Deputy Commerce Minister Siriwat Kajornprasart said among the three top registered company categories, 680 were involved in recreation service, 500 in construction and 246 in the property business.
A total of 2,242 companies were in Bangkok and 3,342 upcountry, with a combined registered investment of Bt28.993 billion.
Compared to July when 5,621 companies registered with the commerce ministry, August saw a 0.6 per cent decrease, while eight months registration total from January through August 2012 was 0.07 per cent lower compared to the same period in 2011.
However, 1,354 companies with a total registered investment of Bt6 billion sought to revoke their registrations in August.
Currently, 523,388 companies—944 of them public—have registered with the commerce ministry.