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A: The ISO Survey 2004 shows that ISO 9000 certification in calendar year 2004 experienced another year of strong overall growth. On December 31, 2004, the worldwide total of ISO 9000 certificates was at 670,399, an increase of 172,480 over the previous year. The number of countries in which ISO 9000 certificates have been issued is now 154.
The graph below shows shows the rapid growth in certificates from 1993 through December 31, 2004.
To get a full report on the status of ISO 9000 and ISO 14000 certifications world-wide read the ISO Survey 2004, provided by International Organization for Standardization.