Small enterprises account for most of the private sector businesses, which lack innovation and creativity, the official Althawra newspaper reported on Thursday, quoting a recent study.
The small enterprises make up about 88% of the private sector, medium ventures about 4% and the large ones only 2.9%, according to the study, which criticized the way the private sector operates in Yemen.
"The Yemeni private businesses usually depend on imitation and lack innovation and renovation," the study said.
"It relies on old styles which does not pay more attention to technical services, and this affects the partnership with the public sector".
"The current situation deprives many private businesses from the benefit from helpful privileges and capacities which can be provided by the public sector," the study said, according to the paper.
Separately, the Central Bank of Yemen said financing and loans from Islamic and conventional banks declined by 33% in the first quarter of this year, compared to the same period the prior year.
Funds allocated for industrial products declined to YR 21.9 billion from YR 70.7 billion in 2011, and funds for imports declined to YR37 billion from YR48 billion, the statistics of the Bank said.
Short-term loans for key productive sectors including the industrial, fisheries and agricultural ones, steadied, it said.
However, loans for exports increased from YR8.9 in 2011 to YR9.5, it continued.