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Kuwait Business Guide


Geography


Location:
Middle East, bordering the Persian Gulf, between Iraq and Saudi Arabia


Geographic coordinates:
29 30 N, 45 45 E


Map references:
Middle East


Area:
total:17,818 sq kmcountry comparison to the world: 158
land:17,818 sq km
water:0 sq km


Area - comparative:
slightly smaller than New Jersey


Land boundaries:
total:462 km
border countries:Iraq 240 km, Saudi Arabia 222 km


Coastline:
499 km


Maritime claims:
territorial sea:12 nm

Climate:
dry desert; intensely hot summers; short, cool winters


Terrain:
flat to slightly undulating desert plain


Elevation extremes:
lowest point:Persian Gulf 0 m
highest point:unnamed elevation 306 m


    Natural resources:
petroleum, fish, shrimp, natural gas


Land use:
arable land:0.62%
permanent crops:0.28%
other:99.1% (2011)


Irrigated land:
86 sq km (2007)


Total renewable water resources:
0.02 cu km (2011)


Freshwater withdrawal (domestic/industrial/agricultural):
0.02 cu km (2011)

Natural hazards:
sudden cloudbursts are common from October to April and bring heavy rain, which can damage roads and houses; sandstorms and dust storms occur throughout the year but are most common between March and August


Environment - current issues:
limited natural freshwater resources; some of world's largest and most sophisticated desalination facilities provide much of the water; air and water pollution; desertification


Environment - international agreements:
party to:Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection
signed, but not ratified:Marine Dumping


Geography - note:
strategic location at head of Persian Gulf



People and Society


Nationality:
noun: Kuwaiti(s)
adjective:Kuwaiti


Ethnic groups:
Kuwaiti 31.3%, other Arab 27.9%, Asian 37.8%, African 1.9%, other 1.1% (includes European, North American, South American, and Australian) (2013 est.)


Languages:
Arabic (official), English widely spoken


Religions:
Muslim (official) 76.7%, Christian 17.3%, other and unspecified 5.9%


Population:
2,742,711country comparison to the world: 141
note:Kuwait's Public Authority for Civil Information estimates the country's total population to be 3,996,899 for 2014, with immigrants accounting for almost 69% (July 2014 est.)



Age structure:
0-14 years:25.4% (male 363,001/female 334,851)
15-24 years:15.3% (male 230,628/female 188,892)
25-54 years:52.3% (male 910,832/female 524,690)
55-64 years:4.7% (male 73,816/female 54,678)
65 years and over:2.1% (male 29,312/female 32,011) (2014 est.)


Dependency ratios:
total dependency ratio:37.1 %
youth dependency ratio:33.8 %
elderly dependency ratio:3.3 %
potential support ratio:30.4 (2014 est.)


Median age:
total:28.9 years
male:30.1 years
female:26.8 years (2014 est.)


Population growth rate:
1.7%country comparison to the world: 73
note:this rate reflects a return to pre-Gulf crisis immigration of expatriates (2014 est.)



Birth rate:
20.26 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)country comparison to the world: 84


Death rate:
2.16 deaths/1,000 population (2014 est.)country comparison to the world: 223


Net migration rate:
-1.11 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)country comparison to the world: 151


Urbanization:
urban population:98.3% of total population (2011)
rate of urbanization:2.42% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)


Major urban areas - population:
KUWAIT (capital) 2.406 million (2011)


Sex ratio:
at birth:1.05 male(s)/female
0-14 years:1.08 male(s)/female
15-24 years:1.22 male(s)/female
25-54 years:1.74 male(s)/female
55-64 years:1.42 male(s)/female
65 years and over:0.96 male(s)/female
total population:1.43 male(s)/female (2014 est.)


Maternal mortality rate:
14 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)


    Infant mortality rate:
total:7.51 deaths/1,000 live birthscountry comparison to the world: 159
male:7.26 deaths/1,000 live births
female:7.76 deaths/1,000 live births (2014 est.)


Life expectancy at birth:
total population:77.64 yearscountry comparison to the world: 64
male:76.37 years
female:78.96 years (2014 est.)


Total fertility rate:
2.53 children born/woman (2014 est.)country comparison to the world: 79


Health expenditures:
2.7% of GDP (2011)


Physicians density:
1.79 physicians/1,000 population (2009)


Hospital bed density:
2 beds/1,000 population (2009)


Drinking water source:
improved:
urban: 99% of population
rural: 99% of population
total: 99% of population
unimproved:
urban: 1% of population
rural: 1% of population
total: 1% of population (2012 est.)


Sanitation facility access:
improved:
urban: 100% of population
rural: 100% of population
total: 100% of population
0% of population
0% of population
0% of population (2012 est.)


HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
0.1% (2001 est.)country comparison to the world: 155


HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
NA


HIV/AIDS - deaths:
NA


Obesity - adult prevalence rate:
42% (2008)country comparison to the world: 10


Children under the age of 5 years underweight:
2.2% (2012)country comparison to the world: 120


Education expenditures:
3.8% of GDP (2006)country comparison to the world: 116

Literacy:
definition:age 15 and over can read and write
total population:93.9%
male:95%
female:91.8% (2008 est.)


School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education):
total:15 years
male:14 years
female:15 years (2004)


Unemployment, youth ages 15-24:
total:11.3%country comparison to the world: 103
male:11.8%
female:10% (2005)


Government


Country name:
conventional long form: State of Kuwait
conventional short form:Kuwait
local long form:Dawlat al Kuwayt
local short form:Al Kuwayt


Government type:
constitutional emirate


Capital:
name:Kuwait City
geographic coordinates:29 22 N, 47 58 E
time difference:UTC+3 (8 hours ahead of Washington, DC,during Standard Time)


Administrative divisions:
6 governorates (muhafazat, singular - muhafazah); Al Ahmadi, Al 'Asimah, Al Farwaniyah, Al Jahra', Hawalli, Mubarak al Kabir


Independence:
19 June 1961 (from the UK)


National holiday:
National Day, 25 February (1950)


Constitution:
approved and promulgated 11 November 1962 (2013)


Legal system:
mixed legal system consisting of English common law, French civil law, and Islamic religious law


International law organization participation:
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; non-party state to the ICCt


Suffrage:
21 years of age; universal; note - members of the military or police by law cannot vote; all voters must have been citizens for 20 years


Executive branch:
chief of state:Amir SABAH al-Ahmad al-Jabir al-Sabah (since 29 January 2006); Crown Prince NAWAF al-Ahmad al-Jabir al-Sabah (born 25 June 1937)
head of government:Prime Minister JABIR AL-MUBARAK al-Hamad al-Sabah (since 30 November 2011); First Deputy Prime Minister SABAH Khaled al-Hamad al-Sabah; Deputy Prime Ministers KHALD al-Jarrah al-Sabah, MUHAMMAD AL-KHALID al-Hamad al-Sabah, Abdulmohsen MUDEJ
cabinet:Council of Ministers appointed by the prime minister and approved by the amir; new cabinet formed in January 2014
elections:none; the amir is chosen from within the ruling family and confirmed by parliamentary vote; the amir appoints the prime minister and deputy prime ministers


Legislative branch:
unicameral National Assembly or Majlis al-Umma (65 seats; 50 members elected by popular vote to serve 4-year terms and 16 cabinet ministers serve as ex officio members on most issues, two of whom are also elected MPs, appointed by the prime minister)
elections:last held 27 July 2013 (next to be held in July 2017)
election results:voter turnout 52%; seats won - pro-government 30, liberals 9, Shiites 8, Sunni 3


Judicial branch:
highest court(s):Constitutional Court (five judges); Supreme Court or Court of Cassation (organized into several circuits, each with five judges)
judge selection and term of office:all Kuwaiti judges appointed by the Amir upon recommendation of the Supreme Judicial Council, a consultative body comprised of Kuwaiti judges and Ministry of Justice officials
subordinate courts:High Court of Appeal; Court of First Instance; Summary Court


    Political parties and leaders:
none; while the formation of political parties is not permitted, they are not forbidden by law

Political pressure groups and leaders:
none; while the formation of political parties is not permitted, they are not forbidden by law


International organization participation:
ABEDA, AfDB (nonregional member), AFESD, AMF, BDEAC, CAEU, CD, FAO, G-77, GCC, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICC (national committees), ICRM, IDA, IDB, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, IHO, ILO, IMF, IMO, IMSO, Interpol, IOC, IPU, ISO, ITSO, ITU, ITUC (NGOs), LAS, MIGA, NAM, OAPEC, OIC, OPCW, OPEC, Paris Club (associate), PCA, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UNRWA, UNWTO, UPU, WCO, WFTU (NGOs), WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTO


Diplomatic representation in the US:
chief of mission:Ambassador SALIM al-Abdallah al-Jabir al-Sabah (since 10 October 2001)
chancery:2940 Tilden Street NW, Washington, DC 20008
telephone:[1] (202) 966-0702
FAX:[1] (202) 364-2868
consulate(s) general:Los Angeles


Diplomatic representation from the US:
chief of mission:Ambassador Matthew H. TUELLER (since 9 September 2011)
embassy:Bayan 36302, Block 13, Al-Masjed Al-Aqsa Street (near the Bayan palace), Kuwait City
mailing address:P. O. Box 77 Safat 13001 Kuwait; or PSC 1280 APO AE 09880-9000
telephone:[965] 2259-1001
FAX:[965] 2538-0282


Flag description:
three equal horizontal bands of green (top), white, and red with a black trapezoid based on the hoist side; colors and design are based on the Arab Revolt flag of World War I; green represents fertile fields, white stands for purity, red denotes blood on Kuwaiti swords, black signifies the defeat of the enemy


National symbol(s):
golden falcon


National anthem:
name:'Al-Nasheed Al-Watani' (National Anthem)

lyrics/music:Ahmad MUSHARI al-Adwani/Ibrahim Nasir al-SOULA
note:adopted 1978; the anthem is only used on formal occasions


Economy


Economy - overview:
Kuwait has a geographically small, but wealthy, relatively open economy with crude oil reserves of about 102 billion barrels - more than 6% of world reserves. Petroleum accounts for nearly half of GDP, 95% of export revenues, and 95% of government income. Kuwaiti officials have committed to increasing oil production to 4 million barrels per day by 2020. Budget surpluses have stayed around 30% of GDP, which has led to higher budget expenditures, particularly wage hikes for many public sector employees, as well as increased allotments to Kuwait’s Future Generations Fund. Kuwait has done little to diversify its economy, in part, because of this positive fiscal situation, and, in part, due to the poor business climate and the historically acrimonious relationship between the National Assembly and the executive branch, which has stymied most movement on economic reforms. In 2010, Kuwait passed an economic development plan that pledges to spend up to $130 billion over five years to diversify the economy away from oil, attract more investment, and boost private sector participation in the economy, though much of these funds have yet to be allocated.


GDP (purchasing power parity):
$165.8 billion (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 61
$159.6 billion (2012 est.)
$144.8 billion (2011 est.)
note:data are in 2013 US dollars


GDP (official exchange rate):
$179.5 billion (2013 est.)


GDP - real growth rate:
2.3% (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 135
8.3% (2012 est.)
10.2% (2011 est.)


GDP - per capita (PPP):
$42,100 (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 24
$41,800 (2012 est.)
$39,200 (2011 est.)
note:data are in 2013 US dollars


Gross national saving:
54.8% of GDP (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 2
58.9% of GDP (2012 est.)
58.2% of GDP (2011 est.)


GDP - composition, by end use:
household consumption:23.9%
government consumption:16.4%
investment in fixed capital:16.2%
investment in inventories:0%
exports of goods and services:68.5%
imports of goods and services:-25.1%
(2013 est.)


GDP - composition, by sector of origin:
agriculture:0.3%
industry:50.6%
services:49.1% (2013 est.)


Agriculture - products:
fish


Industries:
petroleum, petrochemicals, cement, shipbuilding and repair, water desalination, food processing, construction materials


Industrial production growth rate:
4.1% (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 71

Labor force:
2.38 million
country comparison to the world: 114
note:non-Kuwaitis represent about 60% of the labor force (2013 est.)



Labor force - by occupation:
agriculture:NA%
industry:NA%
services:NA%


Unemployment rate:
3.4% (2011 est.)
country comparison to the world: 27
2.9% (2010)


Population below poverty line:
NA%


Household income or consumption by percentage share:
lowest 10%:NA%
highest 10%:NA%


    Budget:
revenues:$114.1 billion
expenditures:$61.81 billion (2013 est.)


Taxes and other revenues:
63.6% of GDP (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 3

Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-):
29.2% of GDP (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 1


Public debt:
6.4% of GDP (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 156
6.3% of GDP (2012 est.)


Fiscal year:
1 April - 31 March


Inflation rate (consumer prices):
2.8% (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 104
2.9% (2012 est.)


Central bank discount rate:
1.25% (31 December 2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 106
3% (31 December 2009 est.)


Commercial bank prime lending rate:
4.9% (31 December 2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 153
5% (31 December 2012 est.)


Stock of narrow money:
$31.68 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 58
$27.55 billion (31 December 2012 est.)


Stock of broad money:
$110.1 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 51
$105.9 billion (31 December 2012 est.)


Stock of domestic credit:
$90.63 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 55
$89.13 billion (31 December 2012 est.)


Market value of publicly traded shares:
$97.09 billion (31 December 2012 est.)


Current account balance:
$69.13 billion (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 5
$80.33 billion (2012 est.)


Exports:
$112 billion (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 36
$121 billion (2012 est.)


Exports - commodities:
oil and refined products, fertilizers


Exports - partners:
South Korea 16.1%, India 15.7%, Japan 13.4%, US 11.7%, China 9.2%, Singapore 4.2% (2013 est.)


Imports:
$24.42 billion (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 74
$22.79 billion (2012 est.)


Imports - commodities:
food, construction materials, vehicles and parts, clothing


Imports - partners:
US 11.8%, China 9.2%, Saudi Arabia 8.6%, Japan 8.2%, South Korea 6.9%, German 5.1%, India 4.6%, UAE 4.4% (2013 est.)


Reserves of foreign exchange and gold:
$34.35 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 49
$29 billion (31 December 2012 est.)


Debt - external:
$34.41 billion (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 69
$35.29 billion (2012 est.)


Stock of direct foreign investment - at home:
$5.677 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 89
$5.212 billion (31 December 2012 est.)


Stock of direct foreign investment - abroad:
$60.76 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 36
$52.59 billion (31 December 2012 est.)


Exchange rates:
Kuwaiti dinars (KD) per US dollar -
0.2838 (2013 est.)
0.2799 (2012 est.)
0.2866 (2010 est.)
0.2877 (2009)
0.2679 (2008)


Energy


Electricity - production:
55.55 billion kWh (2011 est.)
country comparison to the world: 49


Electricity - consumption:
46.71 billion kWh (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 49


Electricity - exports:
0 kWh (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 157


Electricity - imports:
0 kWh (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 165


Electricity - installed generating capacity:
13.5 million kW (2011 est.)
country comparison to the world: 50


Electricity - from fossil fuels:
100% of total installed capacity (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 19


Electricity - from nuclear fuels:
0% of total installed capacity (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 120


Electricity - from hydroelectric plants:
0% of total installed capacity (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 178


Electricity - from other renewable sources:
0% of total installed capacity (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 189


Crude oil - production:
2.797 million bbl/day (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 10


Crude oil - exports:
1.395 million bbl/day (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 13


Crude oil - imports:
0 bbl/day (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 205


    Crude oil - proved reserves:
104 billion bbl (1 January 2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 6


Refined petroleum products - production:
915,900 bbl/day (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 22


Refined petroleum products - consumption:
339,000 bbl/day (2011 est.)
country comparison to the world: 36


Refined petroleum products - exports:
656,100 bbl/day (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 10


Refined petroleum products - imports:
0 bbl/day (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 212


Natural gas - production:
13.53 billion cu m (2011 est.)
country comparison to the world: 36


Natural gas - consumption:
14.22 billion cu m (2011 est.)
country comparison to the world: 40


Natural gas - exports:
0 cu m (2011 est.)
country comparison to the world: 131


Natural gas - imports:
688 million cu m (2011 est.)
country comparison to the world: 64


Natural gas - proved reserves:
1.798 trillion cu m (1 January 2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 21


Carbon dioxide emissions from consumption of energy:
82.37 million Mt (2011 est.)



Communications


Telephones - main lines in use:
510,000 (2012)
country comparison to the world: 96


Telephones - mobile cellular:
5.526 million (2012)
country comparison to the world: 105


Telephone system:
general assessment:the quality of service is excellent
domestic:new telephone exchanges provide a large capacity for new subscribers; trunk traffic is carried by microwave radio relay, coaxial cable, and open-wire and fiber-optic cable; a mobile-cellular telephone system operates throughout Kuwait, and the country is well supplied with pay telephones
international:country code - 965; linked to international submarine cable Fiber-Optic Link Around the Globe (FLAG); linked to Bahrain, Qatar, UAE via the Fiber-Optic Gulf (FOG) cable; coaxial cable and microwave radio relay to Saudi Arabia; satellite earth stations - 6 (3 Intelsat - 1 Atlantic Ocean and 2 Indian Ocean, 1 Inmarsat - Atlantic Ocean, and 2 Arabsat) (2011)



    Broadcast media:
state-owned TV broadcaster operates 4 networks and a satellite channel; several private TV broadcasters have emerged since 2003; satellite TV available with pan-Arab TV stations especially popular; state-owned Radio Kuwait broadcasts on a number of channels in Arabic and English; first private radio station emerged in 2005; transmissions of at least 2 international radio broadcasters are available (2007)


Internet country code:
.kw


Internet hosts:
2,771 (2012)
country comparison to the world: 156


Internet users:
1.1 million (2009)
country comparison to the world: 96



Transportation


Airports
7 (2013)
country comparison to the world: 168


Airports - with paved runways
total:4
over 3,047 m:1
2,438 to 3,047 m:2
914 to 1,523 m:1 (2013)


Airports - with unpaved runways
total:3
1,524 to 2,437 m:1
under 914 m:
2 (2013)


Heliports
4 (2013)


    Pipelines
gas 261 km; oil 540 km; refined products 57 km (2013)


Roadways
total:6,608 km (2010)country comparison to the world: 148

Merchant marine
total:34country comparison to the world: 82
by type:bulk carrier 2, carrier 3, container 6, liquefied gas 4, petroleum tanker 19
registered in other countries:45 (Bahamas 1, Bahrain 5, Comoros 1, Libya 1, Malta 3, Marshall Islands 2, Panama 12, Qatar 6, Saudi Arabia 4, UAE 10) (2010)



Ports and terminals
major seaport(s):Ash Shu'aybah, Ash Shuwaykh, Az Zawr (Mina' Sa'ud), Mina' 'Abd Allah, Mina' al Ahmadi


Military


Military branches
Kuwaiti Land Forces (KLF), Kuwaiti Navy, Kuwaiti Air Force (Al-Quwwat al-Jawwiya al-Kuwaitiya; includes Kuwaiti Air Defense Force, KADF), Kuwaiti National Guard (KNG) (2013)


Military service age and obligation
17-21 years of age for voluntary military service; conscription suspended (2012)


Manpower available for military service
males age 16-49:1,002,480
females age 16-49:616,958 (2010 est.)


Manpower fit for military service
males age 16-49:840,912
females age 16-49:523,206 (2010 est.)


    Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually
male:17,653
female:16,232 (2010 est.)


Military expenditures
0% of GDP (2012)
country comparison to the world: 132
3.35% of GDP (2011)
0% of GDP (2010)


Transnational Issues


Disputes - international
Kuwait and Saudi Arabia continue negotiating a joint maritime boundary with Iran; no maritime boundary exists with Iraq in the Persian Gulf


Refugees and internally displaced persons
stateless persons:93,000 (2012); note - Kuwait's 1959 Nationality Law defined citizens as persons who settled in the country before 1920 and who had maintained normal residence since then; one-third of the population, descendants of Bedouin tribes, missed the window of opportunity to register for nationality rights after Kuwait became independent in 1961 and were classified as bidun (meaning without); since the 1980s Kuwait's bidun have progressively lost their rights, including opportunities for employment and education, amid official claims that they are nationals of other countries who have destroyed their identification documents in hopes of gaining Kuwaiti citizenship; Kuwaiti authorities have delayed processing citizenship applications and labeled biduns as 'illegal residents,' denying them access to civil documentation, such as birth and marriage certificates; 2011 bidun demonstrations for the recognition of their Kuwaiti nationality led to several arrests


    Trafficking in persons


Information provided by CIA - The World Fact Book



Doing Business in Kuwait 2017


           
 

 
Kuwait

  Ease of Doing Business Rank
Overall DTF
102
59.55
 
 
Starting a Business (rank)
173
 
 
Protecting Minority Investors (rank)
81
 
  DTF
66.77
 
  DTF
55.00
 
  Procedures - Men (number)
12.0
 
  Strength of minority investor protection index (0-10)
5.5
 
  Time - Men (number)
61.0
 
  Extent of conflict of interest regulation index (0-10)
5.7
 
  Cost - Men (days)
2.8
 
  Extent of disclosure index (0-10)
4.0
 
  Procedures - Women (days)
13.0
 
  Extent of director liability index (0-10)
9.0
 
  Time - Women (% of income per capita)
62.0
 
  Ease of shareholder suits index (0-10)
4.0
 
  Cost - Women (% of income per capita)
2.8
 
  Extent of shareholder governance index (0-10)
5.3
 
  Paid-in min. capital (% of income per capita)
10.2
 
  Extent of shareholder rights index (0-10)
3.0
 
 

 
  Extent of ownership and control index (0-10)
5.0
 
  Dealing with Construction Permits (rank)
144
 
  Extent of corporate transparency index (0-10)
8.0
 
  DTF
60.72
 
 

 
  Procedures (number)
23.0
 
  Paying Taxes (rank)
6
 
  Time (days)
216.0
 
  DTF
92.48
 
  Cost (% of warehouse value)
0.7
 
  Payments (number per year)
12.0
 
  Building Quality Control Index(0-15)
11.0
 
  Time (hours per year)
98.0
 
  Quality of building regulations index (0-2)
2.0
 
  Total tax rate (% of profit)
13.0
 
  Quality control before construction index (0-1)
1.0
 
  Profit tax (% of profit)
0.0
 
  Quality control during construction index (0-3)
2.0
 
  Labor tax and contributions (% of profit)
13.0
 
  Quality control after construction index (0-3)
3.0
 
  Other taxes (% of profit)
0.0
 
  Liability and insurance regimes index (0-2)
1.0
 
  Postfiling index (0-100)
157
 
  Professional certifications index (0-4)
2.0
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
  Trading Across Borders (rank)
50.57
 
  Getting Electricity (rank)
115
 
  DTF
72
 
  DTF
61.47
 
  Time to export: Border compliance (hours)
602
 
  Procedures (number)
8.0
 
  Cost to export: Border compliance (USD)
32
 
  Time (days)
64.0
 
  Time to export: Documentary compliance (hours)
191
 
  Cost (% of income per capita)
64.6
 
  Cost to export: Documentary compliance (hours) (USD)
215
 
  Reliability of supply and transparency of tariff index (0-8)
4.0
 
  Time to import: Border compliance (hours)
646
 
  Total duration and frequency of outages per customer a year (0-3)
3.0
 
  Cost to import: Border compliance (USD)
120
 
  Mechanisms for monitoring outages (0-1)
0.0
 
  Time to import: Documentary compliance (hours)
332
 
  Mechanisms for restoring service (0-1)
0.0
 
  Cost to import: Documentary compliance (USD)
66
 
  Regulatory monitoring (0-1)
0.0
 
   
 
 
  Financial deterrents aimed at limiting outages (0-1)
0.0
 
  Enforcing Contracts (rank)
60.51
 
  Communication of tariffs and tariff changes (0-1)
1.0
 
  DTF
566.0
 
  Price of electricity (US cents per kWh)
0.8
 
  Time (days)
18.6
 
   
 
 
  Cost (% of claim)
7.0
 
  Registering Property (rank)
67
 
  Quality of judicial processes index (0-18)
108
 
  DTF
68.37
 
   
 
 
  Procedures (number)
8.0
 
  Resolving Insolvency (rank)
39.58
 
  Time (days)
49.0
 
  DTF
32.9
 
  Cost (% of property value)
0.5
 
  Recovery rate (cents on the dollar)
4.2
 
  Quality of the land administration index (0-30)
17.5
 
  Time (years)
10.0
 
  Reliability of infrastructure index (0-8)
4.0
 
  Cost (% of estate)
0
 
  Transparency of information index (0-6)
1.0
 
  Outcome (0 as piecemeal sale and 1 as going concern)
7.0
 
  Geographic coverage index (0-8)
8.0
 
  Strength of insolvency framework index (0-16)
2.0
 
  Land dispute resolution index (0-8)
4.5
 
  Commencement of proceedings index (0-3)
4.0
 
  Equal access to property rights index (-2-0)
0.0
 
  Management of debtor's assets index (0-6)
0.0
 
 
 
 
  Reorganization proceedings index (0-3)
1.0
 
  Getting Credit (rank)
118
 
  Creditor participation index (0-4)

 
  DTF
40.00
 
   
 
 
  Strength of legal rights index (0-12)
2.0
 
   
 
 
  Depth of credit information index (0-8)
6.0
 
 
 
 
  Credit registry coverage (% of adults)
14.5
 
   
 
 
  Credit bureau coverage (% of adults)
31.0
 
 
 
 
 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 



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