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    The Entrepreneurship Database collects administrative data from business registries and statistics agencies in 180 economies. Gender disaggregated data was also collected in 95 economies to assess the gap between female and male entrepreneurs. The data collection was completed by the end of 2023.

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The Entrepreneurship Database project collects data on registered firms from 2006 to 2022, focusing on the following three variables: the number of new firms, total number of firms, and number of closed firms.

This table measures the total number of registered companies with limited liability, by the end of each year.

The total business density is defined as the total number of registered firms per 1,000 working-age people (those ages 15–64). The units of measurement are private companies with limited liability. The data can help understand the trends in the stock of limited liability companies across economies.

Download data on the total number of limited liability companies from 2006-2022 (Excel)

The table displays the data for the latest available year.

* This economy is included in the Eurostat List of offshore financial centres.

** For Canada, only the data for Quebec and Ontario were included.

*** For China, only the data for Beijing and Shanghai were included.


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