Although newborns enterprises outnumber the dead ones, over the first nine months of 2012, we had to count 279,000 shutdowns, 1,033 per day.
Even if the ratio seems positive (almost +20,000) the CGIA of Mestre
(link) issues a warning: the new enterprises are small compared to
the big ones that are shutting down. The alarming growth of the unemployment rate is there for a reason..
Giuseppe Bortolussi, Cgia of Mestre’s Secretary:
“Despite the birth/death rate being positive, we have to stress out that a lot of these new enterprises have been started not by REAL entrepreneurs with a passion for business… mostly, they come from ex-employees in the need of a job… this trend, taken alone, is not a bad signal itself, but we are not going to take it as a good one either.”
But the Secretary feels the unstoppable need to add even more drama to the situation…
(Don’t blame the translator if you are not able to understand his gibberish, that’s it, sorry)
In the first three months of 2012 (latest available data) a peak of -15,226 companies has been reached, with the most troubled sectors being construction, manufacturing and personal services.