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Number of Registered Companies in India as on 31st December 2015 crossed 1.5mn

A total of 1,527,681 companies were on the Registered in India as on 31-Dec-2015.

Active Companies in India as on 31st Dec 2015 (out of the total 1,527,681 companies)

Sl. No.
Type of Companies
Number of Companies
%
1.
Private Companies
1,004,949
93.9%
2.
Public Companies
65,100
6.1%

Total
1,070,049
100.0%

A majority of the active companies (about 74%) were operating in activities covered under four broad heads, namely, 'Business Services' (26%), 'Manufacturing' (21%), 'Trading' (15%) and 'Finance, Insurance and Real Estate & Renting' (12%). Business Services, inter alia, include hardware and software consulting, data processing, research and development, legal, accounting and auditing services, business and management consultancy and advertising, etc. Manufacturing, inter alia, includes manufacturing of food products, textiles, paper, metallic / non - metallic mineral products, chemical and petrochemicals, radio, television, transport equipment, etc.

Economic sector-wise distribution of active companies as on 31.12.2015


Sl. No.
Economic Activity
Private
Public
No. of Companies
Authorized Capital
(Rs. in Crores)
No. of Companies
Authorized Capital
(Rs. in Crores)
I
Agriculture & Allied Activities
25,453
17,892.42
2,865
33,015.71
II
Industry
330,444
796,428.30
25,599
1,726,501.56
1
Manufacturing
202,859
445,780.58
17,650
665,594.03
2
Construction
103,786
188,397.15
5,419
226,093.73
3
Electricity, Gas & Water Supply
12,485
127,942.96
1,794
777,288.40
4
Mining & Quarrying
11,314
34,307.61
736
57,525.41
III
Service
627,235
762,926.35
34,592
1,167,030.55
1
Business Services
270676
273,886.38
10,174
410,219.11
2
Trading
148,255
147,893.29
6,316
111,573.62
3
Finance, Insurance and Real Estate & Renting
113,219
225,876.76
12,767
330,239.49
4
Community, personal & Social Services
62,653
68,494.04
3,860
115,670.47
5
Transport, storage & Communications
32,432
46,775.89
1,475
199,327.86
IV
Others
21,817
34,093.95
2,044
169,016.74
Grand Total (I+II+III+IV)
1,004,949
1,611,341.02
65,100
3,095,564.57


Sector-wise distribution of active companies (As on 31.12.2015)

Economic sectorwise distribution of active companies as on 31.12.2015


New Registration of Companies

During the financial year 2015-16 (up to 31.12.2015), a total of 60,489 companies were registered with collective authorized capital of Rs. 211,98,5.97 crore. Out of these, 75 were Government companies with authorized capital of Rs. 1,140.64 crore and 60,414 were Non-Government companies with authorized capital of Rs. 10,845.33 crore.


One Person Company (OPC)

The Companies Act, 2013 introduced the concept of One Person Company (OPC) in India. During the financial year 2015-16 (up to 31.12.2015), a total of 2,761 One Person companies were registered with collective authorized capital of Rs. 66.82 crore. 

Sector-wise distribution of OPCs (up to 31.12.2015)

Sector-wise distribution of OPCs as on 31-Dec-2015


Foreign Companies

As on 31.12.2015, a total number of 4,324 foreign companies were registered and of them 3,337 foreign companies(77%) were active. During the financial year 2015-16 (up to 31.12.2015) a total of 116 foreign companies were registered under the Companies Act, 2013.


Ref.: MCA Annual Report 2015-16

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