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Government > Red tape > Time required to enforce a contract > Days per million: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Time required to enforce a contract (days). 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. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Palau 39,028.62 2012
2 San Marino 18,401.77 2012
3 Saint Kitts and Nevis 10,786.8 2012
4 Seychelles 10,423.2 2012
5 Dominica 9,500.03 2012
6 Marshall Islands 9,057.18 2012
7 Federated States of Micronesia 8,559.41 2012
8 Kiribati 6,548.53 2012
9 Grenada 6,522.38 2012
10 Sao Tome and Principe 6,140.42 2012
11 Barbados 4,731.29 2012
12 Antigua and Barbuda 3,940.77 2012
13 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 3,602.35 2012
14 Saint Lucia 3,510.81 2012
15 Tonga 3,335.21 2012
16 Suriname 3,208.36 2012
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 2,769.8 2012
17 Belize 2,752.58 2012
18 Samoa 2,408.82 2012
Catholic countries average (profile) 2,282.37 2012
19 Maldives 1,964.89 2012
20 Vanuatu 1,739.05 2012
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 1,657.62 2012
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 1,572.55 2012
21 Djibouti 1,425 2012
22 Brunei 1,309.92 2012
23 Iceland 1,302.57 2012
Christian countries average (profile) 1,274.39 2012
24 Malta 1,207.08 2012
25 The Bahamas 1,147.97 2012
Former British colonies average (profile) 1,071.06 2012
26 East Timor 1,061.78 2012
27 Guinea-Bissau 1,030.92 2012
28 Trinidad and Tobago 1,001.91 2012
Hot countries average (profile) 892.43 2012
29 Montenegro 877.5 2012
30 Cape Verde 859.63 2012
31 Solomon Islands 827.88 2012
32 Swaziland 776.61 2012
33 Guyana 730.48 2012
34 Comoros 705.22 2012
35 Gabon 655.41 2012
36 Cyprus 651.02 2012
37 Equatorial Guinea 645.12 2012
38 Slovenia 626.78 2012
39 Luxembourg 604.02 2012
Europe average (profile) 584.12 2012
Landlocked countries average (profile) 568.56 2012
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 542.09 2012
40 Mauritius 499.44 2012
41 Bahrain 481.85 2012
42 Fiji 453.85 2012
Potential Future EU Members average (profile) 390.06 2012
43 Estonia 317.31 2012
44 Republic of Macedonia 316.78 2012
45 Botswana 311.89 2012
46 Liberia 305.46 2012
47 Bhutan 303.31 2012
48 Lesotho 299.77 2012
49 Qatar 277.98 2012
50 Jamaica 241.51 2012
Eurozone average (profile) 237.03 2012
51 Kosovo 232.51 2012
52 Latvia 231.55 2012
53 The Gambia 227.22 2012
54 Namibia 221.3 2012
South and Central Asia average (profile) 213.83 2012
55 Uruguay 213.53 2012
56 Armenia 191.98 2012
Muslim countries average (profile) 188.14 2012
57 Oman 180.45 2012
58 Panama 180.42 2012
59 Costa Rica 177.3 2012
60 Kuwait 174.13 2012
European Union average (profile) 172.54 2012
61 Puerto Rico 169.07 2012
62 Lebanon 162.94 2012
NATO countries average (profile) 155.74 2012
63 Bosnia and Herzegovina 155.19 2012
Eastern Europe average (profile) 149.28 2012
64 Central African Republic 145.85 2012
65 Albania 142.31 2012
66 Ireland 141.65 2012
Cold countries average (profile) 140.3 2012
67 Croatia 134.05 2012
Former French colonies average (profile) 132.93 2012
High income OECD countries average (profile) 129.17 2012
68 Republic of the Congo 129.12 2012
69 El Salvador 124.81 2012
70 Honduras 115.93 2012
71 Israel 112.55 2012
72 Mongolia 112.28 2012
73 Libya 112.11 2012
74 Jordan 109.05 2012
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 104.22 2012
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 103.4 2012
failed states average (profile) 102.64 2012
75 Greece 101.06 2012
76 Slovakia 100.73 2012
77 Lithuania 100.49 2012
78 Mauritania 97.47 2012
79 Guatemala 96.73 2012
80 Moldova 91.87 2012
81 Togo 88.52 2012
82 Paraguay 88.38 2012
83 Serbia 87.9 2012
84 Sierra Leone 86.14 2012
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 84.99 2012
85 Burundi 84.47 2012
86 Papua New Guinea 82.46 2012
87 Eritrea 79.92 2012
88 Benin 79.1 2012
89 Bulgaria 77.21 2012
South Asia average (profile) 74.86 2012
90 Denmark 73.34 2012
OPEC countries average (profile) 69.65 2012
91 Finland 69.26 2012
92 Nicaragua 68.26 2012
93 Laos 66.66 2012
Religious countries average (profile) 64.9 2012
94 Sri Lanka 64.84 2012
95 Georgia 63.17 2012
96 Angola 62.25 2012
97 Chad 59.69 2012
98 Czech Republic 58.11 2012
99 United Arab Emirates 56.92 2012
100 Senegal 56.83 2012
101 Bolivia 56.31 2012
102 Norway 55.79 2012
103 Afghanistan 55.06 2012
104 Tajikistan 53.69 2012
105 Tunisia 52.42 2012
106 Haiti 52.09 2012
107 Portugal 51.96 2012
108 Hong Kong 50.32 2012
109 Switzerland 48.77 2012
110 New Zealand 48.72 2012
111 Austria 46.91 2012
112 Kyrgyzstan 46.58 2012
113 Belgium 45.32 2012
114 Dominican Republic 44.76 2012
115 Zambia 43.41 2012
116 Mali 41.74 2012
117 Hungary 39.72 2012
Emerging markets average (profile) 39.38 2012
118 Madagascar 39.07 2012
119 Syria 38.93 2012
120 Cote d'Ivoire 38.81 2012
121 Ecuador 37.95 2012
122 Mozambique 37.69 2012
123 Cameroon 36.87 2012
124 Nepal 33.12 2012
125 Sweden 32.99 2012
126 Cambodia 32.49 2012
127 Niger 31.77 2012
128 Netherlands 30.65 2012
129 Zimbabwe 29.87 2012
130 Belarus 29.06 2012
131 Singapore 28.24 2012
132 Colombia 28.22 2012
133 Chile 27.48 2012
134 Malawi 27.16 2012
135 Burkina Faso 27.1 2012
136 Yemen 27.04 2012
137 Azerbaijan 25.49 2012
138 Guinea 24.1 2012
139 Romania 24.01 2012
Non-religious countries average (profile) 22.88 2012
140 Saudi Arabia 22.45 2012
141 Kazakhstan 22.03 2012
142 Burma 21.97 2012
143 Sudan 21.78 2012
144 South Sudan 21.04 2012
145 Rwanda 20.07 2012
146 Italy 19.45 2012
147 Ghana 19.2 2012
148 Venezuela 18.69 2012
149 Poland 17.77 2012
150 Australia 17.41 2012
151 Algeria 16.37 2012
152 Canada 16.34 2012
153 Iraq 15.96 2012
154 Morocco 15.68 2012
155 Malaysia 14.53 2012
156 Argentina 14.36 2012
157 Peru 14.27 2012
158 Uganda 13.48 2012
159 Egypt 12.51 2012
160 South Africa 11.72 2012
161 Spain 11.03 2012
162 Tanzania 10.78 2012
163 Kenya 10.77 2012
164 Bangladesh 9.32 2012
165 Democratic Republic of the Congo 9.28 2012
166 Philippines 8.71 2012
167 Ukraine 8.29 2012
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 8.21 2012
168 United Kingdom 6.91 2012
169 Iran 6.61 2012
170 Thailand 6.59 2012
171 Uzbekistan 6.55 2012
172 France 5.94 2012
173 Ethiopia 5.78 2012
174 Turkey 5.68 2012
175 Pakistan 5.45 2012
176 Germany 4.81 2012
177 South Korea 4.6 2012
178 Vietnam 4.51 2012
179 Brazil 3.68 2012
180 Mexico 3.43 2012
181 Japan 2.82 2012
182 Nigeria 2.71 2012
183 Indonesia 2.02 2012
184 Russia 1.88 2012
185 United States 1.18 2012
186 India 1.15 2012
187 European Union 1.1 2012
188 China 0.301 2012

Citation

"Countries Compared by Government > Red tape > Time required to enforce a contract > Days per million. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Bank, Doing Business project (http://www.doingbusiness.org/). Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Government/Red-tape/Time-required-to-enforce-a-contract/Days-per-million

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