In the first quarter of 2023, among micro, small and medium-sized companies, the tourism sector received the largest increase in billing. Compared to the same period in 2022, growth was 75.1%, a joint study by marketing platform Calltouch, Tochka, a bank for entrepreneurs and companies, and HeadHunter showed.
The experts analyzed more than 500 thousand micro, small and medium-sized companies in 20 industries. Billing was the one that grew the most in tourism and ticket sales. An increase of 75.1% is due to the development of internal tourism, as well as the increase in the average cost of travel.
In second place in terms of turnover growth are marketplaces, with an increase of 60.6% compared to the first quarter of 2022.
In third place is a business related to the sale and maintenance of automobiles. These companies increased their billing by 23.4% due to the increase in the price of spare parts.
Companies in the field of medicine, pharmaceuticals and veterinary services received only 1.6% of the turnover. The area of mechanical engineering and industrial equipment also received a slight increase (+6.6% of turnover). Grocery retail: 7.9%.
The slowdown in these areas is associated, in particular, with the exit of Western suppliers in 2022 due to sanctions. The disruption of traditional supply chains and the increasing complexity of production processes have led to the restructuring of these industries.
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