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