Open Knowledge

Company Register 35% open

Burkina Faso

What data is expected?

List of registered (limited liability) companies. The submissions in this data category does not need to include detailed financial data such as balance sheet etc. To satisfy this category, the following minimum criteria must be met:

  • Name of company
  • Unique identifier of the company
  • Company address
  • Updated at least once a month

What data is available

  •   Openly licensed? No (No URL given)
  •   Is the data available for free? Yes
  •   Is the data machine readable? No (n/a)
  •   Available in bulk? No
  •   Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? Unsure
  •   Publicly available? Yes(as The chamber of trade and industry have a database called fichier NERE (fichier National des Entreprises et des Regroupements d’Entreprises) that contain all registered company in Burkina Faso. published by Chambre de commerce et d'industrie du Burkina (
  •   Is data in digital form? Yes
  •   Is the data available online? Yes (Here)
  •   Does the data exist? Yes


The chamber of trade and industry have a database of all the registered companies in Burkina Faso. On his website there is a page where information related to the companies can be search, but all the dataset cannot be downloaded. Beneath the search box it is also possible to browse the register page by page. Clicking "Voir les détails" will give more detailed information about that company, e.g. trading name, category, RCCM number. Full address details are not always included.

It it said (on the website) that those who need the whole dataset must send an email. We contacted the chamber of trade and industry related to the dataset and they let us know that the reusable format of the whole dataset must be purchased.

Reviewer comments

Added info on browsing dataset and what company details are included.



  • Rebecca Sentance


  • Idriss TINTO