The number of enterprises resuming their operations has increased considerably in the January - August period, the Nhan Dan (People) online newspaper reported.

According to the General Statistics Office (GSO), in the last eight-month period, 10,900 enterprises have restored their operations, an increase of 2.6 percent over the same period in 2013.

Notably, in August alone, as many as 1,496 enterprises have come back into operation, up 35.2 percent compared to last month. However, this month saw a decrease in the number of newly-established enterprises and registered capital with 5,052 enterprises and 27.3 trillion VND, down 0.6 percent and 13.2 percent respectively when compared with July.

In the January - August period, 47,000 enterprises have been set up with a total registered capital of 289.8 trillion VND, down 9.5 percent in the number of enterprises established but up 14.2 percent in registered capital against the corresponding period last year. The average registered capital per enterprise was 6.1 billion VND, a year-on-year increase of 26.2 percent.

The report from the GSO indicates that in the last eight months the electricity, water and gas production and supply sectors were among the sectors displaying the most positive economic signs as the number of newly-established enterprises went up by 12.4 percent and the number of un-operational or dissolved enterprises fell by 27.9 percent.

In the meantime, several sectors still face many difficulties such as the wholesale, retail, automobile repair, tourism, job services among others.-VNA