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Info Edit
Country2006200720082009201020112012201320142015
Afghanistan2,100.002,100.002,100.002,600.003,000.003,830.003,830.003,830.005,180.005,680.00
Albania820.00820.00750.00775.00710.00710.00730.00730.00730.00730.00
Algeria1,776.001,776.001,268.001,318.001,318.001,318.001,318.001,330.001,330.001,330.00
Angola1,950.001,950.001,950.002,950.002,865.002,865.002,715.002,715.002,725.002,725.00
Antigua and Barbuda2,204.002,204.001,561.001,520.001,520.001,520.001,520.001,520.001,520.001,520.00
Argentina1,825.001,825.001,825.001,810.001,810.001,810.001,810.002,260.002,260.002,320.00
Armenia1,860.001,860.001,445.002,091.002,076.002,025.002,175.002,175.002,175.002,175.00
Australia1,120.001,120.001,120.001,239.001,119.001,119.001,119.001,120.001,170.001,220.00
Austria913.00913.00913.001,195.001,195.001,195.001,195.001,155.001,155.001,215.00
Azerbaijan2,945.002,945.002,945.003,420.003,480.003,480.003,405.003,490.003,560.003,450.00
Bahamas1,470.001,470.001,470.001,470.001,495.001,495.001,770.001,770.00
Bahrain720.00720.00870.00870.00870.00870.00870.00870.00
Bangladesh1,287.001,287.001,148.001,290.001,290.001,305.001,370.001,430.001,437.001,515.00
Barbados1,615.001,615.001,615.001,615.00
Belarus2,067.002,067.002,067.002,115.002,115.002,115.002,565.002,265.002,265.002,265.00
Belgium1,400.001,400.001,400.001,400.001,400.001,400.001,400.001,400.001,400.001,400.00
Belize1,615.001,615.001,615.001,630.001,630.001,630.001,630.001,580.001,580.001,580.00
Benin1,222.001,222.001,222.001,413.001,420.001,420.001,516.001,569.001,520.001,487.00
Bhutan1,780.001,780.001,780.001,840.001,840.002,505.002,505.002,330.002,330.002,330.00
Bolivia1,452.001,452.001,452.001,747.001,747.001,747.001,747.001,747.001,745.001,745.00
Bosnia and Herzegovina1,150.001,150.00985.001,035.001,090.001,200.001,200.001,200.001,200.001,200.00
Botswana2,595.002,595.002,595.003,064.003,264.003,390.003,420.003,445.003,610.003,710.00
Brazil1,090.001,090.001,185.001,220.001,185.001,775.002,075.002,075.002,414.302,322.80
Brunei590.00590.00708.00708.00708.00745.00745.00770.00770.00
Bulgaria1,121.001,121.001,297.001,696.001,586.001,586.001,586.001,546.001,365.001,365.00
Burkina Faso3,822.003,822.003,822.003,930.003,930.004,130.004,130.004,130.004,530.004,330.00
Burundi4,035.004,035.004,035.004,035.003,950.003,950.004,520.004,670.004,420.004,420.00
Cape Verde1,070.001,070.00820.00925.00925.00925.00925.00925.00925.00925.00
Cambodia816.00852.00852.00872.00872.00872.00872.00900.00930.00930.00
Cameroon2,018.002,018.002,018.002,161.002,291.002,267.002,267.002,267.002,267.002,267.00
Canada1,425.001,425.001,425.001,785.001,660.001,660.001,660.001,660.001,680.001,680.00
Central African Republic4,534.004,534.004,534.005,074.005,554.005,734.005,734.005,734.005,735.006,335.00
Chad5,715.005,715.005,715.006,215.006,345.008,525.008,525.008,525.009,025.009,025.00
Chile600.00600.00600.00710.00710.00710.00760.00930.00930.00860.00
China430.00430.00430.00545.00545.00545.00545.00615.00800.00800.00
Colombia1,773.001,773.001,440.001,640.001,750.001,700.002,650.002,650.002,470.002,470.00
Comoros1,108.001,108.001,108.001,191.001,191.001,191.001,191.001,295.001,295.001,295.00
Congo (Kinshasa)2,688.003,088.003,088.003,388.003,388.003,740.003,740.003,890.003,890.004,290.00
Congo (Brazzaville)2,201.002,201.002,201.002,959.002,959.007,709.007,709.007,709.007,590.007,590.00
Costa Rica1,100.001,100.001,100.001,190.001,190.001,190.001,190.001,020.001,070.001,070.00
Ivory Coast2,107.002,107.002,107.002,087.002,227.002,227.002,227.002,360.002,360.001,960.00
Croatia1,200.001,200.001,200.001,141.001,141.001,141.001,180.001,180.001,185.001,185.00
Cyprus955.00955.00955.001,010.001,010.001,010.001,010.00
Czech Republic860.00860.00860.001,087.001,165.001,165.001,165.001,180.001,190.001,215.00
Denmark603.00603.00603.00744.00744.00744.00744.00744.00745.00745.00
Djibouti831.00831.00831.00849.00911.00911.00911.00911.00910.00910.00
Dominica2,112.002,112.001,357.001,560.001,560.001,560.001,600.001,600.001,600.001,600.00
Dominican Republic990.00990.001,015.001,150.001,150.001,150.001,150.001,150.001,145.001,145.00
Ecuador1,160.001,160.001,160.001,402.001,402.001,402.001,432.001,530.001,520.001,520.00
Egypt1,106.001,106.00786.00880.00880.00755.00755.00755.00790.00790.00
El Salvador585.00585.00585.00865.00865.00890.00890.001,025.001,015.001,035.00
Equatorial Guinea1,631.001,631.001,631.001,639.001,639.001,639.001,639.001,600.001,600.001,600.00
Eritrea1,981.001,981.001,981.001,981.001,981.001,981.001,981.002,000.002,000.002,000.00
Estonia675.00675.00675.00740.00740.00725.00725.00795.00795.00795.00
Ethiopia2,790.002,790.002,790.002,560.002,660.002,660.002,660.002,660.002,760.002,960.00
Fiji563.00563.00563.00623.00623.00623.00628.00628.00753.00753.00
Finland420.00420.00420.00575.00620.00620.00620.00620.00625.00625.00
France1,295.001,295.001,295.001,395.001,395.001,395.001,445.001,445.001,445.001,445.00
Gabon1,600.001,600.001,600.001,955.001,955.001,955.001,955.001,955.002,175.002,275.00
Gambia859.00859.00779.00832.00682.00735.00735.00735.00745.00745.00
Georgia1,570.001,305.001,305.001,340.001,250.001,316.001,715.001,595.001,595.001,595.00
Germany765.00765.00765.00887.00937.00937.00937.00937.00940.001,050.00
Ghana842.00842.00895.001,130.001,203.001,203.001,315.001,315.001,360.001,360.00
Greece1,245.001,245.001,245.001,265.001,265.001,265.001,265.001,135.001,135.001,135.00
Grenada2,078.002,078.002,078.002,378.002,378.002,028.002,028.002,235.002,235.002,170.00
Guatemala1,985.001,985.001,177.001,302.001,302.001,302.001,302.001,425.001,500.001,445.00
Guinea1,285.001,285.001,285.001,481.001,481.001,481.001,481.001,481.001,480.001,480.00
Guinea Bissau1,749.001,749.001,749.002,349.002,349.002,349.002,006.002,006.002,006.002,006.00
Guyana505.00505.00505.00705.00705.00720.00720.00720.00720.00720.00
Haiti1,860.001,860.001,560.001,560.001,545.001,545.001,545.001,545.001,555.001,555.00
Honduras975.00975.00975.001,190.001,190.001,205.001,420.001,510.001,500.001,630.00
Hong Kong425.00525.00525.00633.00583.00600.00565.00565.00565.00565.00
Hungary945.00945.00945.001,080.001,055.001,055.001,055.00845.00845.00845.00
Iceland1,343.001,343.001,343.001,183.001,674.001,674.001,674.001,620.001,620.001,620.00
India1,324.001,324.00990.001,040.001,040.001,105.001,150.001,200.001,462.001,462.00
Indonesia675.00675.00623.00660.00660.00660.00660.00660.00646.80646.80
Iran1,330.001,330.001,330.001,656.001,706.001,735.001,885.002,100.002,100.001,555.00
Iraq3,400.003,400.003,400.003,900.003,900.003,650.003,650.003,650.003,650.003,650.00
Ireland1,139.001,139.001,139.001,121.001,121.001,121.001,121.001,121.001,121.001,121.00
Israel560.00560.00560.00605.00605.00605.00545.00565.00565.00565.00
Italy1,217.001,217.001,217.001,231.001,231.001,245.001,245.001,145.001,145.001,145.00
Jamaica1,920.001,920.001,920.001,990.001,990.001,990.001,990.002,130.002,130.002,180.00
Japan1,094.001,094.001,094.001,094.001,094.001,107.001,107.001,107.001,021.301,021.30
Jordan955.001,065.001,065.001,290.001,290.001,335.001,335.001,335.001,235.001,235.00
Kazakhstan2,780.002,780.002,780.003,055.003,055.003,055.003,290.004,665.004,865.005,265.00
Kenya2,325.001,995.001,995.002,190.002,190.002,190.002,190.002,350.002,350.002,350.00
Kiribati1,550.001,550.001,300.00820.00820.00820.00870.00870.00870.00910.00
South Korea1,040.001,040.00745.00747.00742.00790.00695.00695.00695.00695.00
Kosovo2,330.002,280.002,280.001,810.001,810.001,730.00
Kuwait935.00935.00935.001,152.001,217.001,217.001,242.001,242.001,250.001,250.00
Kyrgyzstan2,450.002,450.002,450.003,250.003,250.003,280.003,450.004,700.005,150.006,000.00
Laos1,690.001,690.001,930.002,040.002,040.002,040.002,035.002,125.001,910.001,910.00
Latvia916.00916.00751.00801.00801.00801.00801.00801.00801.00801.00
Lebanon752.00752.00810.001,073.001,203.001,200.001,250.001,365.001,365.001,365.00
Lesotho1,210.001,210.001,210.001,715.001,715.001,610.001,665.001,945.001,945.002,045.00
Liberia1,152.001,152.001,332.001,332.001,332.001,320.001,320.001,320.001,320.00
Libya1,255.001,255.001,255.00
Lithuania980.00980.00980.00980.00980.00980.00980.00980.00800.00800.00
Luxembourg1,250.001,250.001,420.001,420.001,420.001,420.001,420.001,420.001,420.00
Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.)1,130.001,130.001,130.001,325.001,420.001,380.001,380.001,380.001,380.001,380.00
Madagascar1,282.001,282.001,282.001,660.001,660.001,555.001,555.001,555.001,555.001,555.00
Malawi2,500.002,500.002,500.002,550.002,570.002,570.002,595.002,895.002,895.002,895.00
Malaysia385.00385.00385.00450.00450.00450.00435.00420.00485.00560.00
Maldives1,200.001,200.001,200.001,348.001,348.001,526.001,526.001,526.001,610.001,610.00
Mali2,875.002,875.002,875.003,097.003,150.003,262.003,262.003,262.004,540.004,540.00
Malta950.00970.00970.00970.00
Marshall Islands900.00900.00900.00900.00720.00720.00720.00720.00720.00720.00
Mauritania1,363.001,363.001,363.001,523.001,523.001,523.001,523.001,523.001,523.001,523.00
Mauritius683.00683.00673.00677.00689.00689.00689.00695.00710.00710.00
Mexico1,761.001,761.001,761.002,050.002,050.001,880.001,780.001,780.001,804.601,887.60
Micronesia1,255.001,255.001,005.001,005.001,045.001,045.001,045.001,045.001,045.001,045.00
Moldova1,740.001,740.001,740.002,090.002,090.002,090.001,870.001,870.001,870.001,870.00
Mongolia2,274.002,274.002,274.002,274.002,274.002,274.002,400.002,710.002,950.002,950.00
Montenegro865.00865.00995.00995.00995.00985.00985.00985.00985.00
Morocco1,500.001,500.00800.001,000.001,000.001,000.00950.00950.00970.00970.00
Mozambique1,185.001,185.001,185.001,475.001,475.001,475.001,545.001,545.001,600.001,600.00
Burma (Myanmar)660.00660.00610.00
Namibia1,550.001,550.001,550.001,813.001,813.001,813.001,905.001,905.001,905.001,805.00
Nepal1,725.001,725.001,725.001,900.001,825.002,095.002,095.002,095.002,400.002,650.00
Netherlands1,005.001,005.001,005.001,020.00942.00942.00975.00975.00975.00975.00
New Zealand800.00800.00800.00850.00850.00825.00825.00825.00825.00825.00
Nicaragua1,020.001,054.001,054.001,420.001,420.001,220.001,220.001,245.001,245.001,245.00
Niger2,946.002,946.002,946.003,333.003,333.003,333.003,333.003,499.004,500.004,500.00
Nigeria1,460.001,047.001,047.001,306.001,440.001,440.001,440.001,540.001,959.501,959.50
Norway488.00488.00488.00929.00929.00929.00929.001,100.001,100.001,140.00
Oman417.00417.00417.00630.00630.00660.00680.00680.00680.00700.00
Pakistan317.00648.00648.00680.00680.00680.00705.00705.001,005.001,005.00
Palau1,010.001,010.00760.00782.00782.00672.00680.00680.00680.00680.00
Panama850.00850.00850.00879.00879.00915.00965.00965.00965.001,030.00
Papua New Guinea1,048.001,048.001,048.001,128.001,128.001,128.001,128.001,250.001,250.001,350.00
Paraguay1,400.001,400.001,400.001,700.001,750.001,750.001,750.001,750.002,275.002,275.00
Peru670.00670.00670.00895.00895.00880.00880.00880.001,010.001,010.00
Philippines800.00800.00800.00819.00819.00730.00730.00660.00660.00915.00
Poland834.00834.00834.00884.00884.00884.001,000.001,025.001,025.001,025.00
Portugal894.00894.00894.00899.00899.00899.00899.00899.00925.00925.00
Puerto Rico1,225.001,225.001,225.001,250.001,250.001,250.001,300.001,350.001,350.001,350.00
Qatar977.00977.00977.00977.001,050.001,050.001,050.001,050.00
Romania1,200.001,075.001,075.001,175.001,175.001,175.001,495.001,495.001,495.001,495.00
Russia1,685.001,685.001,685.002,165.002,165.002,545.002,495.002,780.002,484.502,594.50
Rwanda4,000.004,000.004,890.004,990.004,990.004,990.004,990.004,990.004,990.004,990.00
Saint Thomas and Principe577.00577.00577.00577.00577.00577.00577.00577.00577.00577.00
Samoa815.00815.00615.00615.00615.00615.00615.00615.00615.00615.00
San Marino1,890.001,890.001,890.00
Saudi Arabia604.00604.00758.00678.00928.00936.00936.001,054.001,229.001,309.00
Senegal1,920.001,920.001,920.002,120.002,140.002,140.001,940.001,940.001,940.001,940.00
Serbia1,540.001,540.001,540.001,659.001,659.001,659.001,709.001,760.001,760.001,910.00
Seychelles876.00876.00876.00876.00876.00876.00876.00876.00675.00675.00
Sierra Leone1,022.001,022.001,022.001,315.001,419.001,419.001,419.001,560.001,575.001,575.00
Singapore367.00367.00367.00439.00439.00439.00439.00439.00440.00440.00
Slovakia1,050.001,050.001,050.001,445.001,445.001,505.001,540.001,540.001,480.001,505.00
Slovenia1,019.001,019.001,019.001,130.001,130.00765.00765.00830.00830.00830.00
Solomon Islands1,238.001,238.00986.00942.00985.00985.00985.00785.00785.00785.00
South Africa1,195.001,195.001,195.001,721.001,807.001,807.001,795.001,940.001,980.002,080.00
South Sudan9,285.009,285.009,285.00
Spain1,129.001,129.001,129.001,250.001,350.001,350.001,350.001,350.001,350.001,400.00
Sri Lanka589.00589.00644.00695.00695.00695.00695.00725.00725.00690.00
Saint Kitts and Nevis2,333.002,333.002,333.002,515.002,515.002,515.002,515.002,615.002,615.002,615.00
Saint Lucia2,470.002,470.002,170.002,220.002,220.002,320.002,320.002,250.002,280.002,280.00
Saint Vincent and Grenadines1,605.001,605.001,455.001,455.001,455.001,455.001,455.001,425.001,425.001,425.00
Sudan1,970.001,970.002,300.002,900.002,900.002,900.002,900.002,900.002,900.003,400.00
Suriname815.00815.00815.00885.00885.00945.001,065.001,165.001,165.001,190.00
Swaziland1,820.001,820.001,820.002,249.002,249.001,849.002,030.002,085.002,145.002,245.00
Sweden619.00619.00619.00735.00735.00735.00735.00735.00735.00735.00
Switzerland1,333.001,333.001,333.001,505.001,540.001,540.001,540.001,440.001,440.001,440.00
Syria1,822.001,760.001,760.001,625.001,625.001,625.001,625.001,625.002,075.002,410.00
Taiwan747.00747.00747.00769.00732.00700.00720.00720.00720.00720.00
Tajikistan4,500.004,500.004,500.004,550.004,550.004,550.004,550.009,800.0010,250.0010,650.00
Tanzania917.001,425.001,425.001,475.001,475.001,475.001,430.001,565.001,615.001,615.00
Thailand1,042.001,042.00786.00795.00795.00795.00750.00750.00760.00760.00
Timor Leste735.00735.00395.00415.00415.00415.00415.00415.00415.00415.00
Togo841.001,040.001,040.001,109.001,109.001,109.001,109.001,109.001,190.001,190.00
Tonga725.00725.00475.00475.00475.00475.00525.00490.00490.00500.00
Trinidad and Tobago1,100.001,100.001,100.001,100.001,100.001,250.001,260.001,260.001,260.001,260.00
Tunisia600.00600.00810.00858.00858.00858.00858.00858.00860.00910.00
Turkey935.00935.001,013.001,063.001,063.001,063.001,063.001,235.001,235.001,235.00
Uganda2,945.002,945.002,990.003,290.003,390.002,940.003,015.003,215.003,375.003,375.00
Ukraine1,695.001,695.001,695.001,880.001,880.001,880.002,455.002,455.002,505.002,455.00
United Arab Emirates462.00462.00462.00587.00579.00542.00635.00590.00615.00625.00
United Kingdom1,267.001,267.001,267.001,350.001,160.001,045.001,045.001,045.001,050.001,050.00
United States1,160.001,160.001,160.001,245.001,315.001,315.001,315.001,315.001,289.001,289.00
Uruguay1,180.001,180.001,180.001,330.001,330.001,330.001,330.001,440.001,440.001,440.00
Uzbekistan4,167.004,167.004,167.004,717.004,717.004,767.004,767.004,867.005,352.006,452.00
Vanuatu2,170.002,170.001,920.001,087.001,087.001,160.001,440.001,440.001,440.001,440.00
Venezuela900.00900.002,400.002,868.002,868.002,868.002,868.002,868.003,695.003,695.00
Vietnam586.00586.00586.00606.00645.00645.00670.00600.00600.00600.00
West Bank and Gaza995.00995.00995.001,225.001,225.001,225.001,295.001,295.001,390.001,425.00
Yemen1,475.001,475.001,475.001,475.001,475.001,475.001,475.001,490.001,490.001,560.00
Zambia2,840.002,840.002,840.003,335.003,335.006,115.006,115.006,360.006,360.007,060.00
Zimbabwe2,420.002,420.002,420.003,999.005,101.005,101.005,101.005,200.005,660.006,160.00

The ranking of economies on the ease of trading across borders is determined by sorting their distance to frontier scores for trading across borders. These scores are the simple average of the distance to frontier scores for the time and cost for documentary compliance and border compliance to import. Insurance cost and informal payments for which no receipt is issued are excluded from the costs recorded. Costs are reported in U.S. dollars. Contributors are asked to convert local currency into U.S. dollars based on the exchange rate prevailing on the day they answer the questionnaire. Contributors are private sector experts in international trade logistics and are informed about exchange rates and their movements.

Source: World Bank