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Transport > Maritime > Time to import > Days per million: 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. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Palau 1,493.69 2012
2 Marshall Islands 475.69 2012
3 San Marino 416.04 2012
4 Federated States of Micronesia 299.82 2012
5 Antigua and Barbuda 258.23 2012
6 Tonga 238.23 2012
7 Saint Kitts and Nevis 223.95 2012
8 Kiribati 208.36 2012
9 Dominica 195.3 2012
10 Seychelles 193.66 2012
11 Sao Tome and Principe 148.86 2012
12 Samoa 148.24 2012
13 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 118.86 2012
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 115.31 2012
14 Vanuatu 97.06 2012
15 Grenada 85.32 2012
16 Saint Lucia 71.87 2012
Catholic countries average (profile) 68.98 2012
17 Maldives 65 2012
18 Belize 61.72 2012
19 Equatorial Guinea 59.76 2012
20 Bhutan 51.23 2012
Christian countries average (profile) 39.24 2012
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 37.33 2012
21 Cape Verde 36.41 2012
22 Solomon Islands 36.39 2012
23 Brunei 36.39 2012
24 Comoros 36.24 2012
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 35.59 2012
25 Suriname 35.54 2012
26 The Bahamas 34.95 2012
27 Barbados 28.25 2012
28 Iceland 28.11 2012
Hot countries average (profile) 27.83 2012
29 Guyana 27.66 2012
Former British colonies average (profile) 26.86 2012
30 Fiji 25.15 2012
31 Montenegro 22.54 2012
32 Malta 21.51 2012
33 East Timor 21.48 2012
34 Djibouti 20.94 2012
35 Swaziland 20.31 2012
36 Botswana 18.46 2012
37 Mongolia 17.88 2012
Landlocked countries average (profile) 17.57 2012
38 Lesotho 17.06 2012
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 15.39 2012
39 Republic of the Congo 14.3 2012
40 Central African Republic 13.7 2012
41 Gabon 13.48 2012
42 Kyrgyzstan 13.44 2012
43 Guinea-Bissau 13.22 2012
44 Luxembourg 13.17 2012
Europe average (profile) 13.06 2012
South and Central Asia average (profile) 12.61 2012
45 South Sudan 12 2012
46 The Gambia 11.72 2012
47 Bahrain 11.38 2012
South Asia average (profile) 10.83 2012
48 Trinidad and Tobago 10.47 2012
49 Mauritania 10.01 2012
50 Moldova 9.83 2012
51 Eritrea 9.62 2012
Potential Future EU Members average (profile) 9.46 2012
52 Tajikistan 8.99 2012
53 Namibia 8.85 2012
54 Kosovo 8.3 2012
55 Qatar 8.29 2012
56 Chad 8.11 2012
57 Mauritius 7.74 2012
Muslim countries average (profile) 6.88 2012
58 Slovenia 6.8 2012
59 Lebanon 6.78 2012
60 Liberia 6.68 2012
61 Jamaica 6.27 2012
62 Armenia 6.06 2012
63 Libya 6.01 2012
64 Kuwait 5.85 2012
65 Albania 5.69 2012
66 Latvia 5.43 2012
67 Zimbabwe 5.32 2012
68 Uruguay 5.3 2012
69 Republic of Macedonia 5.22 2012
Cold countries average (profile) 5.15 2012
70 Paraguay 4.93 2012
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 4.89 2012
Former French colonies average (profile) 4.8 2012
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 4.76 2012
71 Burundi 4.67 2012
failed states average (profile) 4.57 2012
72 Sierra Leone 4.52 2012
73 Papua New Guinea 4.46 2012
74 Cyprus 4.43 2012
Eastern Europe average (profile) 4.37 2012
75 Togo 4.22 2012
76 Kazakhstan 4.11 2012
77 Puerto Rico 4.09 2012
78 Laos 3.91 2012
79 Croatia 3.75 2012
80 Estonia 3.73 2012
81 Niger 3.73 2012
Eurozone average (profile) 3.7 2012
82 Zambia 3.62 2012
83 Bosnia and Herzegovina 3.39 2012
84 Nicaragua 3.34 2012
85 Uzbekistan 3.32 2012
Religious countries average (profile) 3.3 2012
NATO countries average (profile) 3.19 2012
86 Belarus 3.17 2012
87 Haiti 3.05 2012
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 3 2012
88 Benin 2.98 2012
89 Slovakia 2.96 2012
90 Costa Rica 2.91 2012
European Union average (profile) 2.91 2012
91 Burkina Faso 2.86 2012
92 Azerbaijan 2.8 2012
93 Guinea 2.79 2012
OPEC countries average (profile) 2.72 2012
94 Oman 2.72 2012
95 Rwanda 2.71 2012
96 Malawi 2.7 2012
97 Lithuania 2.68 2012
98 Afghanistan 2.58 2012
99 Iraq 2.52 2012
High income OECD countries average (profile) 2.4 2012
100 Jordan 2.37 2012
101 Venezuela 2.37 2012
102 Panama 2.37 2012
103 Bulgaria 2.33 2012
104 Georgia 2.22 2012
105 Serbia 2.21 2012
106 Bolivia 2.19 2012
107 Ireland 2.18 2012
108 Angola 2.16 2012
109 Mali 2.15 2012
110 New Zealand 2.03 2012
111 Honduras 2.02 2012
112 Hungary 1.91 2012
113 Cambodia 1.75 2012
114 Cote d'Ivoire 1.71 2012
115 Ghana 1.66 2012
116 Czech Republic 1.62 2012
117 Ecuador 1.61 2012
118 El Salvador 1.59 2012
119 Tunisia 1.58 2012
120 Norway 1.39 2012
121 Nepal 1.38 2012
122 Greece 1.33 2012
123 Finland 1.29 2012
124 Israel 1.26 2012
125 Sudan 1.24 2012
126 Cameroon 1.15 2012
127 Guatemala 1.13 2012
128 Mozambique 1.11 2012
129 Madagascar 1.08 2012
130 Yemen 1.05 2012
131 Portugal 1.04 2012
132 Senegal 1.02 2012
133 Switzerland 1 2012
134 Dominican Republic 0.973 2012
Emerging markets average (profile) 0.97 2012
135 Democratic Republic of the Congo 0.959 2012
136 Austria 0.945 2012
137 Syria 0.938 2012
138 Sri Lanka 0.935 2012
139 Uganda 0.908 2012
140 Denmark 0.894 2012
141 United Arab Emirates 0.76 2012
142 Singapore 0.753 2012
143 Argentina 0.73 2012
144 Ukraine 0.724 2012
145 Belgium 0.718 2012
146 Algeria 0.702 2012
147 Hong Kong 0.699 2012
148 Chile 0.687 2012
149 Tanzania 0.649 2012
Non-religious countries average (profile) 0.645 2012
150 Sweden 0.63 2012
151 Romania 0.61 2012
152 Kenya 0.602 2012
153 Saudi Arabia 0.601 2012
154 Peru 0.567 2012
155 Burma 0.511 2012
156 Morocco 0.492 2012
157 Iran 0.484 2012
158 Ethiopia 0.48 2012
159 South Africa 0.449 2012
160 Poland 0.389 2012
161 Netherlands 0.358 2012
162 Australia 0.353 2012
163 Italy 0.295 2012
164 Canada 0.287 2012
165 Malaysia 0.274 2012
166 Colombia 0.273 2012
167 Vietnam 0.237 2012
168 Nigeria 0.231 2012
169 Bangladesh 0.22 2012
170 Spain 0.195 2012
171 Thailand 0.195 2012
172 Turkey 0.189 2012
173 Egypt 0.186 2012
174 France 0.167 2012
175 Russia 0.16 2012
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 0.147 2012
176 Philippines 0.145 2012
177 South Korea 0.14 2012
178 Pakistan 0.1 2012
179 Mexico 0.0993 2012
180 United Kingdom 0.0949 2012
181 Indonesia 0.0932 2012
182 Japan 0.0862 2012
183 Brazil 0.0856 2012
184 Germany 0.0855 2012
185 European Union 0.021 2012
186 China 0.0178 2012
187 India 0.0162 2012
188 United States 0.0159 2012

Citation

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

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