The Central Business Register (CBR) joins together in just one information system, all Spanish enterprises and their local units located in the country. Its basic objective is to facilitate carrying out economic surveys by sample. This is updated once a year and generates a new information system to 1 January for each period.
A statistical use of the results is published for enterprises and local units, broken down by Autonomous Communities according to legal condition, main economic activity and assigned employee stratum. The CBR generates information associated with: new enterprises, existing enterprises and closed enterprises, classified according to economic sector, legal condition and employee stratum.