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Geography


Location:
Central America, bordering the North Pacific Ocean, between Guatemala and Honduras


Geographic coordinates:
13 50 N, 88 55 W


Map references:
Central America and the Caribbean


Area:
total:21,041 sq kmcountry comparison to the world: 153
land:20,721 sq km
water:320 sq km


Area - comparative:
slightly smaller than Massachusetts


Land boundaries:
total:590 km
border countries:Guatemala 199 km, Honduras 391 km


Coastline:
307 km


Maritime claims:
territorial sea:12 nm
contiguous zone:24 nm
exclusive economic zone:200 nm


Climate:
tropical; rainy season (May to October); dry season (November to April); tropical on coast; temperate in uplands


Terrain:
mostly mountains with narrow coastal belt and central plateau


    Elevation extremes:
lowest point:Pacific Ocean 0 m
highest point:Cerro El Pital 2,730 m


Natural resources:
hydropower, geothermal power, petroleum, arable land


Land use:
arable land:31.61%
permanent crops:10.93%
other:57.46% (2011)


Irrigated land:
449.9 sq km (2003)


Total renewable water resources:
25.23 cu km (2011)


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

Natural hazards:
known as the Land of Volcanoes; frequent and sometimes destructive earthquakes and volcanic activity; extremely susceptible to hurricanes


Environment - current issues:
deforestation; soil erosion; water pollution; contamination of soils from disposal of toxic wastes


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


Geography - note:
smallest Central American country and only one without a coastline on Caribbean Sea



People and Society


Nationality:
noun: Salvadoran(s)
adjective:Salvadoran


Ethnic groups:
mestizo 86.3%, white 12.7%, Amerindian 1% (2007 census)


Languages:
Spanish (official), Nahua (among some Amerindians)


Religions:
Roman Catholic 57.1%, Protestant 21.2%, Jehovah's Witnesses 1.9%, Mormon 0.7%, other religions 2.3%, none 16.8% (2003 est.)


Demographic profile:
El Salvador is the smallest and most densely populated country in Central America. It is well into its demographic transition, experiencing slower population growth, a decline in its number of youths, and the gradual aging of its population. The increased use of family planning has substantially lowered El Salvador's fertility rate, from approximately 6 children per woman in the 1970s to replacement level today. A 2008 national family planning survey showed that female sterilization remained the most common contraception method in El Salvador - its sterilization rate is among the highest in Latin America and the Caribbean - but that the use of injectable contraceptives is growing. Fertility differences between rich and poor and urban and rural women are narrowing.


Population:
6,125,512 (July 2014 est.)country comparison to the world: 109


Age structure:
0-14 years:28.1% (male 882,185/female 837,646)
15-24 years:20.8% (male 640,322/female 635,409)
25-54 years:37.5% (male 1,056,779/female 1,243,220)
55-64 years:6.6% (male 182,937/female 224,019)
65 years and over:6.7% (male 187,664/female 235,331) (2014 est.)


Dependency ratios:
total dependency ratio:57.6 %
youth dependency ratio:46.2 %
elderly dependency ratio:11.4 %
potential support ratio:8.8 (2014 est.)


Median age:
total:25.6 years
male:24.1 years
female:27.1 years (2014 est.)


Population growth rate:
0.27% (2014 est.)country comparison to the world: 174


Birth rate:
16.79 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)country comparison to the world: 115


Death rate:
5.67 deaths/1,000 population (2014 est.)country comparison to the world: 173


Net migration rate:
-8.44 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)country comparison to the world: 208


Urbanization:
urban population:64.8% of total population (2011)
rate of urbanization:1.35% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)


Major urban areas - population:
SAN SALVADOR (capital) 1.605 million (2011)


Sex ratio:
at birth:1.05 male(s)/female
0-14 years:1.05 male(s)/female
15-24 years:1.01 male(s)/female
25-54 years:0.85 male(s)/female
55-64 years:0.93 male(s)/female
65 years and over:0.8 male(s)/female
total population:0.93 male(s)/female (2014 est.)


Mother's mean age at first birth:
20.8


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


Infant mortality rate:
total:18.44 deaths/1,000 live birthscountry comparison to the world: 97
male:20.52 deaths/1,000 live births
female:16.27 deaths/1,000 live births (2014 est.)


    Life expectancy at birth:
total population:74.18 yearscountry comparison to the world: 114
male:70.9 years
female:77.62 years (2014 est.)


Total fertility rate:
1.95 children born/woman (2014 est.)country comparison to the world: 134


Contraceptive prevalence rate:
72.5%


Health expenditures:
6.8% of GDP (2011)


Physicians density:
1.6 physicians/1,000 population (2008)


Hospital bed density:
1 beds/1,000 population (2011)


Drinking water source:
improved:
urban: 95% of population
rural: 81% of population
total: 90.1% of population
unimproved:
urban: 5.8% of population
rural: 19% of population
total: 9.9% of population (2012 est.)


Sanitation facility access:
improved:
urban: 79.5% of population
rural: 53.4% of population
total: 70.5% of population
unimproved:
urban: 20.5% of population
rural: 46.6% of population
total: 29.5% of population (2012 est.)


HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
0.6% (2012 est.)country comparison to the world: 66


HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
24,900 (2012 est.)country comparison to the world: 77


HIV/AIDS - deaths:
1,000 (2012 est.)country comparison to the world: 80


Major infectious diseases:


Obesity - adult prevalence rate:
25.8% (2008)country comparison to the world: 51


Children under the age of 5 years underweight:
6.6% (2008)country comparison to the world: 78


Education expenditures:
3.4% of GDP (2011)country comparison to the world: 129

Literacy:
definition:age 15 and over can read and write
total population:84.5%
male:87.1%
female:82.3% (2010 est.)


School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education):
total:12 years
male:12 years
female:12 years (2012)


Child labor - children ages 5-14:



Unemployment, youth ages 15-24:
total:12.4%country comparison to the world: 97
male:12.8%
female:11.7% (2012)


Government


Country name:
conventional long form: Republic of El Salvador
conventional short form:El Salvador
local long form:Republica de El Salvador
local short form:El Salvador


Government type:
republic


Capital:
name:San Salvador
geographic coordinates:13 42 N, 89 12 W
time difference:UTC-6 (1 hour behind Washington, DC, during Standard Time)
daylight saving time:none scheduled for 2014


Administrative divisions:
14 departments (departamentos, singular - departamento); Ahuachapan, Cabanas, Chalatenango, Cuscatlan, La Libertad, La Paz, La Union, Morazan, San Miguel, San Salvador, San Vicente, Santa Ana, Sonsonate, Usulutan


Independence:
15 September 1821 (from Spain)


National holiday:
Independence Day, 15 September (1821)


Constitution:
many previous; latest drafted 16 December 1983, enacted 23 December 1983; amended many times, last in 2009 (2012)


Legal system:
civil law system with minor common law influence; judicial review of legislative acts in the Supreme Court


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


Suffrage:
18 years of age; universal


Executive branch:
chief of state:President Salvador SANCHEZ CEREN (since 1 June 2014); Vice President Salvador Oscar ORTIZ (since 1 June 2014); note - the president is both chief of state and head of government
head of government:President Salvador SANCHEZ CEREN (since 1 June 2014); Vice President Salvador Oscar ORTIZ (since 1 June 2014)
cabinet:Council of Ministers selected by the president
elections:president and vice president elected on the same ticket by popular vote for a single five-year term; election last held on 2 February 2014, with a runoff on 9 March 2014 (next to be held in February 2019)
election results:percent of vote - Salvador SANCHEZ CEREN elected president; first-round results - Salvador SANCHEZ CEREN 48.9%, Norman QUIJANO 39%, Antonio SACA 11.4%; second-round results - Salvador SANCHEZ CEREN 50.11%, Norman QUIJANO 49.89%


Legislative branch:
unicameral Legislative Assembly or Asamblea Legislativa (84 seats; members elected by direct, popular vote to serve three-year terms)
elections:last held on 11 March 2012 (next to be held in March 2015)
election results:percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - ARENA 33, FMLN 31, GANA 11, CN 7, PES 1, PCD 1; note - changes in party affiliation now reflect the following seat distribution: as of 28 March 2014 - FMLN 31, ARENA 28, GANA 11, CN 7, Unidos por El Salvador 5, CD 1, PDC 1


Judicial branch:
highest court(s):Supreme Court or Corte Suprema (consists of 15 judges assigned to constitutional, civil, penal, and administrative conflict divisions)
judge selection and term of office:judges elected by the Legislative Assembly on the recommendation of the National Council of the Judicature, an independent body elected by the Legislative Assembly; judges elected for single, 9-year terms with renewal of one-third of judges every 3 years.
subordinate courts:Chambers of Second Instance; Courts of First Instance; Courts of Peace


Political parties and leaders:
Democratic Change (Cambio Democratico) or CD [Douglas AVILES] (formerly United Democratic Center or CDU)
Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front or FMLN [Medardo GONZALEZ]
Great Alliance for National Unity or GANA [Jose Andres ROVIRA Caneles]
National Coalition (Concertation Nacional) or CN [Manuel RODRIGUEZ] (formerly the National Conciliation Party or PCN)
Nationalist Republican Alliance or ARENA [Jorge VELADO]
Party of Hope or PES [Rodolfo Antonio PARKER Soto] (formerly the Christian Democratic Party or PCD)
Unidos por El Salvador [Manuel Rigoberto SOTO Lazo]


    Political pressure groups and leaders:
Democratic Change (Cambio Democratico) or CD [Douglas AVILES] (formerly United Democratic Center or CDU)
Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front or FMLN [Medardo GONZALEZ]
Great Alliance for National Unity or GANA [Jose Andres ROVIRA Caneles]
National Coalition (Concertation Nacional) or CN [Manuel RODRIGUEZ] (formerly the National Conciliation Party or PCN)
Nationalist Republican Alliance or ARENA [Jorge VELADO]
Party of Hope or PES [Rodolfo Antonio PARKER Soto] (formerly the Christian Democratic Party or PCD)
Unidos por El Salvador [Manuel Rigoberto SOTO Lazo]



International organization participation:
BCIE, CACM, CD, CELAC, FAO, G-11, G-77, IADB, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICC (national committees), ICRM, IDA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, IOM, IPU, ISO (correspondent), ITSO, ITU, ITUC (NGOs), LAES, LAIA (observer), MIGA, MINURSO, NAM (observer), OAS, OPANAL, OPCW, Pacific Alliance (observer), PCA, SICA, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UNIFIL, Union Latina, UNMIL, UNMISS, UNOCI, UNWTO, UPU, WCO, WFTU (NGOs), WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTO


Diplomatic representation in the US:
chief of mission:Ambassador Ruben Ignacio ZAMORA Rivas (since 12 April 2013)
chancery:Suite 100, 1400 16th Street, Washington, DC 20036
telephone:[1] (202) 595-7500
FAX:[1] (202) 232-3763
consulate(s) general:Brentwood (NY), Chicago, Coral Gables (FL), Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Santa Ana (CA), Seattle, Tucson, Woodbridge (VA), Woodstock (GA)
consulate(s):Elizabeth (NJ)


Diplomatic representation from the US:
chief of mission:Ambassador Mari Carmen APONTE (since 22 September 2010)
embassy:Final Boulevard Santa Elena Sur, Antiguo Cuscatlan, La Libertad, San Salvador
mailing address:Unit 3450, APO AA 34023; 3450 San Salvador Place, Washington, DC 20521-3450
telephone:[503] 2501-2999
FAX:[503] 2501-2150


Flag description:
three equal horizontal bands of blue (top), white, and blue with the national coat of arms centered in the white band; the coat of arms features a round emblem encircled by the words REPUBLICA DE EL SALVADOR EN LA AMERICA CENTRAL; the banner is based on the former blue-white-blue flag of the Federal Republic of Central America; the blue bands symbolize the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, while the white band represents the land between the two bodies of water, as well as peace and prosperity


National symbol(s):
turquoise-browed motmot (bird)


National anthem:
name:'Himno Nacional de El Salvador' (National Anthem of El Salvador)

lyrics/music:Juan Jose CANAS/Juan ABERLE
note:officially adopted 1953, in use since 1879; the anthem of El Salvador is one of the world's longest


Economy


Economy - overview:
The smallest country in Central America geographically, El Salvador has the fourth largest economy in the region. With the global recession, real GDP contracted in 2009 and economic growth has since remained low, averaging less than 2% from 2010 to 2013. Remittances accounted for 16% of GDP in 2013 and were received by about a third of all households. In 2006, El Salvador was the first country to ratify the Dominican Republic-Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR), which has bolstered the export of processed foods, sugar, and ethanol, and supported investment in the apparel sector amid increased Asian competition. The Salvadoran Government maintained fiscal discipline during post-war reconstruction and reconstruction following earthquakes in 2001 and hurricanes in 1998 and 2005, but El Salvador's external debt has been growing over the last several years, amounting to some 57% of GDP in 2013. In September 2013, El Salvador was awarded a $277 million second compact with the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) - a United States Government agency aimed at stimulating economic growth and reducing poverty - to improve El Salvador's competitiveness and productivity in international markets.


GDP (purchasing power parity):
$47.47 billion (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 99
$46.72 billion (2012 est.)
$45.84 billion (2011 est.)
note:data are in 2013 US dollars


GDP (official exchange rate):
$24.67 billion (2013 est.)


GDP - real growth rate:
1.6% (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 158
1.9% (2012 est.)
2.2% (2011 est.)


GDP - per capita (PPP):
$7,500 (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 137
$7,400 (2012 est.)
$7,300 (2011 est.)
note:data are in 2013 US dollars


Gross national saving:
9% of GDP (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 141
8.9% of GDP (2012 est.)
9.3% of GDP (2011 est.)


GDP - composition, by end use:
household consumption:93.9%
government consumption:11.1%
investment in fixed capital:14.5%
investment in inventories:0%
exports of goods and services:29%
imports of goods and services:-48.5%
(2013 est.)


GDP - composition, by sector of origin:
agriculture:10.3%
industry:29.5%
services:60.1% (2013 est.)


Agriculture - products:
coffee, sugar, corn, rice, beans, oilseed, cotton, sorghum; beef, dairy products


Industries:
food processing, beverages, petroleum, chemicals, fertilizer, textiles, furniture, light metals


Industrial production growth rate:
2.1% (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 123

Labor force:
2.738 million (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 107


Labor force - by occupation:
agriculture:21%
industry:20%
services:58% (2011 est.)


Unemployment rate:
6.3% (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 64
6.1% (2012 est.)
note:data are official rates; but underemployment is high


Population below poverty line:
36.5% (2010 est.)


Household income or consumption by percentage share:
lowest 10%:1%
highest 10%:37% (2009 est.)


    Distribution of family income - Gini index:
46.9 (2007)
country comparison to the world: 30
52.5 (2001)


Budget:
revenues:$4.683 billion
expenditures:$5.666 billion (2013 est.)


Taxes and other revenues:
19% of GDP (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 171

Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-):
-4% of GDP (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 147


Public debt:
62% of GDP (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 46
59.2% of GDP (2012 est.)
note:El Salvador's total public debt includes non-financial public sector debt, financial public sector debt, and central bank debt


Fiscal year:
calendar year


Inflation rate (consumer prices):
0.9% (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 20
1.8% (2012 est.)


Commercial bank prime lending rate:
$NA (31 December 2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 140
5.6% (31 December 2012 est.)


Stock of narrow money:
$2.914 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 115
$2.796 billion (31 December 2012 est.)


Stock of broad money:
$10.12 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 105
$9.847 billion (31 December 2012 est.)


Stock of domestic credit:
$11.16 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 94
$10.51 billion (31 December 2012 est.)


Market value of publicly traded shares:
$10.74 billion (31 December 2012 est.)


Current account balance:
-$1.331 billion (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 128
-$1.257 billion (2012 est.)


Exports:
$5.112 billion (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 115
$5.447 billion (2012 est.)


Exports - commodities:
offshore assembly exports, coffee, sugar, textiles and apparel, gold, ethanol, chemicals, electricity, iron and steel manufactures


Exports - partners:
US 47.3%, Guatemala 13.8%, Honduras 9.6%, Nicaragua 5.4% (2012)


Imports:
$10.03 billion (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 102
$9.912 billion (2012 est.)


Imports - commodities:
raw materials, consumer goods, capital goods, fuels, foodstuffs, petroleum, electricity


Imports - partners:
US 35.4%, Guatemala 12.7%, Mexico 7%, China 5.6%, Germany 4.2% (2012)


Reserves of foreign exchange and gold:
$2.855 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 109
$3.176 billion (31 December 2012 est.)


Debt - external:
$14.44 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 91
$13.56 billion (31 December 2012 est.)


Stock of direct foreign investment - at home:
$8.879 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 86
$8.635 billion (31 December 2012 est.)


Stock of direct foreign investment - abroad:
$5.7 million (31 December 2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 92
$5.7 million (31 December 2012 est.)


Exchange rates:


Energy


Electricity - production:
5.728 billion kWh (2011 est.)
country comparison to the world: 115


Electricity - consumption:
5.756 billion kWh (2011 est.)
country comparison to the world: 109


Electricity - exports:
101.6 million kWh (2011 est.)
country comparison to the world: 76


Electricity - imports:
251 million kWh (2011 est.)
country comparison to the world: 84


Electricity - installed generating capacity:
1.491 million kW (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 118


Electricity - from fossil fuels:
52.6% of total installed capacity (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 149


Electricity - from nuclear fuels:
0% of total installed capacity (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 85


Electricity - from hydroelectric plants:
31.6% of total installed capacity (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 73


Electricity - from other renewable sources:
15.7% of total installed capacity (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 14


Crude oil - production:
0 bbl/day (2011 est.)
country comparison to the world: 168


Crude oil - exports:
0 bbl/day (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 108


Crude oil - imports:
16,160 bbl/day (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 70


    Crude oil - proved reserves:
0 bbl (1 January 2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 129


Refined petroleum products - production:
16,620 bbl/day (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 97


Refined petroleum products - consumption:
44,040 bbl/day (2011 est.)
country comparison to the world: 103


Refined petroleum products - exports:
2,425 bbl/day (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 100


Refined petroleum products - imports:
29,020 bbl/day (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 92


Natural gas - production:
0 cu m (2011 est.)
country comparison to the world: 127


Natural gas - consumption:
0 cu m (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 142


Natural gas - exports:
0 cu m (2011 est.)
country comparison to the world: 96


Natural gas - imports:
0 cu m (2011 est.)
country comparison to the world: 189


Natural gas - proved reserves:
0 cu m (1 January 2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 135


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



Communications


Telephones - main lines in use:
1.06 million (2012)
country comparison to the world: 74


Telephones - mobile cellular:
8.65 million (2012)
country comparison to the world: 88


Telephone system:
general assessment:multiple mobile-cellular providers are expanding services rapidly and in 2011 teledensity exceeded 135 per 100 persons; growth in fixed-line services has slowed in the face of mobile-cellular competition
domestic:nationwide microwave radio relay system
international:country code - 503; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean); connected to Central American Microwave System (2011)



    Broadcast media:
multiple privately owned national terrestrial TV networks, supplemented by cable TV networks that carry international channels; hundreds of commercial radio broadcast stations and 1 government-owned radio broadcast station (2007)


Internet country code:
.sv


Internet hosts:
24,070 (2012)
country comparison to the world: 113


Internet users:
746,000 (2009)
country comparison to the world: 107



Transportation


Airports
68 (2013)
country comparison to the world: 73


Airports - with paved runways
total:5
over 3,047 m:1
1,524 to 2,437 m:1
914 to 1,523 m:2
under 914 m:1 (2013)


Airports - with unpaved runways
total:63
1,524 to 2,437 m:1
914 to 1,523 m:11
under 914 m:
51 (2013)


Heliports
2 (2013)


Railways
total:283 kmcountry comparison to the world: 121
narrow gauge:283 km 0.600-m gauge
note:railways have been inoperable since 2005 because of disuse and high costs that led to a lack of maintenance (2008)


    Roadways
total:6,918 kmcountry comparison to the world: 147
paved:3,247 km (includes 341 km of expressways)
unpaved:3,671 km (2010)


Waterways



Ports and terminals
major seaport(s):Puerto Cutuco
oil/gas terminal(s):Acajutla offshore terminal


Military


Military branches
Salvadoran Armed Forces (Fuerza Armada de El Salvador, FAES): Salvadoran Army (Ejercito de El Salvador, ES), Salvadoran Navy (Fuerza Naval de El Slavador, FNES), Salvadoran Air Force (Fuerza Aerea Salvadorena, FAS) (2013)


Military service age and obligation
18 years of age for selective compulsory military service; 16-22 years of age for voluntary male or female service; service obligation is 12 months, with 11 months for officers and NCOs (2012)


Manpower available for military service
males age 16-49:1,449,214
females age 16-49:1,611,248 (2010 est.)


Manpower fit for military service
males age 16-49:1,079,038
females age 16-49:1,373,368 (2010 est.)


    Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually
male:71,530
female:68,971 (2010 est.)


Military expenditures
0.99% of GDP (2012)
country comparison to the world: 102
1.11% of GDP (2011)
0.99% of GDP (2010)


Transnational Issues


Disputes - international
International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled on the delimitation of 'bolsones' (disputed areas) along the El Salvador-Honduras boundary, in 1992, with final agreement by the parties in 2006 after an Organization of American States survey and a further ICJ ruling in 2003; the 1992 ICJ ruling advised a tripartite resolution to a maritime boundary in the Gulf of Fonseca advocating Honduran access to the Pacific; El Salvador continues to claim tiny Conejo Island, not identified in the ICJ decision, off Honduras in the Gulf of Fonseca


    Illicit drugs
transshipment point for cocaine; small amounts of marijuana produced for local consumption; significant use of cocaine

Information provided by CIA - The World Fact Book



Doing Business in El Salvador 2019


           
 

 
El Salvador

  Ease of Doing Business Rank
Overall Score
85
65.41
 
 
Starting a Business (rank)
147
 
 
Protecting Minority Investors (rank)
161
 
  Score
78.41
 
  Score
38.33
 
  Procedures - Men (number)
9
 
  Extent of disclosure index (0-10)
3.0
 
  Time - Men (number)
16.5
 
  Extent of director liability index (0-10)
0.0
 
  Cost - Men (days)
45.1
 
  Ease of shareholder suits index (0-10)
7.0
 
  Procedures - Women (days)
9
 
  Extent of shareholder rights index (0-10)
6.0
 
  Time - Women (% of income per capita)
16.5
 
  Extent of ownership and control index (0-10)
1.0
 
  Cost - Women (% of income per capita)
45.1
 
  Extent of corporate transparency index (0-10)
6.0
 
  Minimum capital (% of income per capita)
2.7
 
  Extent of conflict of interest regulation index (0-10)
3.3
 
 

 
  Extent of shareholder governance index (0-10)
4.3
 
  Dealing with Construction Permits (rank)
173
 
  Strength of minority investor protection index (0-10)
4
 
  Score
51.82
 
 

 
  Procedures (number)
17
 
  Paying Taxes (rank)
62
 
  Time (days)
314
 
  Score
77.30
 
  Cost (% of warehouse value)
5.7
 
  Payments (number per year)
7
 
  Building Quality Control Index(0-15)
10.0
 
  Time (hours per year)
180
 
  Quality of building regulations index (0-2)
2.0
 
  Total tax rate (% of profit)
35.6
 
  Quality control before construction index (0-1)
1.0
 
  Profit tax (% of profit)
16.9
 
  Quality control during construction index (0-3)
1.0
 
  Labor tax and contributions (% of profit)
17.4
 
  Quality control after construction index (0-3)
3.0
 
  Other taxes (% of profit)
1.4
 
  Liability and insurance regimes index (0-2)
0.0
 
  Time to comply with VAT refund (hours)
No VATenario
 
  Professional certifications index (0-4)
3.0
 
  Time to obtain VAT refund (weeks)
No VATenario
 
   
 
 
  Time to comply with a corporate income tax correction (hours)
2.5
 
  Getting Electricity (rank)
97
 
  Time to complete a corporate income tax correction (weeks)
0
 
  Score
71.24
 
  Postfiling index (0-100)
49.54
 
  Procedures (number)
7
 
 

 
  Time (days)
56
 
  Trading across borders (rank)
44
 
  Cost (% of income per capita)
553.4
 
  Score
89.76
 
  Reliability of supply and transparency of tariff index (0-8)
6
 
  Time to export: Documentary compliance (hours)
9
 
  Total duration and frequency of outages per customer a year (0-3)
1
 
  Time to import: Documentary compliance (hours)
13
 
  System average interruption duration index (SAIDI)
6.7
 
  Time to export: Border compliance (hours)
24
 
  System average interruption frequency index (SAIFI)
4.2
 
  Time to import: Border compliance (hours)
36
 
  Minimum outage time (in minutes)
3
 
  Cost to export: Documentary compliance (USD)
50
 
  Mechanisms for monitoring outages (0-1)
1
 
  Cost to import: Documentary compliance
67
 
  Mechanisms for restoring service (0-1)
1
 
  Cost to export: Border compliance (USD)
128
 
  Regulatory monitoring (0-1)
1
 
  Cost to import: Border compliance (USD)
128
 
  Financial deterrents aimed at limiting outages (0-1)
1
 
 

 
  Communication of tariffs and tariff changes (0-1)
1
 
  Enforcing contract (rank)
109
 
  Price of electricity (US cents per kWh)
16.7
 
  Score
55.30
 
 

 
  Time (days)
816
 
  Registering Property (rank)
73
 
  Filing and service (days)
70
 
  Score
66.32
 
  Trial and judgment (days)
381
 
  Procedure (number)
6
 
  Enforcement of judgment (days)
365
 
  Time (days)
31
 
  Cost (% of claim)
19.2
 
  Cost (% of property value)
3.8
 
  Attorney fees (% of claim)
15
 
  Quality of land administration index (0-30)
14.0
 
  Court fees (% of claim)
3
 
  Geographic coverage index (0-8)
14.0
 
  Enforcement fees (% of claim)
1.2
 
  Reliability of infrastructure index (0-8)
5.0
 
  Quality of the judicial processes index (0-18)
8.0
 
  Transparency of information index (0-6)
4.0
 
  Quality of the judicial administration index (0-18)
8.0
 
  Geographic coverage index (0-8)
0.0
 
  Court structure and proceedings (0-5)
3.0
 
  Land dispute resolution index (0-8)
5.0
 
  Case management (0-6)
2.0
 
  Equal access to property rights index (-2-0)
0.0
 
  Court automation (0-4)
0.5
 
 

 
  Alternative dispute resolution (0-3)
2.5
 
  Getting credit (rank)
22
 
 
 
 
  Score
80.00
 
  Resolving Insolvency (rank)
89
 
  Strength of legal rights index (0-12)
9
 
  Score
45.63
 
  Depth of credit information index (0-8)
7
 
  Outcome (0 as piecemeal sale and 1 as going concern)
0
 
  Credit registry coverage (% of adults)
29.8
 
  Time (years)
3.5
 
  Credit bureau coverage (% of adults)
33.6
 
  Cost (% of estate)
12.0
 
  Getting Credit total score
16
 
  Recovery rate (cents on the dollar)
32.5
 
 

 
  Strength of insolvency framework index (0-16)
9.0
 
 

 
  Commencement of proceedings index (0-3)
2.0
 
 

 
  Management of debtor's assets index (0-6)
4.0
 
 

 
  Reorganization proceedings index (0-3)
0.0
 
 

 
  Creditor participation index (0-4)
3.0


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