Company Register 12% open (avg.)

List of registered (limited liability) companies. The submissions in this data category do not need to include detailed financial data such as balance sheet, etc. Open data from company registers may be used for many ends: e.g. enabling customers and businesses to see with whom they deal, or to see where a company has registered offices. This definition draws on the work of OpenCorporates.


Rank Place Breakdown Info Year Score Admin
36 Afghanistan
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2016 17%
36 Albania
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2016 17%
56 Antigua and Barbuda
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2016 0%
1 Argentina
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2016 100%
1 Australia
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2016 100%
1 Australia

This entry also includes a dataset for the Australian Business Register as distinct to the Companies Register.


36 Austria
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2016 17%
56 Bangladesh
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2016 0%
56 Bangladesh

Original submission was rejected as no data could be found online. The Office of the Registrar of Joint Stock Companies and Firms is the sole authority that keeps records of all registered entities (companies, trade organizations, societies and partnership firms). Any one can apply for certified copy of any of such records of an entity. However, the profit & loss account of a company is not open to all. Only authorized personnel of the respective company can apply for it. On receipt of an application and requisite fee, RJSC issues certified copy of the records applied for. One applies for certified copy of record (s) through the website. Certified copies are issued for Private, Public, and Foreign Companies, Trade Organizations, Societies, and Partnership Firms. However, what company information the copies of records include is not made known, the update frequency of the data is also not stated, and whether the data records are made available online after purchase is also not clear. http://roc.portal.gov.bd/site/page/c3662525-9229-45a4-a80c-2e518d484c52


56 Barbados
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2016 0%
21 Belgium
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2016 56%
21 Belgium
Awaiting review
  Bart
  19 days ago
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2016 100%
21 Belgium

Cookbook available http://economie.fgov.be/nl/modules/publications/kbo/cookbook_open_data.jsp


56 Bhutan
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2016 0%
36 Bolivia
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2016 17%
36 Bosnia and Herzegovina
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2016 17%
56 Botswana
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2016 0%
28 Brazil
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2016 39%
13 Bulgaria
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2016 83%
36 Cambodia
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2016 17%
56 Cameroon
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2016 0%
56 Cameroon

Like last year's index, there is no comprehensive list of companies in Cameroon. A list of companies that are verified by the national statistics office and the "ministère camerounais de l’Economie, de la Planification et de l’Aménagement du territoire" shows companies with a revenue above 100 million francs. They are listed on the official website of the national statistics office: http://www.stat.cm/downloads/liste_entreprise_2012_fr.pdf


1 Canada
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2016 100%
56 Chile
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2016 0%
56 Chile

The Ministry of Economy, Development and Tourism has a facility for checking whether company names are registered, which doubles as a search engine of sorts for registered companies and their ID numbers: http://www.empresaen1dia.cl/res.verificamarcasmp.aspx However, there is no evidence of more detailed company data being available.


56 Colombia
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2016 0%
56 Colombia
Awaiting review
  Luisa
  44 days ago
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2016 100%
56 Colombia

The data are downloadable, have an open license and have all required fields including the address of the company in the ADDRESS field of the reported data. Since they are referenced in the open data portal of Colombia they have an open license.


56 Costa Rica
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2016 0%
56 Costa Rica

The original submission had to be rejected as not all four required characteristics can be found online. A list of companies, published in La Gaceta for dissolution, pursuant to article 6 of Law 9024, that contains entity names and ID numbers is available for free and downloadable at once in .XLS format on the National Registry website: http://www.rnpdigital.com/ http://www.rnpdigital.com/LISTADO%20DE%20EDICTOS.xlsx According to the submitter (originally submitted by Ignacio Alfaro Marín), one can buy company information on the National Registry website, which is the only public access online: https://www.rnpdigital.com/shopping/login.jspx Name, Unique Identifier, and Address of Costa Rican entities are available in a .PDF document sent to you when you buy it. In the online results one can only see the Name and Unique Identifier of the company in .HTML format, and data are not downloadable at once. However, accessing this information requires an account and is restricted with a captcha. I have been unable to verify the submitter's statements as the website does not make clear where one can register on the National Registry in order to buy/view the data; only the "sign in" option is available for those who already have a registered account. How often the data are updated is not specified, and the National Registry reserves, or holds for its own use, all the rights provided by copyright law (2013).


28 Croatia
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2016 39%
30 Czech Republic
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2016 33%
18 Denmark
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2016 72%
36 Dominican Republic
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2016 17%
36 Dominican Republic

La Cámara de Comercio y Producción de Santo Domingo no tiene esa información accesible en su página web. Solo dicen ofrecer la oportunidad de buscar en su web las empresas registradas, por nombre. Pero el servicio no está disponible http://www.camarasantodomingo.do/red-empresarial/busqueda/.


27 El Salvador
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2016 50%
27 El Salvador

All the information is available in PDF and is not update.


19 Finland
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2016 67%
1 France
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2016 100%
1 France

INSEE manages a company register (SIRENE) which also includes non-for-profit entities. Access and reuse of the database is possible against charging fees. Infogreffe also manages company data collected through commercial courts. Some data can be viewed online, but reuse of the whole database is also subject to fees. It is however expected that this dataset will be made available as open data in 2017 as announced by the Minister in charge of Digital Economy.

Lastly, according to a 2015 law on Economy and Growth, company data collected by commercial courts shall now be transferred to INPI and managed through a Central Company Register (RNCS) and released as open data. However, the release of RNCS data has still to be done and there is evidence that the database is still sold to third party. In the meantime, Infogreffe has launched its own open data catalog but does not provide the full register of companies, only secondary data on the activity of Infogreffe.


21 Germany
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2016 56%
21 Germany

no detailed information regarding updates


56 Ghana
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2016 0%
1 Great Britain
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2016 100%
36 Greece
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2016 17%
56 Guatemala
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2016 0%
56 Guyana
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2016 0%
56 Guyana

Companies are registered at the Commercial Registry however I was unable to identify an online portal with data on the companies.


56 Hong Kong
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2016 0%
56 Hong Kong

The original submission was rejected as not all four dataset characteristics can be found online. More specifically, Company Names and CR numbers are available, but not Company Addresses. One way to access data is through the Cyber Search Centre of the Integrated Companies Registry Information System (ICRIS). However, data are available through a search mask and it is necessary to know the name of an entity in order to find it. Only CR No. and Company Name are provided. Data are free and in .HTML format, so they cannot be downloaded at once. There are also terms of use to which one must agree with as well as provide a reason for conducting the search in order to access the data. Update frequency is not stated: https://www.icris.cr.gov.hk/csci/

There is also a list of old company names available for free in .PDF format. This provides neither a CR number nor a company's address: https://www.icris.cr.gov.hk/csci/cnsResultLink.do

Final way of accessing data is through the Companies Registry by visiting data.gov.hk > Data Providers > Companies Registry. There is a List of Newly Incorporated /Registered Companies and Companies which have changed Names available for free, downloadable at once, and updated weekly in .XLS format. However, this also does not include company addresses, only CR numbers and Company names: https://data.gov.hk/en-data/dataset/hk-cr-crdata-list-newly-registered-companies


15 India
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2016 78%
15 India
Awaiting review
  Akhilesh
  28 days ago
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2016 100%
15 India

Company master Data of all the companies registered is available on OGD India, which is easily downloadable and available in bulk. Most importantly it is machine readable. The information available on OGD India and is completely open for reuse and further studies and research. Data is also available on Ministry of Corporate affairs website: 1. Company Master Data (http://www.mca.gov.in/MinistryV2/incorporatedorclosedduringthemonth.html) 2. Total Companies Registered-Year wise and State wise: List of Companies registered or incorporated during the year (year wise from 1857 till date) :http://www.mca.gov.in/MinistryV2/indianandforeigncompaniesllps.html List of Companies Registered or incorporated - state-wise (Registration from 1857 till date): http://www.mca.gov.in/MinistryV2/indianandforeigncompaniesllps.html 3. Companies Incorporated or Closed during the month: Month wise Master details of Companies/LLPs Registered : http://www.mca.gov.in/MinistryV2/incorporatedorclosedduringthemonth.html and http://www.mca.gov.in/MinistryV2/eir_archive.html This particular data includes information of Indian companies registered, Foreign companies registered and LLP registered.

We have already submitted the responses on 20th Sep 2016 which is accessible at old site i.e. http://global.census.okfn.org/submission/cd107f33-7479-40b5-95e6-946b5702a18b, but, unfortunately it was not considered for review. You are requested to kindly consider this resubmission in this new format for review.


56 Indonesia
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2016 0%
56 Indonesia

The original submission has been rejected on the basis that not all four required characteristics are published online. According to the original submitter, the Indonesian company register is the most closed online available company register they've ever seen. Though full company profiles are available on the Directorate General of Legal Administration (Direktorat Jenderal Administrasi Hukum Umum) website, they are not for free and not openly licensed. More specifically, the names and addresses of companies are available for free in .HTML format, but not their unique identifiers. Names and addresses are available through a search mask so it is necessary to already know the name of an entity in order to find it. In order to access a company's full profile (which one can only assume whether it includes the unique identifier), one needs to select the company of interest, fill in an online form, and buy the information through a pre-paid voucher. Information is then sent via e-mail in .PDF format. The update frequency is not known and the dataset cannot be downloaded at once: https://ahu.go.id/pencarian/profil-pt

On the Ministry of Commerce - Company Directory Data Center Collection website there is a free list in .HTML format of Company Names, Addresses, and Products, but no Identification numbers are available: http://www.kemendag.go.id/en/perdagangan-kita/company-directory/data-center-collection

On the Ministry of Industry - Business Directories website there is also a free list in .HTML format of Company Names, Addresses, and Commodity, but no Identification numbers are available: http://www.kemenperin.go.id/direktori-perusahaan


30 Iran
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2016 33%
21 Isle of Man
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2016 56%
36 Israel
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2016 17%
56 Italy
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2016 0%
36 Jamaica
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2016 17%
36 Jamaica

The Companies Office host the register of companies however they can only be viewed by entering the name of the company on the website. From there a Company number, name, director, address and other details can be viewed


1 Japan
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2016 100%
56 Kenya
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2016 0%
30 Kosovo
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2016 33%
15 Latvia
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2016 78%
35 Lesotho
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2016 28%
56 Macedonia
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2016 0%
56 Malawi
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2016 0%
56 Malaysia
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2016 0%
56 Malaysia

The data only have a list of number of registered companies and businesses according to months and categories such as local companies, foreign companies, total companies and total businesses.

Reference link: http://www.ssm.com.my/en/statistic-total-business-companies


19 Mexico
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2016 67%
19 Mexico

DENUE update is not done in an automatic manner.


19 Mexico
Awaiting review
  anonymous
  35 days ago
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2016 83%
19 Mexico

In this comment I am providing the link to the bulk download of the DENUE, available in datos.gob.mx https://datos.gob.mx/busca/dataset/bulk-de-denue


56 Montenegro
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2016 0%
56 Mozambique
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2016 0%
36 Myanmar
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2016 17%
56 Namibia
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2016 0%
56 Nepal
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2016 0%
36 Netherlands
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2016 17%
36 Netherlands

Since the data is not available free of charge, I cannot judge all criteria


21 New Zealand
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2016 56%
21 New Zealand

Progress towards fully open and searchable data is underway.


15 Northern Ireland
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2016 78%
1 Norway
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2016 100%
1 Norway

Would be nice to populate this form with data from last year, and make changes in stead of re-filling the whole form.


56 Oman
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2016 0%
56 Pakistan
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2016 0%
56 Panama
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2016 0%
56 Paraguay
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2016 0%
36 Peru
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2016 17%
56 Philippines
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2016 0%
30 Poland
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2016 33%
56 Portugal
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2016 0%
36 Puerto Rico
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2016 17%
36 Puerto Rico

A notification states that you can obtain bulk data by emailing support@estado.pr.gov..


36 Puerto Rico
Awaiting review
  Jacobo
  22 days ago
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2016 56%
36 Puerto Rico

The information from webpages provided by the second URL are in .html format. Isn't .html an open data format?


56 Romania
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2016 0%
1 Russia
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2016 100%
56 Saint Kitts and Nevis
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2016 0%
56 Saint Kitts and Nevis

The responsible organisation appears to be Financial Services Regulatory Commission however its not apparent that they give access to the registry


36 Saint Lucia
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2016 17%
56 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
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2016 0%
56 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Upon visiting the CIPO page one can attempt to investigate the e-registry however it requires a login from users. http://eregistry.cipo.gov.vc/


36 Serbia
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2016 17%
36 Serbia

The business model of the SBRA is to charge for a data. Web services are established with businesses clients and governmental agencies for data exchange in real-time.


1 Singapore
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2016 100%
21 Slovakia
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2016 56%
21 Slovakia

This is a new portal for new registry, which unites several other registries used in the past.

The bad news is, that it is available only in in human readable form, i.e. via Search Form (search possible based on ID number, name of the subject, etc.) and results are available as HTML.

The good news is that data is licensed under CC-BY (as stated on the front page of portal) so other non-government project(s) are scrapping the data and are making it available in machine readable form (for example https://ekosystem.slovensko.digital/otvorene-data#rpo).


30 Slovenia
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2016 33%
56 South Africa
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2016 0%
21 Sweden
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2016 56%
21 Sweden

Information is available in an XML-based API but the price prohibits extensive data export. Not openly licensed.


56 Switzerland
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2016 0%
1 Taiwan
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2016 100%
56 Tanzania
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2016 0%
56 Tanzania

There is no known online company register. But the data exist with Brela and it can be made available mostly in a print out upon request.


1 Thailand
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2016 100%
56 The Bahamas
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2016 0%
56 The Bahamas

Unable to identify a portal with Bahamas' Company register data


36 Trinidad and Tobago
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2016 17%
36 Trinidad and Tobago

Additional information found on the RGD site "All documents filed at the Companies Registry may be searched by members of the public. Registration number of business name or company must be produced when making request. Identification Card, Driver's Permit or Passport must be produced. Search fee: $20.00 per company file/document." This suggest that the data carries a fee for access and requires in person application


36 Tunisia
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2016 17%
36 Turkey
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2016 17%
1 Ukraine
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2016 100%
1 Ukraine

Ukraine's company data was opened in April 2016.


36 United States
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2016 17%
36 United States

Similar to last year, company register data in the U.S. is maintained at the state level. However, it is worth it to take a deeper look into the SEC database to assess to what extent their dataset corresponds to state-level information.


13 Uruguay
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2016 83%
56 Venezuela
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2016 0%
56 Zambia
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2016 0%
56 Zimbabwe
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2016 0%