ISO Certificate Survey

According to the recently released ISO Survey of Certifications, the top countries for certifications at the end of 2011 for ISO 9001 (quality), ISO 14001 (environment), ISO/TS 16949 (automotive), ISO 13485 (medical devices), and ISO 27001 (information security) are listed below:

ISO 9001
The worldwide number of ISO 9001 certificates is 1,111,698, down 1% from the prior year.

Top 10 countries for ISO 9001 certificates (change):

1. China: 328,213 (+31,175)
2. Italy: 171,947 (+33,055)
3. Japan: 56,912 (-1,924)
4. Spain: 53,057 (-6,777)
5. Germany: 49,540 (-1,043)
6. United Kingdom: 43,564 (-1,285)
7. India: 29,574 (-4,358)
8. France: 29,215 (-498)
9. Brazil: 28,325 (+1,662)
10. Republic of Korea: 27,284 (+2,506)
11. USA: 25,811 (+710)

ISO 14001
The total number of ISO 14001 certificates is 267,457, up 6% from the prior year.

Top 10 countries for ISO 14001 certificates (change):

1. China: 81,993 (+12,209)
2. Japan: 30,397 (-4,619)
3. Italy: 21,009 (+3,945)
4. Spain: 16,341 (-2,006)
5. United Kingdom: 15,231 (+885)
6. Republic of Korea: 10,925 (+1,244)
7. Romania: 9,557 (+2,139)
8. France: 7,771 (2,520)
9. Germany: 6,253 (+252)
10. USA: 4,957 (+550)

ISO/TS 16949
The total number of ISO/TS 16949 certificates is 47,512, up 8% from the prior year.

Top 10 countries for ISO/TS 16949 certificates (change):

1. China: 16,310 (+2,110)
2. Republic of Korea: 4,262 (+248)
3. USA: 3,778 (+51)
4. India: 3,376 (+397)
5. Germany: 3,210 (+32)
6. Japan: 1,223 (+28)
7. Brazil: 1,172 (+34)
8. Italy: 1,155 (+37)
9. Thailand: 1,125 (+79)
10. Mexico: 1,073 (+64)

ISO 13485

The total number of ISO 13485 certificates is 20,034, up 6% from the prior year.

Top 10 countries for ISO 13485 certificates (change):

1. USA: 3,820 (+369)
2. Germany: 3,438 (+147)
3. United Kingdom: 1,607 (-273)
4. Italy: 1,550 (-331)
5. France: 1035 (+170)
6. Japan: 733 (+194)
7. Switzerland: 695 (-290)
8. China: 633 (+124)
9. Republic of Korea: 588 (+88)
10. Israel: 585 (+226)

ISO 27001
The total number of ISO 27001 certificates is 17,509, up 12% from the prior year.

Top 10 countries for ISO 27001 certificates (change):

1. Japan: 6,914 (+677)
2. India: 1,427 (+146)
3. United Kingdom: 1,360 (+203)
4. China: 1,219 (+262)
5. Chinese Taipei: 791 (-237)
6. Romania: 760 (+410)
7. Spain: 642 (-69)
8. Italy: 503 (+129)
9. Germany: 424 (+67)
10. USA: 313 (+66)

To see further details, you can download free PDF survey reports from the ISO web site.