Per capita

Top 100 See - - Contents - By Ivaylo Mi­haylov

Slove­nia again per­formed best in the Top 50 SEE per capita rank­ing, which tracks the im­por­tance of in­di­vid­ual com­pa­nies for lo­cal economies, well ahead of re­gional peers. How­ever, the num­ber of Slove­nian en­trants in the list fell to 17 from 21 in the 2015 edi­tion, while sec­ond­placed Mon­tene­gro with seven com­pa­nies added two en­trants.

Slove­nia landed a to­tal of seven com­pa­nies in the rank­ing's top 10, in­clud­ing the medal win­ners. En­ergy group Petrol topped the list for the ninth con­sec­u­tive year, with a huge mar­gin, de­spite a 10% drop in per capita rev­enue to 1,510 euro. Se­cond came elec­tric­ity and gas trader GEN-I with an im­pres­sive 35% growth to 868 euro that pushed it three places higher. Re­tailer Mer­ca­tor took the bronze again with 700 euro per capita rev­enue, down 5.4% from 2014.

Mon­tene­gro's best per­former was power util­ity Elek­tro­privreda Crne Gore, rank­ing one spot down at 11th place de­spite a 0.6% rise in per capita rev­enue. Whole­saler and re­tailer Voli Trade, which was among the most re­mark­able new­com­ers in last year's rank­ings, ad­vanced three places to 16th with a 9.3% rev­enue growth.

Croa­t­ian firms in the rank­ings re­mained six, as the top en­trant, oil and gas group INA, posted a 15% drop in per capita rev­enue, which brought it down to 7th place from 2nd last year.

Mace­do­nia and Ser­bia had five com­pa­nies on the list each. The Mace­do­nian unit of UK spe­cialty chem­i­cals com­pany John­son Matthey was the coun­try's top per­former, climb­ing three po­si­tions to 5th thanks to a 29% rev­enue growth. The most im­por­tant com­pany for Ser­bia's econ­omy, oil and gas group NIS, ranked 20th, down from 22nd in 2015 due to an 18% drop in per capita rev­enue.

Bulgaria and Ro­ma­nia fol­lowed with four and three firms in the list, re­spec­tively. Oil re­finer Lukoil Neftochim Bur­gas re­mained the top Bul­gar­ian per­former, but lost five places to 12th with a 24% drop in rev­enue. Ro­ma­nia's high­est en­try, car maker Da­cia, was 25th, gain­ing two places from 2015 with a 10% rise in rev­enue.

Albania and Bos­nia round off the rank­ings with two and one rep­re­sen­ta­tives, re­spec­tively. Bos­nia's en­trant, util­ity Elek­tro­privreda, moved up four places to 47th, while Albania's top per­former, fuel re­tailer Kas­trati, lost nine po­si­tions to 48th.

In a break­down by sec­tor, en­ergy com­pa­nies dom­i­nated the rank­ing, trailed by whole­salers and re­tail­ers, and tele­coms.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Bulgaria

© PressReader. All rights reserved.