The Ministry of Economics published data on the basis of which could convince the government to allocate 100 billion rubles of National welfare fund for support of small and medium business (SMB). By the beginning of 2013 in the country 6 037 thousand subjects of SMB on which 17845 thousand people were occupied were registered. These are 25% from the total number of workers in economy. Authors of the report note that in foreign countries small and medium business is the main source of creation of new workplaces. To its share falls to 80% of working people. The share of sector of SMB in Gross domestic product of Russia makes about 19-20%, the similar indicator in the countries of EU makes 50-60%. It speaks about serious lag of development of small and medium business in Russia, the Ministry of Economics draws a conclusion.
14th October 2013