The economic measures driven by the Board of Juanma Moreno in their three years of legislature they have led to Andalusia to retrieve the number Business existing in the community before the explosion pandemic. The removal of bureaucratic obstacles entrepreneurs and investors has revived the Andalusian productive fabric and the company creation in the region.
According to the data offered this Thursday by the Institute of Statistics and Cartography of Andalusia (IECA), the number of community companies registered with Social Security rose last December to a total of 264.859 and practically reaches the record for the same month of 2019 (264,970).
According to said report, the figure for last December represents 11,936 more companies than in the previous month. Compared to December 2020, an increase of 8,270 companies is recorded, a 3.2% year-on-year, four tenths more than at the national level (2.8%).
The President of the Andalusian Parliament, Marta Bosquet (Cs), has received the data with optimism, highlighting “the confidence that we are generating in the investor”. “It seemed unthinkable that Andalusia could be the locomotive and paradigm of economic growth in Spain”, but “one of every two Social Security affiliates in Spain is Andalusian”.
Bosquet has emphasized the economic aid, subsidies and lines that have been established since the Andalusian government, as well as “the elimination of bureaucratic obstacles when it comes to undertaking”, which has led the community to “lead the creation of companies in Spain”.
Data by provinces
All Andalusian provinces register year-on-year “positive growth”, being Málaga the one that has registered the greatest increase in absolute terms in December 2021 with 2,428 more companies, and an increase of 4.6% in the number of companies. In relative terms, however, Huelva It is the province with the highest increase, with 4.7%. On the other hand, both in relative and absolute terms, Jaén It is the province that has grown the least with 0.5% and 176 more companies.
Attending to number of workers in registered companies, there has been a year-on-year increase of 5.4% for the total of Andalusia in the month of December 2021, except in Jaén, where employment falls by 3,150 workers and falls by 1.4%. On the positive end, Málaga It is the province where, both in relative and absolute terms, it has increased the most with 9.1% and 37,622 more workers. On the other hand, Córdoba registers the lowest recovery in relative and absolute terms with 2.6% compared to the same month of the previous year, which means 5,334 more workers.
considering the Company size -according to the number of workers-, the greatest relative increase in the number of entities occurs in those with 20 to 49 workers, with 9.1% compared to the same month of the previous year, and the smallest in the section from one to two workers with 1.8%. However, in absolute terms, the greatest increase occurred in the group of three to five workers, with 2,467 more companies compared to the same month of the previous year.
As for the number of workers, the sharpest increase in absolute value was registered in companies with 250 or more workers, with an increase of 40,835 workers, which represents a growth of 5.8% compared to the same month of the previous year, while in companies with one to two workers, the increase in absolute terms is lower with 3,223 more workers and stands at 1.8% above the same month of the previous year.
For activity sector, the most pronounced growth in the number of companies in relative terms occurred in the artistic, recreational and entertainment activities sectors (11.3%), and hostelry (8.8%). On the other hand, the sectors that decreased compared to the same month of the previous year are activities of households as employers of domestic personnel and as producers of goods and services for their own use (-2.4%), extractive industries (-2.0 %), agriculture, livestock, forestry and fishing (-1.9%) and water supply, sanitation activities, waste management and decontamination (-0.2%).
Finally, the IECA has highlighted that, according to the legal nature of companies, it is the limited liability companies that register the greatest increase with respect to the same month of the previous year, both in absolute value (4,572 more companies) and in relative terms (4.7%). On the other hand, public limited companies decreased by 134 companies, which represents a drop of 2.2%.