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The number of SMEs in Kazan grew by 4.2% in the five months of 2022 compared to the same period last year. Today they total more than 81,000, half of whom are employed in commerce and public catering, the city administration said at a Business Monday meeting. The number of Kazan online entrepreneurs grows to more than 1,500 people a year.
However, the number of sole traders and the self-employed continues to grow amid a decline in small enterprises. From January to May 2021, 32,721 traders were on the sole trader’s registry, while their number increased to over 4,200 people during the same period this year.
Self-employed people have the same dynamics – their numbers have climbed by about 9,000 in five months compared to the same period in 2021.
Along with the increase in the number of entrepreneurs, the taxes paid in the budget of Tatarstan also increase. Income tax paid to the city budget as a result of the activity of self-employed people in the four months of 2022 amounted to 93.6 million rubles. The total amount of taxes paid by small and medium-sized enterprises to the city budget in the first quarter amounted to 1.5 billion rubles.
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Small and medium-sized businesses traditionally receive public contracts – from January to March this year the total amount of purchases for the municipality exceeded 157 million rubles.
E-commerce has been demonstrating growth dynamism for several years in a row, noted Acting Chairman of the Economic Development Committee of the Kazan Executive Committee Guzel Mingzova. Changes in consumer habits, increased popularity of online marketplaces became an impetus for the development of e-commerce in Kazan.
“In 2021, 9,583 Kazan online entrepreneurs sold products for 9,5 billion rubles, which was 41% of the number in the entire republic. Today 11,270 Kazan entrepreneurs are successfully operating in such markets as Ozone, Wildberry and KazanExpress.
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Also, Kazan Small Business is actively involved in today’s topical import substitution program. The catalog maintained at the Republican Marketing Center includes more than 122,000 goods and services, 70% of which may be supplied or provided by downtown entrepreneurs.
It should be reminded that in the first quarter of the year Tatarstan was in the top 10 regions in the e-commerce business. The number of the republic was 1.9%.