despite war
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As of the beginning of fall, there are 2,052,326 sole proprietors working in Ukraine. From the beginning of the full-scale war, from April 2022 to September 2023, 290,910 entrepreneurs stopped their work, Opendatabot platform reveals.

The number of small and medium-sized businesses is growing and even breaking "pre-war" records.

The highest rate over the past three years was recorded in June 2023, when 31,477 new sole proprietors were registered.

The biggest difference between the opening and closing of new individual entrepreneurs was recorded in the front-line regions and those where hostilities were or are being fought: Donetsk Oblast lost 8,200 entrepreneurs, Kharkiv Oblast — 7,100, Kherson Oblast — 4,500, Luhansk Oblast — 3,700, Zaporizhzhya Oblast — more than 2,000 sole proprietors.

The largest increase was recorded in Kyiv — +12,900, in Lviv Oblast +12,300 entrepreneurs, and in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast +8,600.