Which Countries Have the Most ISO 9001 Certifications?

ISO 9001 Certifications

Top 10 countries worldwide for ISO 9001 Certifications


The International Standards Organization just released the results for the annual ISO Survey with data for 2019.  It compiles the number of valid certificates for the 12 ISO management standards (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, etc.) submitted by Certification Bodies accredited by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF).

Below are the totals for ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 by number of certificates and by number of sites as of 12/31/19.

Table showing ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 total Certifications in 2019




The ISO Survey results provide three sets of data for each of the 12 ISO standards including the number of:

  • valid certificates for each country
  • sites covered by the certificates for each country
  • sectors per country covered by the certificates

In this table and on the global infographic, the focus is on the top 10 countries and the ISO 9001 Certifications and Certified Sites.  Once again China tops the list in both categories in 2019. 

Table displaying top 10 ISO 9001 certified sites worldwide

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