By the end of may this year, the total number of private enterprises in our province exceeded 1 million for the first time, reaching 1.004 million, an increase of 24.52 percent over the same period last year, the anhui provincial bureau of industry and commerce said on June 7. The number of self-employed households reached 2.8483 million, an increase of 14.67 percent over the same period last year.
In recent years, our province actively optimize business environment, the full implementation of the policies support the development of the private economy, cultivating growing market main body, the private economy rapidly increase the proportion of private economy in national economy. In 2017, the added value of the private economy in the province reached 159.73 billion yuan, an increase of 9.3% year on year, accounting for 57.8% of the province's GDP and 55.1% of the province's economic growth.
Private enterprises are expanding in size and strength. By the end of 2017, 3,686 private enterprises in the province had registered capital of more than 100 million yuan, an increase of 669 over the end of 2016. There are 55 private listed companies, accounting for 54% of the provincial listed companies (102). Private enterprises in the province have 3199 trademarks at or above the provincial level, accounting for 90.9% of the province, among which 214 are well-known trademarks, accounting for 78.7% of the province. It has 1,361 brand-name products at or above the provincial level, accounting for 86.2% of the province.
Private enterprises benefit to good development. In 2017, the top 100 private enterprises in anhui province realized a net profit of 33.33 billion yuan and a net profit rate of 6.4%, up 0.6 percentage points from the previous year. In 2017, the province's private enterprises paid 267.22 billion yuan in taxes, an increase of 24% over the same period last year, accounting for 68% of the province's tax revenue, and an increase of 3.8 percentage points over the same period last year.
The continuous growth of the private economy has become the main force of employment. Data shows that in 2017, the province's private enterprises registered 699,000 new employees, up 35.3% year on year. The number of newly registered employees of self-employed businesses reached 1.095 million, up 16.9% year on year.
Data shows that between January and may of this year, there were 297,300 newly registered market entities of various types in our province, an increase of 10.1% year-on-year. Among them, the number of newly registered enterprises reached 104,100, an increase of 16.74 percent year-on-year. By the end of may, various market entities in the province had broken the 4 million mark for the first time, reaching 4.04 million households, up 16.86 percent year on year.