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Economy > Time required to enforce a contract > Days: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Time required to enforce a contract is the number of calendar days from the filing of the lawsuit in court until the final determination and, in appropriate cases, payment.".

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Suriname 1,715 2009
2 Afghanistan 1,642 2009
3 Guatemala 1,459 2009
4 Bangladesh 1,442 2009
5 East Timor 1,435 2009
6 India 1,420 2009
7 Colombia 1,346 2009
8 Trinidad and Tobago 1,340 2009
9 Sri Lanka 1,318 2009
10 Slovenia 1,290 2009
11 Liberia 1,280 2009
12 Djibouti 1,225 2009
13 Italy 1,210 2009
14 Sao Tome and Principe 1,185 2009
South Asia average (profile) 1,141 2009
15 Guinea-Bissau 1,140 2009
16 Gabon 1,070 2009
17 Pakistan 976 2009
18 Swaziland 972 2009
19 Honduras 900 2009
20 Belize 892 2009
21 Israel 890 2009
22 Palau 885 2009
23 Syria 872 2009
24 Madagascar 871 2009
25 Costa Rica 852 2009
26 Philippines 842 2009
27 Burundi 832 2009
28 Poland 830 2009
29 Benin 825 2009
30 Greece 819 2009
31 Sudan 810 2009
South and Central Asia average (profile) 808.17 2009
32 Cameroon 800 2009
33 El Salvador 786 2009
34 Lesotho 785 2009
35 Senegal 780 2009
36 Cote d'Ivoire 770 2009
37 Chad 743 2009
=38 Nepal 735 2009
=38 Cyprus 735 2009
failed states average (profile) 733.62 2009
40 Mozambique 730 2009
41 Lebanon 721 2009
=42 Mauritius 720 2009
=42 Seychelles 720 2009
=42 Uruguay 720 2009
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 709.77 2009
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 701.95 2009
45 Jordan 689 2009
46 Grenada 688 2009
47 Botswana 687 2009
48 Panama 686 2009
49 Dominica 681 2009
50 Maldives 665 2009
Catholic countries average (profile) 665 2009
=51 Central African Republic 660 2009
=51 Kiribati 660 2009
Religious countries average (profile) 657.67 2009
53 Jamaica 655 2009
Former French colonies average (profile) 655 2009
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 652.51 2009
=54 Serbia and Montenegro 635 2009
=54 Bahrain 635 2009
=54 Saudi Arabia 635 2009
=54 Saint Lucia 635 2009
58 Algeria 630 2009
59 Mali 626 2009
60 Democratic Republic of the Congo 625 2009
Former British colonies average (profile) 624.02 2009
=61 Ethiopia 620 2009
=61 Puerto Rico 620 2009
63 Brazil 616 2009
Muslim countries average (profile) 615.7 2009
64 Morocco 615 2009
65 Czech Republic 611 2009
66 South Africa 600 2009
67 Oman 598 2009
68 Bosnia and Herzegovina 595 2009
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 594.54 2009
=69 Papua New Guinea 591 2009
=69 Paraguay 591 2009
=69 Bolivia 591 2009
72 Argentina 590 2009
=73 Ecuador 588 2009
=73 Togo 588 2009
75 Malaysia 585 2009
Emerging markets average (profile) 584.76 2009
76 Guyana 581 2009
77 Saint Kitts and Nevis 578 2009
Eurozone average (profile) 574.53 2009
=78 Canada 570 2009
=78 Indonesia 570 2009
=78 Qatar 570 2009
81 Kuwait 566 2009
=82 Slovakia 565 2009
=82 Tunisia 565 2009
84 Bulgaria 564 2009
85 Croatia 561 2009
86 Congo, Republic of the 560 2009
87 Equatorial Guinea 553 2009
European Union average (profile) 548.22 2009
88 European Union 547.73 2009
89 Portugal 547 2009
90 Niger 545 2009
=91 Brunei 540 2009
=91 Nicaragua 540 2009
93 United Arab Emirates 537 2009
NATO countries average (profile) 531.44 2009
High income OECD countries average (profile) 525.87 2009
94 Iraq 520 2009
=95 Ireland 515 2009
=95 Sierra Leone 515 2009
=95 Spain 515 2009
98 Netherlands 514 2009
99 Romania 512 2009
=100 Venezuela 510 2009
=100 Uganda 510 2009
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 509.14 2009
=102 Sweden 508 2009
=102 Haiti 508 2009
104 Comoros 506 2009
105 Belgium 505 2009
Eastern Europe average (profile) 490.35 2009
106 Ghana 487 2009
Europe average (profile) 483.6 2009
107 Chile 480 2009
108 Thailand 479 2009
109 Marshall Islands 476 2009
110 Zambia 471 2009
111 Kenya 465 2009
112 Tanzania 462 2009
113 Dominican Republic 460 2009
114 Nigeria 457 2009
=115 Samoa 455 2009
=115 Solomon Islands 455 2009
117 Burkina Faso 446 2009
118 Laos 443 2009
Cold countries average (profile) 439.08 2009
119 The Gambia 434 2009
120 Malawi 432 2009
=121 Tajikistan 430 2009
=121 Vanuatu 430 2009
123 Peru 428 2009
124 The Bahamas 427 2009
=125 Estonia 425 2009
=125 Cape Verde 425 2009
Non-religious countries average (profile) 420.33 2009
127 Turkey 420 2009
=128 Switzerland 417 2009
=128 Iceland 417 2009
130 Mexico 415 2009
131 Zimbabwe 410 2009
132 China 406 2009
133 Eritrea 405 2009
134 Cambodia 401 2009
135 United Kingdom 399 2009
=136 Fiji 397 2009
=136 Austria 397 2009
=138 Australia 395 2009
=138 Hungary 395 2009
=140 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 394 2009
=140 Germany 394 2009
=142 Albania 390 2009
=142 Kazakhstan 390 2009
144 Denmark 380 2009
145 Finland 375 2009
146 Mauritania 370 2009
147 Moldova 365 2009
148 Japan 360 2009
149 Antigua and Barbuda 351 2009
150 Tonga 350 2009
151 Ukraine 345 2009
152 France 331 2009
153 Luxembourg 321 2009
154 Mongolia 314 2009
155 Latvia 309 2009
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 307.64 2009
156 United States 300 2009
157 Vietnam 295 2009
=158 Georgia 285 2009
=158 Armenia 285 2009
160 Russia 281 2009
161 Norway 280 2009
162 Guinea 276 2009
163 Lithuania 275 2009
164 Namibia 270 2009
=165 Rwanda 260 2009
=165 Kyrgyzstan 260 2009
167 Azerbaijan 237 2009
=168 Belarus 225 2009
=168 Bhutan 225 2009
170 New Zealand 216 2009
171 Uzbekistan 195 2009
172 Singapore 150 2009

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Time required to enforce a contract > Days. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Bank, Doing Business project (http://www.doingbusiness.org/). Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Economy/Time-required-to-enforce-a-contract/Days

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