In the first few years after independence, the Macedonian economy suffered a plunge resulting in steep falls in GDP and the loss of a large and protected market. This led to a period of economic decline with high inflation, large fiscal deficits, and almost no foreign investment. At the end of 1994, the Government initiated and successfully implemented a stabilization program, with the assistance of international donors including the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

According to the data of the State statistical office, the number of active business entities in the Republic of Macedonia in 2009 was 70 710. The sectors with the highest share in the structure of business entities were: wholesale and retail sale; repair of vehicles motorcycles and personal and household goods with 29 270 entities or 41.4% and Manufacturing with 8 225 entities or 11.6%, whereas the least represented were the sectors Fishing with 57 entities or 0.1% and Mining and quarrying with144 entities or 0.2%.

PwC has developed multi-disciplined teams to work with clients with extensive industry knowledge and experience.

The depth of our industry expertise, like our international perspective, is an attribute that our clients value highly. We invest significant resources in building and sharing such expertise.

We organise around industries to share the latest research and points of view on emerging industry trends, develop industry-specific performance benchmarks based upon global best practices, and share methodologies and approaches in complex areas such as financial instruments and tax provisioning. In addition, our network is available to collaborate on accounting or technical issues unique to a particular industry, especially when interpretive guidance is needed.

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