Amadeus - European Company Data


Data description

BvDmaAmadeus is a database of comparable financial and business information on Europe's largest 565,000 public and private companies by total assets. 43 countries are covered. Amadeus is published by Bureau van Dijk / Moody's Analytics.

Amadeus provides standardised annual accounts (consolidated and unconsolidated), financial ratios, sectoral activities and ownership data. The database is suitable for research on competitiveness, economic integration, applied microeconomics, business cycles, economic geography and corporate finance.

EUI members also have access to these related data resources:

  • S&P Global Market Intelligence (Standard & Poor's) banking and financial database, covering public and private banks worldwide
  • Datastream (Refinitiv) global financial and macroeconomic platform covering equities, stock market indices, currencies, company fundamentals, fixed income securities and key economic indicators for 175 countries and 60 markets
  • Global Financial Data (GFD Corp./Finaeon) providing long-range financial data series on stocks, bonds, bills and other instruments, covering approximately 200 countries from the early modern period to present.


Time period

Amadeus is updated weekly, providing standardised annual accounts with up to ten years archive. Data is collected and harmonised by Bureau van Dijk / Moody's Analytics, from company filings and reports.


Support links

The Amadeus User Guide, at the upper right of the homepage > Help > User Guide, provides an overview of query building functions, a web video tour and a full index of resources.

Activity codes used in Amadeus are NACE II, NAICS and SIC.


How to access data

EUI users can access Amadeus campus-wide via this Catalogue record (two simultaneous users).

  • Select data by geographical coverage (eg. three European countries)
  • level of coverage (eg. biggest 5,000 firms by assets)
  • sectoral coverage (eg. Europe > food sector) and
  • time-span (eg. ten years).

A standard Amadeus company report includes 25 balance sheet items; 26 profit-and-loss account items; 26 ratios; descriptive information, including trade description and activity codes; and ownership information.

Companies are part of a default 'peer group' based on standard sectoral activity codes. Graphs illustrate the position in the peer group. A company tree illustrates the structure of the group.

Current EUI members may access Amadeus via this Catalogue record.

Please read, and abide by, the terms and conditions of use for licensed data resources.


Related resource: The Banque de France and the European Committee of Central Balance-Sheet Data Offices (ECCBSO), maintain the BACH and ERICA databases.

To access data and tools, create a login on the platform. The interface is also available in French


Related resource: The Competitiveness Research Network (CompNet) generates (i) European firm-level data in micro-aggregated format and (ii) a diagnostic toolkit for competitiveness indicators.

The Network comprises the European System of Central Banks (ESCB), the European Central Bank (ECB), the European Commission (EC), the Leibniz Institute for Economic Research of Halle (IWH), the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Tinbergen Institute. "The dataset includes variables on employment, trade, productivity, mark-ups, financial constraints and more. Variable definitions and computation are harmonized across countries. Built at firm level, indicators are then aggregated to sectoral level (NACE 2-digit) in order to avoid confidentiality issues."

CompNet firm-level-based data access requires scholars to submit a data request form to the CompNet network. CompNet Diagnostic Toolkit for Competitiveness data can be downloaded at #2 at the foot of the CompNet Data page. Data is in a zipped file (4.9 MB). Consult the CompNet Terms and Conditions of Use for further information.


Data homepage

Contact: Thomas Bourke at [email protected]


Page last updated on 21 April 2021

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