In Brazil, 808 thousand companies were opened until April, up 11.5%

In Brazil, 808 thousand companies were opened until April, up 11.5%

In the first quarter of this year alone, 1,350,127 companies were opened, which represents an increase of 11.5% compared to the last quarter of 2021

Brazil had 19,373,257 active companies at the end of April, an increase of 808,243 establishments opened in the period, after discounting those that closed. In the first four months of this year alone, 1,350,127 companies were opened, which represents an increase of 11.5% compared to the last four months of 2021, but with a drop of 3.2% when compared to the first four months of 2021.

In the same period, 541,884 companies were closed, an increase of 11.5% compared to the last four months of 2021 and 23.0% compared to the same period in 2021. These data are part of the 1st Business Map Bulletin Quadrimester of 2022, released this Monday, 6, by Ministry of Economy.

The map is a tool with indicators on the number of companies registered in the country and the average time required to open a business. In his first international trip as President of the Republic, Jair Bolsonaro promised at the World Economic Forum in Davos that he would reduce bureaucracy in the country.

According to the survey, Tocantins was the state that presented the highest percentage growth of open companies in the first four months of 2022, with an increase of 28.6% in relation to the last four months of 2021 and of 4.0% when compared to the last four months of 2021. first four months of 2021. On the other hand, Amapá was the only one to register a drop: 3.5% compared to the last four months of 2021 and 7.5% compared to the first four months of 2021.

The time to start a business in the country in the first quarter of this year was, on average, 1 day and 16 hours, a record in the historical series, with a drop of 8 hours (16.7%) compared to the third quarter of 2021 , in addition to a drop of 1 day and 13 hours (48.1%) compared to the same period in 2021.

According to the Business Map Bulletin, Sergipe was the federation unit that presented the shortest time for opening companies in this first four-month period of 2022: 15 hours, a decrease of 9 hours (37.5%) compared to the last four-month period. 2021. However, Bahia recorded the longest time needed to open a business in Brazil: 3 days and 17 hours. Even so, according to the Economy, the result is the result of a reduction of 1 day and 5 hours (24.6%) compared to the last four months of 2021.

The Bulletin highlighted Aracaju, which won the most agile opening position among the capitals, with an average time of 8 hours. At the other extreme, Salvador had a worse performance among the capitals, with an average time of 4 days and 18 hours to open a new business. “The data demonstrate the assertiveness of the measures to simplify and improve the business environment implemented over the last few years, even though the numbers of opening companies have shown a slight drop compared to the 1st quarter of 2021”, pondered the technicians of the Economy. .

The director of the National Department of Business Registration and Integration of the Special Secretariat for Productivity and Competitiveness of the Ministry of Economy, André Luiz Santa Cruz, emphasized that the government’s goal is to ensure that the average time for opening a business in the country is one day .

“Currently, more than 60% of companies are able, in just one day, to be opened. This is our goal for the end of the year: up to one day. We are moving towards that goal,” Cruz said during a press conference. He pointed out that the first available data presented an average time of 5 days and 9 hours, at the beginning of 2019. “The numbers show the success with the process of simplification and debureaucratization”, he pointed out.

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