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Mercantile companies created, increased and dissolved

Mercantile companies created, increased and dissolved Catalonia Value
Mercantile companies created (number) Mercantile companies created (capital €M) Capital increased by mercantile companies (number) Capital increased by mercantile companies (capital €M) Mercantile companies dissolved (number)
2021 19,385 1,110.3 5,805 4,184.7 1,974
2020 15,043 944.8 4,979 3,581.1 1,694
2019 18,261 1,161.0 6,186 4,037.4 2,003
2018 17,727 747.8 6,024 3,692.2 2,028
2017 18,916 1,026.0 6,516 4,749.5 1,977
2016 22,246 960.0 6,825 5,307.5 2,308
2015 18,753 923.4 7,088 6,023.2 2,548
2014 17,823 846.1 6,856 7,794.3 2,650
2013 17,782 1,507.8 7,329 11,342.8 3,344
2012 16,531 921.9 7,834 8,638.9 3,186
2011 15,714 567.0 7,403 21,854.5 2,787
2010 14,298 635.2 7,311 10,107.5 2,629
2009 15,166 1,096.0 7,777 8,268.7 2,407
2008 19,696 969.4 9,479 8,294.9 2,316
2007 26,007 2,055.3 9,661 10,185.4 2,555
2006 28,019 1,655.7 8,837 6,728.6 1,509
2005 26,082 1,527.2 8,679 7,242.1 1,492
2004 24,940 3,028.8 8,973 6,894.3 2,266
2003 23,616 1,705.3 8,916 6,357.1 1,545
2002 22,774 1,935.1 11,771 9,532.2 1,649
2001 21,939 1,971.0 9,530 7,211.1 1,344
2000 22,604 2,296.3 8,233 8,613.9 2,543
1999 21,431 1,562.3 7,343 5,284.1 3,068
1998 21,867 1,606.8 7,600 3,908.3 2,159
1997 18,952 1,004.7 6,289 3,206.1 3,880
1996 18,949 1,042.3 6,246 2,713.3 6,041
1995 20,058 642.9 5,929 2,449.2 545
1994 19,938 710.9 6,606 3,388.1 553
1993 16,000 873.9 11,796 3,283.9 1,254
Source: Central Mercantile Register.
Note: Between 14 March and 21 June 2020, it is in force the Royal Decree 463/2020, of 14 March, which declares the state of alarm for the management of the health crisis situation caused by Covid-19.
Mercantile companies created, increased and dissolved Spain Value
Mercantile companies created (number) Mercantile companies created (capital €M) Capital increased by mercantile companies (number) Capital increased by mercantile companies (capital €M) Mercantile companies dissolved (number)
2021 102,205 5,063.1 28,409 28,209.9 26,894
2020 79,925 5,044.0 24,690 18,895.1 22,772
2019 94,944 5,550.5 29,789 24,614.4 25,906
2018 96,467 5,327.4 30,704 25,568.4 25,359
2017 95,344 5,291.0 30,334 40,658.3 24,133
2016 102,427 7,066.7 30,879 30,482.6 23,749
2015 94,574 8,147.3 31,683 35,306.1 23,348
2014 94,955 7,607.0 32,004 41,795.8 24,688
2013 94,007 6,878.8 34,091 77,076.5 27,737
2012 88,412 7,705.9 36,147 58,776.9 25,638
2011 84,954 21,458.7 35,234 74,873.2 22,141
2010 80,394 8,167.1 33,623 37,726.8 20,892
2009 79,757 4,725.5 36,152 38,120.6 20,644
2008 107,241 8,428.0 43,258 50,723.9 20,208
2007 145,593 15,356.6 45,959 53,644.0 20,710
2006 148,648 25,238.5 41,739 42,084.4 13,626
2005 138,333 10,373.3 40,614 31,646.1 12,441
2004 132,178 10,575.9 40,034 37,164.4 15,763
2003 123,612 9,152.5 40,233 38,354.3 11,536
2002 118,021 12,545.1 48,913 44,157.4 12,668
2001 111,648 15,351.3 41,332 46,342.6 12,980
2000 115,870 13,015.9 37,766 48,159.9 15,611
1999 109,527 10,678.9 31,333 28,209.1 13,414
1998 109,439 9,086.1 30,743 19,136.3 14,284
1997 97,070 7,031.3 25,763 14,959.4 15,087
1996 96,853 4,611.8 24,342 14,740.6 19,391
1995 107,792 4,136.7 23,573 14,858.5 4,391
1994 102,687 4,220.4 26,518 17,650.0 4,888
1993 86,531 3,923.6 48,707 28,360.9 8,494
Source: Central Mercantile Register.
Note: Between 14 March and 21 June 2020, it is in force the Royal Decree 463/2020, of 14 March, which declares the state of alarm for the management of the health crisis situation caused by Covid-19.

Last update: January 4, 2022.

Monthly data

Methodological note

Mercantile companies created, increased and dissolved are highly variable data, particularly on a month to month basis, but they are relevant indicators which are strongly connected to the economic situation and economic agents' expectations.

These statistics are drawn up using annual information provided by the Central Mercantile Register with regard to the creation (and dissolution) of mercantile companies, the number of such companies that have increased their capital and the value of the expansion of their capital. These are the data provided by the provincial mercantile registries for their subsequent publication in the Official Gazette of the Mercantile Registry (BORME).

Mercantile companies created means the number of companies registered in the Central Mercantile Register in the reference month regardless of the date on which they began their business operations. Companies are registered in the Central Mercantile Register by type of company and the nominal value of their equity capital according to the instrument of incorporation.

Mercantile companies dissolved means the number of cancellations in the Central Mercantile Register by type of company and the nominal value of their equity capital, according to the instrument of dissolution. These cancellations are classified by the grounds given for winding up the company.

Capital increased by mercantile companies is calculated according to the nominal value that appears in the deed of capital increase.