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Transport > Maritime > Time to import > Days: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Time to import (days). Time is recorded in calendar days. The time calculation for a procedure starts from the moment it is initiated and runs until it is completed. If a procedure can be accelerated for an additional cost, the fastest legal procedure is chosen. It is assumed that neither the exporter nor the importer wastes time and that each commits to completing each remaining procedure without delay. Procedures that can be completed in parallel are measured as simultaneous. The waiting time between procedures--for example, during unloading of the cargo--is included in the measure.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 South Sudan 130 2013
2 Chad 98 2013
3 Uzbekistan 95 2013
4 Afghanistan 85 2013
=5 Venezuela 82 2013
=5 Iraq 82 2013
7 Kyrgyzstan 75 2013
8 Tajikistan 72 2013
9 Zimbabwe 71 2013
10 Kazakhstan 69 2013
11 Democratic Republic of the Congo 63 2013
12 Niger 62 2013
13 Eritrea 59 2013
14 Central African Republic 55 2013
failed states average (profile) 54.93 2013
15 Republic of the Congo 54 2013
16 Mongolia 50 2013
=17 Burkina Faso 49 2013
=17 Zambia 49 2013
South and Central Asia average (profile) 48.75 2013
=19 Sudan 46 2013
=19 Burundi 46 2013
=21 Ethiopia 44 2013
=21 Equatorial Guinea 44 2013
=23 Malawi 43 2013
=23 Angola 43 2013
25 Ghana 42 2013
Landlocked countries average (profile) 41.55 2013
South Asia average (profile) 39.2 2013
26 Nepal 39 2013
=27 Mauritania 38 2013
=27 Bhutan 38 2013
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 37.13 2013
=29 Libya 37 2013
=29 Iran 37 2013
OPEC countries average (profile) 36.45 2013
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 35.93 2013
=31 Bangladesh 35 2013
=31 Moldova 35 2013
=31 Botswana 35 2013
34 Cote d'Ivoire 34 2013
Muslim countries average (profile) 33.29 2013
=35 Nigeria 33 2013
=35 Lesotho 33 2013
=35 Uganda 33 2013
Religious countries average (profile) 32.62 2013
=38 Papua New Guinea 32 2013
=38 Mali 32 2013
Former French colonies average (profile) 31.92 2013
=40 Tanzania 31 2013
=40 Guinea 31 2013
=40 Palau 31 2013
=40 Federated States of Micronesia 31 2013
=40 Haiti 31 2013
=45 Rwanda 30 2013
=45 Sierra Leone 30 2013
=45 Lebanon 30 2013
=45 Paraguay 30 2013
=45 Argentina 30 2013
=45 Belarus 30 2013
51 Togo 29 2013
=52 Liberia 28 2013
=52 Sao Tome and Principe 28 2013
=52 Samoa 28 2013
=52 Ukraine 28 2013
=56 Benin 27 2013
=56 Algeria 27 2013
=56 Burma 27 2013
Hot countries average (profile) 26.36 2013
=59 East Timor 26 2013
=59 Syria 26 2013
=59 Kenya 26 2013
=59 Laos 26 2013
=59 Comoros 26 2013
=64 Cameroon 25 2013
=64 Ecuador 25 2013
=64 Yemen 25 2013
=64 Azerbaijan 25 2013
=64 Tonga 25 2013
=64 Mozambique 25 2013
=64 Marshall Islands 25 2013
=71 Vanuatu 24 2013
=71 Cambodia 24 2013
=71 Bolivia 24 2013
=71 China 24 2013
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 23.39 2013
=75 Swaziland 23 2013
=75 Indonesia 23 2013
=75 Antigua and Barbuda 23 2013
Christian countries average (profile) 22.75 2013
Former British colonies average (profile) 22.06 2013
=78 Fiji 22 2013
=78 Maldives 22 2013
=78 Gabon 22 2013
=78 Guinea-Bissau 22 2013
=78 Guyana 22 2013
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 21.79 2013
Catholic countries average (profile) 21.61 2013
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 21.07 2013
=83 Madagascar 21 2013
=83 The Gambia 21 2013
=83 Vietnam 21 2013
=83 Russia 21 2013
=83 South Africa 21 2013
=83 Kiribati 21 2013
=89 India 20 2013
=89 Solomon Islands 20 2013
=89 Nicaragua 20 2013
=89 Namibia 20 2013
Cold countries average (profile) 19.24 2013
=93 Belize 19 2013
=93 Suriname 19 2013
=93 Hungary 19 2013
=93 Kuwait 19 2013
Emerging markets average (profile) 18.96 2013
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 18.75 2013
Eastern Europe average (profile) 18.35 2013
=97 Italy 18 2013
=97 Cape Verde 18 2013
=97 Pakistan 18 2013
=97 Albania 18 2013
=97 Armenia 18 2013
=97 Djibouti 18 2013
=103 Qatar 17 2013
=103 Saudi Arabia 17 2013
=103 Guatemala 17 2013
=103 Jamaica 17 2013
=103 Czech Republic 17 2013
=103 Peru 17 2013
=103 Bulgaria 17 2013
=103 Brazil 17 2013
=103 Seychelles 17 2013
=103 Tunisia 17 2013
=103 Sri Lanka 17 2013
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 16.88 2013
=114 Slovakia 16 2013
=114 Morocco 16 2013
=114 Uruguay 16 2013
=114 Honduras 16 2013
=118 Bahrain 15 2013
=118 Kosovo 15 2013
=118 Jordan 15 2013
=118 Serbia 15 2013
=118 Greece 15 2013
=118 Brunei 15 2013
=118 Puerto Rico 15 2013
=118 Croatia 15 2013
=118 Egypt 15 2013
=127 Dominica 14 2013
=127 Turkey 14 2013
=127 Montenegro 14 2013
=127 Costa Rica 14 2013
=127 Philippines 14 2013
=127 Senegal 14 2013
=127 Trinidad and Tobago 14 2013
=127 Slovenia 14 2013
=127 Poland 14 2013
Potential Future EU Members average (profile) 13.62 2013
Europe average (profile) 13.13 2013
=136 Bosnia and Herzegovina 13 2013
=136 Portugal 13 2013
=136 Thailand 13 2013
=136 Colombia 13 2013
=136 The Bahamas 13 2013
=136 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 13 2013
=136 Saint Lucia 13 2013
=136 San Marino 13 2013
=136 Romania 13 2013
Non-religious countries average (profile) 12.77 2013
=145 Saint Kitts and Nevis 12 2013
=145 Chile 12 2013
NATO countries average (profile) 11.59 2013
=147 France 11 2013
=147 Mexico 11 2013
=147 Republic of Macedonia 11 2013
=147 Latvia 11 2013
=147 Japan 11 2013
152 European Union 10.71 2013
European Union average (profile) 10.71 2013
=153 Canada 10 2013
=153 Dominican Republic 10 2013
=153 Mauritius 10 2013
=153 Ireland 10 2013
=153 El Salvador 10 2013
=153 Georgia 10 2013
=153 Israel 10 2013
Eurozone average (profile) 9.94 2013
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 9.71 2013
High income OECD countries average (profile) 9.61 2013
=160 Panama 9 2013
=160 Lithuania 9 2013
=160 Spain 9 2013
=160 Oman 9 2013
=160 New Zealand 9 2013
=160 Grenada 9 2013
=160 Malta 9 2013
=160 Iceland 9 2013
=168 Malaysia 8 2013
=168 Barbados 8 2013
=168 Australia 8 2013
=168 Austria 8 2013
=168 Belgium 8 2013
=168 Switzerland 8 2013
=174 South Korea 7 2013
=174 Norway 7 2013
=174 Finland 7 2013
=174 Luxembourg 7 2013
=174 United Arab Emirates 7 2013
=174 Germany 7 2013
=180 Netherlands 6 2013
=180 United Kingdom 6 2013
=180 Sweden 6 2013
=183 Hong Kong 5 2013
=183 Denmark 5 2013
=183 Estonia 5 2013
=183 Cyprus 5 2013
=183 United States 5 2013
188 Singapore 4 2013

Citation

"Countries Compared by Transport > Maritime > Time to import > 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/Transport/Maritime/Time-to-import/Days

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