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Regional economy figures

First Quarter
118 New Companies

During the first quarter of 2018, 118 new companies were entered in the commercial register. When observing this result, one should be reminded that since January 1st, 2018, the scope of our analysis has changed. It now includes the municipality of Chexbres, a new member of Promove. Inasmuch as possible, we will add completed and corrected information in order to facilitate comparison with 2017. The 118 figure represents a small decline when compared with the same quarter in 2017 (Q1 2017 : 121, Q1 2018 without Chexbres: 114).

Yet the result of this first quarter is encouraging as it is above the quarterly average of 2017 (116 new units). Besides, when taking into account all business activities (new registrations / arrivals vs departures / bankruptcies / companies that cease trading / dissolutions), the balance is clearly positive, with a total of 43 units.

This figure is in line with the upward trend noted in 2017, but next quarter should complete this analysis.

Promove looks forward to sharing a new situation review in early July.

Source: Data based on the daily announcements at the register of commerce.