Doing Business, enforcing contracts, time

days, 2004–2017

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    2004 Ranking
    1. Colombia 1,510.00
    2. Guatemala 1,459.00
    3. Bangladesh 1,442.00
    4. Slovenia 1,440.00
    5. India 1,420.00
    6. Italy 1,390.00
    7. Sri Lanka 1,318.00
    8. Serbia 1,028.00
    9. Nepal 1,025.00
    10. Angola 1,011.00
    11. Mozambique 1,010.00
    12. Egypt 1,010.00
    13. Poland 1,000.00
    14. Botswana 987.00
    15. Philippines 982.00
    16. Honduras 940.00
    17. Bosnia and Herzegovina 895.00
    18. Israel 890.00
    19. Micronesia 885.00
    20. Pakistan 880.00
    21. Costa Rica 877.00
    22. Lesotho 875.00
    23. Syria 872.00
    24. Madagascar 871.00
    25. Benin 825.00
    26. Greece 819.00
    27. Palau 810.00
    28. Cameroon 800.00
    29. El Salvador 786.00
    30. Senegal 780.00
    31. Ivory Coast 770.00
    32. Brazil 751.00
    33. Chad 743.00
    34. Nigeria 730.00
    35. Lebanon 721.00
    36. Uruguay 720.00
    37. Mali 710.00
    38. Ethiopia 690.00
    39. Jordan 689.00
    40. Panama 686.00
    41. Congo (Kinshasa) 670.00
    42. Burundi 667.00
    43. Maldives 665.00
    44. Czech Republic 663.00
    45. Kiribati 660.00
    46. Central African Republic 660.00
    47. Slovakia 655.00
    48. Saudi Arabia 635.00
    49. Algeria 630.00
    50. Puerto Rico 620.00
    51. Marshall Islands 616.00
    52. South Africa 600.00
    53. Malaysia 600.00
    54. Oman 598.00
    55. Papua New Guinea 591.00
    56. Bolivia 591.00
    57. Paraguay 591.00
    58. Nicaragua 590.00
    59. Argentina 590.00
    60. Ecuador 588.00
    61. Togo 588.00
    62. Dominican Republic 580.00
    63. Portugal 577.00
    64. Laos 571.00
    65. Canada 570.00
    66. Kuwait 566.00
    67. Tunisia 565.00
    68. Jamaica 565.00
    69. Bulgaria 564.00
    70. Croatia 561.00
    71. Congo (Brazzaville) 560.00
    72. Ghana 552.00
    73. Peru 549.00
    74. Niger 545.00
    75. Romania 537.00
    76. United Arab Emirates 537.00
    77. Uganda 535.00
    78. Haiti 530.00
    79. Yemen 520.00
    80. Iran 520.00
    81. Spain 515.00
    82. Ireland 515.00
    83. Tanzania 515.00
    84. Sierra Leone 515.00
    85. Netherlands 514.00
    86. Tonga 510.00
    87. Morocco 510.00
    88. Taiwan 510.00
    89. Venezuela 510.00
    90. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 509.00
    91. Sweden 508.00
    92. Belgium 505.00
    93. Namibia 500.00
    94. Indonesia 498.00
    95. Chile 480.00
    96. Thailand 479.00
    97. Zambia 471.00
    98. Kenya 465.00
    99. Vietnam 461.00
    100. Solomon Islands 455.00
    101. Samoa 455.00
    102. Switzerland 447.00
    103. Burkina Faso 446.00
    104. Malawi 432.00
    105. Vanuatu 430.00
    106. Estonia 425.00
    107. Turkey 420.00
    108. Mexico 415.00
    109. Zimbabwe 410.00
    110. Kazakhstan 410.00
    111. China 406.00
    112. United Kingdom 404.00
    113. Germany 403.00
    114. Cambodia 401.00
    115. Mauritania 400.00
    116. Austria 397.00
    117. Fiji 397.00
    118. Rwanda 395.00
    119. Australia 395.00
    120. France 390.00
    121. Albania 390.00
    122. Denmark 380.00
    123. Georgia 375.00
    124. Moldova 365.00
    125. Japan 360.00
    126. Ukraine 354.00
    127. Hungary 335.00
    128. Armenia 327.00
    129. Mongolia 314.00
    130. Norway 310.00
    131. United States 300.00
    132. Latvia 282.00
    133. Russia 281.00
    134. Finland 277.00
    135. Guinea 276.00
    136. Bhutan 275.00
    137. Azerbaijan 267.00
    138. Kyrgyzstan 260.00
    139. Belarus 250.00
    140. South Korea 230.00
    141. Uzbekistan 225.00
    142. New Zealand 216.00
    143. Hong Kong 211.00
    144. Lithuania 210.00
    145. Singapore 120.00
    2017 Ranking
    1. Guinea Bissau 1,715.00
    2. Suriname 1,715.00
    3. Afghanistan 1,642.00
    4. Greece 1,580.00
    5. Bangladesh 1,442.00
    6. India 1,420.00
    7. Guatemala 1,402.00
    8. Barbados 1,340.00
    9. Trinidad and Tobago 1,340.00
    10. Sri Lanka 1,318.00
    11. Angola 1,296.00
    12. Colombia 1,288.00
    13. Timor Leste 1,285.00
    14. Liberia 1,280.00
    15. Djibouti 1,225.00
    16. Gabon 1,160.00
    17. Burma (Myanmar) 1,160.00
    18. Slovenia 1,160.00
    19. Italy 1,120.00
    20. Cyprus 1,100.00
    21. Pakistan 1,071.20
    22. Saint Thomas and Principe 1,065.00
    23. Egypt 1,010.00
    24. Israel 975.00
    25. Swaziland 956.00
    26. Mozambique 950.00
    27. Honduras 920.00
    28. Seychelles 915.00
    29. Canada 910.00
    30. Nepal 910.00
    31. Belize 892.00
    32. Micronesia 885.00
    33. Syria 872.00
    34. Madagascar 871.00
    35. Costa Rica 852.00
    36. Philippines 842.00
    37. Burundi 832.00
    38. Palau 810.00
    39. Sudan 810.00
    40. Cameroon 800.00
    41. El Salvador 786.00
    42. Maldives 760.00
    43. Benin 750.00
    44. Chad 743.00
    45. Senegal 740.00
    46. Brazil 731.00
    47. Uruguay 725.00
    48. Lebanon 721.00
    49. Ghana 710.00
    50. Slovakia 705.00
    51. Libya 690.00
    52. Jordan 689.00
    53. Grenada 688.00
    54. Panama 686.00
    55. Poland 685.00
    56. Dominica 681.00
    57. Central African Republic 660.00
    58. Kiribati 660.00
    59. Argentina 660.00
    60. Ireland 650.00
    61. Yemen 645.00
    62. Saint Lucia 635.00
    63. Serbia 635.00
    64. Bahrain 635.00
    65. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 634.00
    66. Algeria 630.00
    67. Puerto Rico 630.00
    68. Botswana 625.00
    69. Mali 620.00
    70. Marshall Islands 616.00
    71. Lesotho 615.00
    72. Czech Republic 611.00
    73. Zambia 611.00
    74. Congo (Kinshasa) 610.00
    75. Venezuela 610.00
    76. Paraguay 606.00
    77. South Africa 600.00
    78. Oman 598.00
    79. Bosnia and Herzegovina 595.00
    80. Saint Vincent and Grenadines 595.00
    81. Bolivia 591.00
    82. Papua New Guinea 591.00
    83. Ecuador 588.00
    84. Moldova 585.00
    85. Guyana 581.00
    86. Turkey 580.00
    87. Saint Kitts and Nevis 578.00
    88. Saudi Arabia 575.00
    89. San Marino 575.00
    90. Somalia 575.00
    91. Croatia 572.00
    92. Armenia 570.00
    93. Qatar 570.00
    94. Kuwait 566.00
    95. Tunisia 565.00
    96. Bulgaria 564.00
    97. Congo (Brazzaville) 560.00
    98. Jamaica 550.00
    99. Portugal 547.00
    100. Montenegro 545.00
    101. Niger 545.00
    102. Brunei 540.00
    103. West Bank and Gaza 540.00
    104. Bahamas 532.00
    105. Ethiopia 530.00
    106. Haiti 530.00
    107. Albania 525.00
    108. Ivory Coast 525.00
    109. Malawi 522.00
    110. Iraq 520.00
    111. Mauritius 519.00
    112. Sierra Leone 515.00
    113. Tanzania 515.00
    114. Netherlands 514.00
    115. Romania 512.00
    116. Spain 510.00
    117. Taiwan 510.00
    118. Morocco 510.00
    119. Nigeria 509.80
    120. Comoros 506.00
    121. Dominican Republic 505.00
    122. Malta 505.00
    123. Iran 505.00
    124. Belgium 505.00
    125. Germany 499.00
    126. United Arab Emirates 495.00
    127. Nicaragua 490.00
    128. Uganda 490.00
    129. Eritrea 490.00
    130. Togo 488.00
    131. Cambodia 483.00
    132. Chile 480.00
    133. Antigua and Barbuda 476.00
    134. Equatorial Guinea 475.00
    135. Indonesia 471.00
    136. Latvia 469.00
    137. Kenya 465.00
    138. Namibia 460.00
    139. Samoa 455.00
    140. Solomon Islands 455.00
    141. China 452.80
    142. Burkina Faso 446.00
    143. Laos 443.00
    144. Thailand 440.00
    145. United Kingdom 437.00
    146. Tajikistan 430.00
    147. Vanuatu 430.00
    148. Peru 426.00
    149. Cape Verde 425.00
    150. Malaysia 425.00
    151. Estonia 425.00
    152. United States 420.00
    153. Switzerland 420.00
    154. Iceland 417.00
    155. Zimbabwe 410.00
    156. Kyrgyzstan 410.00
    157. Gambia 407.00
    158. Vietnam 400.00
    159. Fiji 397.00
    160. Austria 397.00
    161. Hungary 395.00
    162. Australia 395.00
    163. France 395.00
    164. Denmark 380.00
    165. Ukraine 378.00
    166. Finland 375.00
    167. Mongolia 374.00
    168. Kazakhstan 370.00
    169. Mauritania 370.00
    170. Lithuania 370.00
    171. Hong Kong 360.00
    172. Japan 360.00
    173. Tonga 350.00
    174. Mexico 340.70
    175. Russia 337.00
    176. Kosovo 330.00
    177. Luxembourg 321.00
    178. Sweden 321.00
    179. Guinea 311.00
    180. South Korea 290.00
    181. Georgia 285.00
    182. Norway 280.00
    183. Azerbaijan 277.00
    184. Belarus 275.00
    185. Rwanda 230.00
    186. South Sudan 228.00
    187. Uzbekistan 225.00
    188. Bhutan 225.00
    189. New Zealand 216.00
    190. Singapore 164.00

    Time is recorded in calendar days, counted from the moment Seller decides to file the lawsuit in court until payment. This includes both the days when actions take place and the waiting periods in between. Time is recorded considering the case study assumptions detailed above and only as applicable to the competent court. Time is recorded in practice, regardless of time limits set by law if such time limits are not respected in the majority of cases.

    Source: World Bank