The Ministry of Economic Development summed up the results of licensing certain types of activities in 2017

The relevant consolidated report was submitted to the Government of the Russian Federation.

According to official statistical reports, the number of valid licenses issued by licensing authorities at the end of 2017 amounted to 621.3 thousand. Some of the largest areas of activities that are subject to licensing include educational activities, medical activities, retail sale of alcoholic beverages, activities to install, service and repair fire safety devices in buildings and structures, and pharmaceutical activities. These five areas account for 382.6 thousand operating licenses (61.6% of their total number).

Federal licensing authorities issued 273.5 thousand licenses or 44% of their total number. The licensing authorities of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation issued 246.9 thousand licenses (39.7%) within the framework of delegated authority and 100.8 thousand licenses (16.2%) within the framework of their own authority.

The share of rejections by the licensing authorities to issue (re-issue, extend) a license does not exceed 7.6 percent. At the same time, the share of such decisions canceled by court decisions remains extremely low (0.9%).

In 2017, the number of electronic submissions to licensing authorities has significantly increased: this method was used by 12.4 thousand licensees (only 3.3 thousand in 2016).

The proportion of detected violations has also significantly increased. For example, the share of licensees’ inspections that revealed violations has reached 38.1 percent. At the same time, gross violations of license requirements (violations that caused harm or a threat of harm) have been relatively rare (8% of detected violations).

It should be noted that at the stage of issuing a license violations are found in 4 - 8% of applicants, but at the stage of subsequent monitoring, the share of inspections that result in detecting violations increases to 17% - 52% of total inspections. A particularly significant increase of this metric was found in licensing of medical activities (from 4% to 43%), retail sales of alcohol products (from 8% to 52%) and pharmaceutical activities (from 4% to 39%).