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Central Business Register. CBR. January 1st 2021

The number of active companies decreased by 1.1% during 2020 to 3.37 million. 18.0% of the active companies were 20 years old or more and 18.5% were less than two years old.

Active companies by economic sector - 01/01/2021
Indicator Note Value Annual change
Sectors total 3,366,570 -1.1
Industry 192,555 -1.6
Construction 417,017 -0.7
Trade 713,305 -1.8
Other services 2,043,693 -0.9
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01/01/2021 Published: 13/12/2021

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The Central Business Register (CBR) groups all Spanish companies and their local units located in the national territory in azsingle information system. Its basic objective is to make possible the carrying out of economic surveys by sampling. It is updated once a year, generating a new information system at 1st January of every period.

The Statistical Use of the Central Business Register contains aggregated information on the companies and local units that operate in the national territory. A statistical use of the results is published for companies and local units, with reference to 1st January of each year, and broken down by Autonomous Communities, legal condition, economic activity and assigned employee stratum.