The number of companies erased from the official record of companies increased 280% in April 2009, compared to April 2009, up to 2,269 firms. On April 27, the number of companies shutting down was only 1,783, meaning that almost 500 companies were erased in just three days. Most erased companies were active in commerce (695), real estate transactions (273) and processing industry (211). Also in April, 14,035 companies suspended their activity, 1,330.3% more than in April 2009.