Enterprise Surveys Data

Enterprise Surveys offers an expansive array of economic data on 130,000 firms in 135 countries. The data is presented in a variety of ways useful to researchers, policy makers, journalists, and others. Note that data users should exercise caution when comparing raw data and point estimates between surveys that did and did not adhere to the Enterprise Surveys Global Methodology. Here are some of the options:

Economy Snapshots - 135 countries

See all the data for each country: 12 topics and more than 100 indicators, plus downloadable country profiles.


Visit one of 12 Enterprise Surveys topic pages for an in-depth, cross-economy view of the data.


Raw Data - for researchers

Download the raw, firm-level data (for free) along with the questionnaires and accompanying survey documentation. For many countries, longitudinal/panel data are available.

Custom Query

Custom Query - view or download indicators

Firm-level survey data has been aggregated to country-level indicators. Options include viewing data by firm subgroups and obtaining standard error and number of observations statistics.

Graphing Tool

Create custom graphics for the country of your choice.

Enterprise Surveys Projects

Data Catalog

Browse the Enterprise Surveys Data Catalog. Use keywords to search survey project descriptions, interview questions, and variable names and labels to find the data you are looking for.

Current Projects

The Enterprise Analysis Unit is currently gathering data in 65 countries. Get the details...

Sample Description

View statistics on the number of firms surveyed by company size, ownership characteristic and line of business. Download file (Excel, 183KB).

Global Coverage

View which countries have Enterprise Survey data.
Global coverage

Indicator Descriptions

View a full listing of the indicators (PDF, 710KB), detailed description of each indicator and how these indicators are constructed.

Survey Types

In addition to Enterprise Surveys which have been conducted across the world, other types of surveys available for download include Informal Surveys and Microenterprise Surveys.

Data Citation

Please cite our data as follows:
Enterprise Surveys (http://www.enterprisesurveys.org), The World Bank.