ISO Certificate Survey

The recently issued ISO Survey 2008 reveals that ISO management system certificates are held in 176 countries, demonstrating that the international standards have become essential tools of the world economy. The survey results are summarized below for ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO/TS 16949, ISO 13485, and ISO 27001.

ISO 9001:2000/2008 (Quality Management Systems) 

By the end of December 2008, at least 982,832 ISO 9001 certificates had been issued in 176 countries and economies. The 2008 total represents an increase of 31,346 (+3 %) over 2007. Services have significantly increased their share of these certificates, with service providers now accounting for 40 % of all ISO 9001 certificates.

Top 10 Countries for ISO 9001 Certificates

1. China = 224,616
2. Italy = 118,309
3. Spain = 68,730
4. Japan = 62,746
5. Germany = 48,324
6. UK = 41,150
7. India = 37,958
8. USA = 32,400
9. France = 23,837
10. Korea = 23,036

According to the survey, the USA has shown a decline in ISO 9001 certificates since 2006:

2005 = 44,270
2006 = 44,883
2007 = 36,192
2008 = 32,400

ISO 14001:2004 (Environmental Management Systems) 

Up to the end of December 2008, at least 188,815 ISO 14001 certificates had been issued in 155 countries and economies. The 2008 total represents an increase of 34,243 (+22 %) over 2007. Services accounted for 34 % of certificates.

Top 10 Countries for ISO 14001 Certificates

1. China = 39,195
2. Japan = 35,573
3. Spain = 16,443
4. Italy = 12,922
5. UK = 9,455
6. Korea = 7,133
7. Germany = 5,709
8. USA = 4,974
9. Sweden = 4,478
10. Romania = 3,884

The USA has shown a decline in ISO 14001 certificates since 2006:

2005 = 5,061
2006 = 5,585
2007 = 5,462
2008 = 4,974

ISO/TS 16949:2002 (Quality Management Systems – Automotive) 

Up to the end of December 2008, at least 39,320 ISO/TS 16949 certificates had been issued in 81 countries and economies. The 2008 total represents an increase of 4,122 (+12 %) over 2007.

Top 10 Countries for ISO/TS 16949 Certificates

1. China = 10,144
2. USA = 4,239
3. Korea = 3,779
4. Germany = 3,243
5. India = 2,248
6. Japan = 1,189
7. France = 1,183
8. Italy = 1,088
9. Brazil = 1,037
10. Mexico = 1,015

The USA had a slight decline in ISO/TS 16949 certificates in 2008:

2005 = 3,693
2006 = 3,852
2007 = 4,288
2008 = 4,239

ISO 13485:2003 (Quality Management Systems – Medical Devices) 

Up to the end of December 2008, at least 13,234 ISO 13485 certificates had been issued in 88 countries and economies. The 2008 total represents an increase of 249 (+2 %) over 2007.

Top 10 Countries for ISO 13485 Certificates

1. Germany = 2,651
2. USA = 2,523
3. China = 1,122
4. Italy = 1,112
5. UK = 901
6. Switzerland = 728
7. France = 709
8. Canada = 443
9. Japan = 393
10. Sweden = 239

The USA had a 15 % increase in ISO 13485 certificates in 2008:

2005 = 1,310
2006 = 2,113
2007 = 2,186
2008 = 2,523

ISO 27001:2005 (Information Security Management Systems) 

At the end of 2008, at least 9,246 ISO 27001 certificates had been issued in 82 countries and economies. The 2008 total represents an increase of 1,514 (+20 %) over 2007. Service providers account for by far the largest share of certificates at 94 %.

Top 10 Countries for ISO 27001 Certificates

1. Japan = 4,425
2. India = 813
3. UK = 738
4. Taipei = 702
5. Germany = 239
6. China = 236
7. Italy = 233
8. Spain = 203
9. USA = 168
10. Hungary = 135

The USA had a 44 % increase in ISO 27001 certificates in 2008.

2006 = 69
2007 = 94
2008 = 168

You can see the principal findings of The ISO Survey 2008 at this ISO web page.