In Ukraine in 2015 to 99.8% of businesses were small and medium businesses, employing 80% of the population, but its share in GDP was only 15%. About this 17 Nov 2016 announced by the Minister of economic development and trade Stepan Kubiv on the forum in Kiev.
«2015 — 99.8% of businesses were small and medium-sized businesses. They employ 80% of the population. And in relation to GDP — in Europe it is 70% of GDP, in Ukraine it was 15% of GDP», — quotes its words UNIAN.
The Minister noted that the efforts of the state should be directed to reorient small and medium businesses with trade in the manufacturing sector.
«A country that builds rockets, planes, has an innovative business standards must have small and medium enterprises that will help big business to innovate. We talk about innovation, manufacturing and chains of added value» — said Kubiv.
According to him, by 2020, the Ministry of economic development and trade to the end of the year intends to approve strategy of development of small and medium enterprises (SMEs), which seeks to increase the role of SMEs in the economy of Ukraine.
«We were not able as of today to build a comprehensive, integrated program of development of small and medium businesses. We need to hear from everyone, take the document which is already working in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, to copy it structurally… To the end of the year we need to adopt the strategy until 2020», — he said.
According to the Minister, the strategy will focus on six key areas — deregulation, facilitation of SME access to Finance, simplify tax administration, enhance the popularity of entrepreneurship, the involvement of SMEs in foreign economic activity and ensuring its innovativeness.
«This will allow us to see very different figures on the role of small and medium business in the GDP in a few years,» he said.
Recall, November 3, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the law about the weakening of state control over economic entities and the law on freelancers.
Kubiv: small and medium businesses provide 80% of jobs, but only 15% of GDP 17.11.2016