Open Knowledge

Company Register 5% open


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? No
  •   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? No(as Company Search published by Ministry of Commerce)
  •   Is data in digital form? No
  •   Is the data available online? No (No URL given)
  •   Does the data exist? Yes


The Ministry of Commerce has a Company Search feature: which allows users to look up the name of a company if they know it (minimum search input is 3 characters), its director and contact number. Clicking on the name also reveals registration number and registered address. However, there is no option to browse the whole database freely or download its contents. It is unclear how frequently the dataset is updated.

Reviewer comments

Data does exist, but I am marking other categories as "no" due to the inability to browse the database without a search term. Details on how to search the database are included.



  • Rebecca Sentance


  • anonymous