More small businesses than ever

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17 September 2007, RIJSWIJK – The number of small businesses continues to grow, according to Statistics Netherlands (CBS). A record number of new businesses have started up over the past three years, especially in the building sector and professional services.

17 September 2007

RIJSWIJK – The number of small businesses continues to grow, according to Statistics Netherlands (CBS). A record number of new businesses have started up over the past three years, especially in the building sector and professional services.

The total number of businesses in the Netherlands increased by 32.5 percent to 594,000 from 1996 to 2006.

The number of large companies is decreasing as a consequence of globalisation, CBS said. One third of large companies were involved in a merger or takeover between 1996 and 2006.

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Subject: Dutch news

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