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Slove­nian com­pa­nies con­tinue to dom­i­nate the SEE TOP 100 per capita rank­ing but their lead is dwin­dling, with Croa­tia and Ser­bia slowly clos­ing the gap. Al­most half the en­trants in the rank­ing are en­ergy com­pa­nies. For a sev­enth con­sec­u­tive year Slove­nian en­ergy com­pany Petrol led the TOP 100 SEE com­pa­nies per capita rank­ing, its rev­enue per capita ris­ing to 1 646 euro in 2013, from 1 634 euro the pre­vi­ous year. An­other proof that the com­pany is strength­en­ing its po­si­tion is the fact that it moved one spot up, to the fourth po­si­tion, in the SEE TOP 100 rank­ing in terms of to­tal rev­enue in 2013.

An­other Slove­nian com­pany, power con­glom­er­ate Hold­ing Slovenske Elek­trarne, fol­lowed with 828.8 euro rev­enue per capita, down from 979.4 euro it recorded in 2012. Slove­nian re­tailer Mer­ca­tor ranked third with 750.2 euro rev­enue per capita, an in­crease from 724.9 euro the pre­vi­ous year. In 2013 Croa­t­ian pri­vately-held con­cern Agrokor signed a deal to take over 53.1% of Mer­ca­tor in what was prob­a­bly the biggest sale deal in the re­gion that year. Prior to the ar­range­ment, Mer­ca­tor was strug­gling to get back to prof­itabil­ity, be­ing forced to exit the Bul­gar­ian and Al­ba­nian market and lay off a num­ber of em­ploy­ees.

It comes as lit­tle sur­prise that com­pa­nies from Slove­nia, a coun­try of around two mil­lion, con­tin­ued to dom­i­nate the rank­ing. What seems to be more in­ter­est­ing is that their lead is shrink­ing. The num­ber of Slove­nian en­trants in the rank­ing fell by eight within a year, to 32. The run­ner up - Croa­tia, a coun­try with dou­ble Slove­nia's pop­u­la­tion - had 19 en­trants in the rank­ing, up from 18 a year ear­lier.

Croa­t­ian oil and gas com­pany INA ranked fourth with 725.2 euro in rev­enue per capita ver­sus 805.2 euro in 2012. INA fell one spot in the rank­ing af­ter a very dif­fi­cult year, marked by a dis­pute be­tween the Croa­t­ian gov­ern­ment and Hun­gary's MOL, its biggest share­hold­ers, over the terms for the com­pany's man­age­ment.

En­ergy util­ity Hr­vatska Elek­tro­privreda was Croa­tia's sec­ond-best per­former, rank­ing ninth with 400.8 euro in rev­enue per capita, down from 406.4 in the pre­vi­ous year. The com­pany jumped three po­si­tions from the twelfth spot in the 2012 rank­ing.

With nine com­pa­nies on the list each, Ser­bia and Bul­garia were tied for the third place. At num­ber 17, oil and gas com­pany NIS was the best Ser­bian per­former in the rank­ing, with 317.7 euro rev­enue per capita, up from 296.9 euro. The com­pany was ninth in terms of to­tal rev­enue in the SEE TOP 100 com­pa­nies rank­ing.

Car maker FIAT Au­to­mo­bili Sr­bija, per­haps the most notable new­comer in the rank­ing, was the sec­ond-best per­former among Ser­bian com­pa­nies, rank­ing 25th in terms of rev­enue per capita. Its rev­enue per capita jumped to 217.6 euro in 2013 from 64.8 euro in 2012. The com­pany, a joint ven­ture be­tween the Ital­ian car maker and the Ser­bian state, was Ser­bia's top ex­porter in 2013 with 1.53 bil­lion euro worth of ex­ports.

Lukoil Neftochim Bur­gas re­mained the best per­former among the Bul­gar­ian com­pa­nies, end­ing sev­enth on the per capita rank­ing.

Ro­ma­nia's top per­former, oil and gas group OMV Petrom, which is also the leader in the SEE TOP 100 com­pa­nies rank­ing, ended 29th in terms of rev­enue per capita. Car maker Au­to­mo­bile-Da­cia fol­lowed, mak­ing it to the 32rd spot.

Mace­do­nia had seven rep­re­sen­ta­tives in the rank­ing, while Bos­nia had six . Mon­tene­gro fol­lowed with five com­pa­nies.

Oil re­finer and trader Op­tima Grupa was the high­est-ranked Bos­nian com­pany on the list. The Mace­do­nian unit of UK-based spe­cialty chem­i­cals com­pany John­son Matthey was the top Mace­do­nian per­former with 302.4 euro in rev­enue per capita in 2013, up from 235.7 euro from the pre­vi­ous year.

Mon­tene­grin state-owned en­ergy util­ity Elek­tro­privreda Crne Gore made it to the eighth spot in the rank­ing with 449.9 euro in rev­enue per capita, up from 426.6 euro in 2012.

Al­ba­nia had four rep­re­sen­ta­tives in the rank­ing, of which Bankers Petroleum Al­ba­nia, at the 40th spot, was the top per­former. Its rev­enue per capita stood at 160.4 euro, up from the pre­vi­ous year's 125.1 euro.

Gas util­ity Moldovagaz, the sole Moldovan com­pany to make the cut, placed 86th with 77.5 euro in rev­enue per capita ver­sus 97.5 euro in 2012.

In a break­down by sec­tor, en­ergy com­pa­nies dom­i­nate the TOP 100 per capita rank­ing in 2013, mir­ror­ing the sit­u­a­tion in the SEE TOP 100 com­pa­nies rank­ing. Whole­sale and re­tail com­pa­nies ranked sec­ond, fol­lowed by tele­coms.

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