1,840,187 new businesses were opened in Brazil in 2013, according to a survey released recently by SERASA. It was 8.8% higher than the number recorded in 2012, when 1,690,760 new businesses have opened in the country.
Out of the new businesses created in the past year, 1,254,117, or 68.2% of the total, were individual microentrepreneurs. Other 219 560 (11.9% of total) were individual companies, while 259,630 (14.1%) were of limited liability companies, and 106,880 (5.8%) of other legal natures.
According to SERASA, the individual micro enterprises have registered increasing growth: in 2010, they represented 49% of all new developments.
By region, the Southeast had the largest number of listed companies from January to December 2013 (50.6%), followed by the Northeast (18.4%). The Southern region ranks third, with 16.2% of the total companies created last year, followed by the Central West (9.4%) and the North (5.4% of total).