Doing Business, trading across borders, cost to import

U.S. dollars per container, 2006–2015

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    2006 Ranking
    1. Chad 5,715.00
    2. Central African Republic 4,534.00
    3. Tajikistan 4,500.00
    4. Uzbekistan 4,167.00
    5. Burundi 4,035.00
    6. Rwanda 4,000.00
    7. Burkina Faso 3,822.00
    8. Iraq 3,400.00
    9. Niger 2,946.00
    10. Uganda 2,945.00
    11. Azerbaijan 2,945.00
    12. Mali 2,875.00
    13. Zambia 2,840.00
    14. Ethiopia 2,790.00
    15. Kazakhstan 2,780.00
    16. Congo (Kinshasa) 2,688.00
    17. Botswana 2,595.00
    18. Malawi 2,500.00
    19. Saint Lucia 2,470.00
    20. Kyrgyzstan 2,450.00
    21. Zimbabwe 2,420.00
    22. Saint Kitts and Nevis 2,333.00
    23. Kenya 2,325.00
    24. Mongolia 2,274.00
    25. Antigua and Barbuda 2,204.00
    26. Congo (Brazzaville) 2,201.00
    27. Vanuatu 2,170.00
    28. Dominica 2,112.00
    29. Ivory Coast 2,107.00
    30. Afghanistan 2,100.00
    31. Grenada 2,078.00
    32. Belarus 2,067.00
    33. Cameroon 2,018.00
    34. Guatemala 1,985.00
    35. Eritrea 1,981.00
    36. Sudan 1,970.00
    37. Angola 1,950.00
    38. Senegal 1,920.00
    39. Jamaica 1,920.00
    40. Haiti 1,860.00
    41. Armenia 1,860.00
    42. Argentina 1,825.00
    43. Syria 1,822.00
    44. Swaziland 1,820.00
    45. Bhutan 1,780.00
    46. Algeria 1,776.00
    47. Colombia 1,773.00
    48. Mexico 1,761.00
    49. Guinea Bissau 1,749.00
    50. Moldova 1,740.00
    51. Nepal 1,725.00
    52. Ukraine 1,695.00
    53. Laos 1,690.00
    54. Russia 1,685.00
    55. Equatorial Guinea 1,631.00
    56. Belize 1,615.00
    57. Saint Vincent and Grenadines 1,605.00
    58. Gabon 1,600.00
    59. Georgia 1,570.00
    60. Kiribati 1,550.00
    61. Namibia 1,550.00
    62. Serbia 1,540.00
    63. Morocco 1,500.00
    64. Yemen 1,475.00
    65. Nigeria 1,460.00
    66. Bolivia 1,452.00
    67. Canada 1,425.00
    68. Belgium 1,400.00
    69. Paraguay 1,400.00
    70. Mauritania 1,363.00
    71. Iceland 1,343.00
    72. Switzerland 1,333.00
    73. Iran 1,330.00
    74. India 1,324.00
    75. France 1,295.00
    76. Bangladesh 1,287.00
    77. Guinea 1,285.00
    78. Madagascar 1,282.00
    79. United Kingdom 1,267.00
    80. Micronesia 1,255.00
    81. Greece 1,245.00
    82. Solomon Islands 1,238.00
    83. Puerto Rico 1,225.00
    84. Benin 1,222.00
    85. Italy 1,217.00
    86. Lesotho 1,210.00
    87. Maldives 1,200.00
    88. Croatia 1,200.00
    89. Romania 1,200.00
    90. South Africa 1,195.00
    91. Mozambique 1,185.00
    92. Uruguay 1,180.00
    93. United States 1,160.00
    94. Ecuador 1,160.00
    95. Bosnia and Herzegovina 1,150.00
    96. Ireland 1,139.00
    97. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 1,130.00
    98. Spain 1,129.00
    99. Bulgaria 1,121.00
    100. Australia 1,120.00
    101. Comoros 1,108.00
    102. Egypt 1,106.00
    103. Costa Rica 1,100.00
    104. Trinidad and Tobago 1,100.00
    105. Japan 1,094.00
    106. Brazil 1,090.00
    107. Cape Verde 1,070.00
    108. Slovakia 1,050.00
    109. Papua New Guinea 1,048.00
    110. Thailand 1,042.00
    111. South Korea 1,040.00
    112. Sierra Leone 1,022.00
    113. Nicaragua 1,020.00
    114. Slovenia 1,019.00
    115. Palau 1,010.00
    116. Netherlands 1,005.00
    117. West Bank and Gaza 995.00
    118. Dominican Republic 990.00
    119. Lithuania 980.00
    120. Honduras 975.00
    121. Jordan 955.00
    122. Hungary 945.00
    123. Turkey 935.00
    124. Kuwait 935.00
    125. Tanzania 917.00
    126. Latvia 916.00
    127. Austria 913.00
    128. Marshall Islands 900.00
    129. Venezuela 900.00
    130. Portugal 894.00
    131. Seychelles 876.00
    132. Czech Republic 860.00
    133. Gambia 859.00
    134. Panama 850.00
    135. Ghana 842.00
    136. Togo 841.00
    137. Poland 834.00
    138. Djibouti 831.00
    139. Albania 820.00
    140. Cambodia 816.00
    141. Samoa 815.00
    142. Suriname 815.00
    143. Philippines 800.00
    144. New Zealand 800.00
    145. Germany 765.00
    146. Lebanon 752.00
    147. Taiwan 747.00
    148. Timor Leste 735.00
    149. Tonga 725.00
    150. Mauritius 683.00
    151. Indonesia 675.00
    152. Estonia 675.00
    153. Peru 670.00
    154. Sweden 619.00
    155. Saudi Arabia 604.00
    156. Denmark 603.00
    157. Tunisia 600.00
    158. Chile 600.00
    159. Sri Lanka 589.00
    160. Vietnam 586.00
    161. El Salvador 585.00
    162. Saint Thomas and Principe 577.00
    163. Fiji 563.00
    164. Israel 560.00
    165. Guyana 505.00
    166. Norway 488.00
    167. United Arab Emirates 462.00
    168. China 430.00
    169. Hong Kong 425.00
    170. Finland 420.00
    171. Oman 417.00
    172. Malaysia 385.00
    173. Singapore 367.00
    174. Pakistan 317.00
    2015 Ranking
    1. Tajikistan 10,650.00
    2. South Sudan 9,285.00
    3. Chad 9,025.00
    4. Congo (Brazzaville) 7,590.00
    5. Zambia 7,060.00
    6. Uzbekistan 6,452.00
    7. Central African Republic 6,335.00
    8. Zimbabwe 6,160.00
    9. Kyrgyzstan 6,000.00
    10. Afghanistan 5,680.00
    11. Kazakhstan 5,265.00
    12. Rwanda 4,990.00
    13. Mali 4,540.00
    14. Niger 4,500.00
    15. Burundi 4,420.00
    16. Burkina Faso 4,330.00
    17. Congo (Kinshasa) 4,290.00
    18. Botswana 3,710.00
    19. Venezuela 3,695.00
    20. Iraq 3,650.00
    21. Azerbaijan 3,450.00
    22. Sudan 3,400.00
    23. Uganda 3,375.00
    24. Ethiopia 2,960.00
    25. Mongolia 2,950.00
    26. Malawi 2,895.00
    27. Angola 2,725.00
    28. Nepal 2,650.00
    29. Saint Kitts and Nevis 2,615.00
    30. Russia 2,594.50
    31. Colombia 2,470.00
    32. Ukraine 2,455.00
    33. Syria 2,410.00
    34. Kenya 2,350.00
    35. Bhutan 2,330.00
    36. Brazil 2,322.80
    37. Argentina 2,320.00
    38. Saint Lucia 2,280.00
    39. Gabon 2,275.00
    40. Paraguay 2,275.00
    41. Cameroon 2,267.00
    42. Belarus 2,265.00
    43. Swaziland 2,245.00
    44. Jamaica 2,180.00
    45. Armenia 2,175.00
    46. Grenada 2,170.00
    47. South Africa 2,080.00
    48. Lesotho 2,045.00
    49. Guinea Bissau 2,006.00
    50. Eritrea 2,000.00
    51. Ivory Coast 1,960.00
    52. Nigeria 1,959.50
    53. Senegal 1,940.00
    54. Serbia 1,910.00
    55. Laos 1,910.00
    56. San Marino 1,890.00
    57. Mexico 1,887.60
    58. Moldova 1,870.00
    59. Namibia 1,805.00
    60. Bahamas 1,770.00
    61. Bolivia 1,745.00
    62. Kosovo 1,730.00
    63. Canada 1,680.00
    64. Honduras 1,630.00
    65. Iceland 1,620.00
    66. Tanzania 1,615.00
    67. Barbados 1,615.00
    68. Maldives 1,610.00
    69. Dominica 1,600.00
    70. Mozambique 1,600.00
    71. Equatorial Guinea 1,600.00
    72. Georgia 1,595.00
    73. Belize 1,580.00
    74. Sierra Leone 1,575.00
    75. Yemen 1,560.00
    76. Madagascar 1,555.00
    77. Haiti 1,555.00
    78. Iran 1,555.00
    79. Mauritania 1,523.00
    80. Ecuador 1,520.00
    81. Antigua and Barbuda 1,520.00
    82. Bangladesh 1,515.00
    83. Slovakia 1,505.00
    84. Romania 1,495.00
    85. Benin 1,487.00
    86. Guinea 1,480.00
    87. India 1,462.00
    88. France 1,445.00
    89. Guatemala 1,445.00
    90. Uruguay 1,440.00
    91. Vanuatu 1,440.00
    92. Switzerland 1,440.00
    93. Saint Vincent and Grenadines 1,425.00
    94. West Bank and Gaza 1,425.00
    95. Luxembourg 1,420.00
    96. Belgium 1,400.00
    97. Spain 1,400.00
    98. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 1,380.00
    99. Lebanon 1,365.00
    100. Bulgaria 1,365.00
    101. Ghana 1,360.00
    102. Puerto Rico 1,350.00
    103. Papua New Guinea 1,350.00
    104. Algeria 1,330.00
    105. Liberia 1,320.00
    106. Saudi Arabia 1,309.00
    107. Comoros 1,295.00
    108. United States 1,289.00
    109. Trinidad and Tobago 1,260.00
    110. Libya 1,255.00
    111. Kuwait 1,250.00
    112. Nicaragua 1,245.00
    113. Turkey 1,235.00
    114. Jordan 1,235.00
    115. Australia 1,220.00
    116. Austria 1,215.00
    117. Czech Republic 1,215.00
    118. Bosnia and Herzegovina 1,200.00
    119. Suriname 1,190.00
    120. Togo 1,190.00
    121. Croatia 1,185.00
    122. Dominican Republic 1,145.00
    123. Italy 1,145.00
    124. Norway 1,140.00
    125. Greece 1,135.00
    126. Ireland 1,121.00
    127. Costa Rica 1,070.00
    128. Germany 1,050.00
    129. Qatar 1,050.00
    130. United Kingdom 1,050.00
    131. Micronesia 1,045.00
    132. El Salvador 1,035.00
    133. Panama 1,030.00
    134. Poland 1,025.00
    135. Japan 1,021.30
    136. Peru 1,010.00
    137. Cyprus 1,010.00
    138. Pakistan 1,005.00
    139. Montenegro 985.00
    140. Netherlands 975.00
    141. Malta 970.00
    142. Morocco 970.00
    143. Cambodia 930.00
    144. Portugal 925.00
    145. Cape Verde 925.00
    146. Philippines 915.00
    147. Djibouti 910.00
    148. Tunisia 910.00
    149. Kiribati 910.00
    150. Bahrain 870.00
    151. Chile 860.00
    152. Hungary 845.00
    153. Slovenia 830.00
    154. New Zealand 825.00
    155. Latvia 801.00
    156. China 800.00
    157. Lithuania 800.00
    158. Estonia 795.00
    159. Egypt 790.00
    160. Solomon Islands 785.00
    161. Brunei 770.00
    162. Thailand 760.00
    163. Fiji 753.00
    164. Denmark 745.00
    165. Gambia 745.00
    166. Sweden 735.00
    167. Albania 730.00
    168. Marshall Islands 720.00
    169. Guyana 720.00
    170. Taiwan 720.00
    171. Mauritius 710.00
    172. Oman 700.00
    173. South Korea 695.00
    174. Sri Lanka 690.00
    175. Palau 680.00
    176. Seychelles 675.00
    177. Indonesia 646.80
    178. Finland 625.00
    179. United Arab Emirates 625.00
    180. Samoa 615.00
    181. Burma (Myanmar) 610.00
    182. Vietnam 600.00
    183. Saint Thomas and Principe 577.00
    184. Israel 565.00
    185. Hong Kong 565.00
    186. Malaysia 560.00
    187. Tonga 500.00
    188. Singapore 440.00
    189. Timor Leste 415.00

    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