Turkey saw a 13.9% birth rate of employer enterprises for the year 2018, the country’s statistical authority reported Thursday.

“The highest birth rate in employer enterprises was in wholesale and retail trade, repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles sector as 30.8%, for 2018,” TurkStat said.

The institute said this sector was followed by manufacturing with 13.2% and transportation and storage with 12.7%, respectively.

TurkStat’s entrepreneurship report covers the period between 2016 and 2018. The institute defines employer enterprise as an active enterprise with at least one employee.

While the ratio of newly born employer enterprises to all employer enterprises

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