The profit of small and medium-sized enterprises of Moldova (before taxation) in 2017 increased 1.8 times as compared to 2016 and amounted to 10 billion 568.9 million lei.
According to the National Bureau of Statistics, the largest profit last year was received by enterprises of wholesale and retail trade - 3 billion 252 million lei (2 times more than in 2016); agricultural enterprises - 1 billion 926.2 million lei (1.9 times growth); enterprises in the sphere of construction - 985.5 million lei (1.8 times growth); companies operating in the field of real estate transactions - 962.2 million lei (+ 42.7%); enterprises of manufacturing industry - 772.8 million lei (+ 13.4%); enterprises operating in the sphere of professional activity, science and technology - 797.3 million lei (+ 18.8%). Last year, losses incurred by SMEs operating in the production and supply of electricity and heat, gas, water and air conditioning — amounted to 7.2 million lei (an increase of 18 times compared with 2016). According to the NBS, last year the highest profit growth was registered in microenterprises - 2.2 times - up to 3.4 billion lei. The profit of medium-sized enterprises in comparison with 2016 increased 1.6 times to 3.3 billion lei, and of small enterprises 1.7 times to 3.8 billion lei.//10.07.2018 — InfoMarket.