Burden of customs procedure, WEF (1=extremely inefficient to 7=extremely efficient)

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Burden of Customs Procedure measures business executives' perceptions of their country's efficiency of customs procedures. The rating ranges from 1 to 7, with a higher score indicating greater efficiency. Data are from the World Economic Forum's Executive Opinion Survey, conducted for 30 years in collaboration with 150 partner institutes. The 2009 round included more than 13,000 respondents from 133 countries. Sampling follows a dual stratification based on company size and the sector of activity. Data are collected online or through in-person interviews. Responses are aggregated using sector-weighted averaging. The data for the latest year are combined with the data for the previous year to create a two-year moving average. Respondents evaluated the efficiency of customs procedures in their country. The lowest score (1) rates the customs procedure as extremely inefficient, and the highest score (7) as extremely efficient.
Source: The World Bank: World Development Indicators    # of Reporting Countries: 184
Frequency: Annual    Earliest: 2007-12     Latest: 2017-12

2010-12 2011-12 2012-12 2013-12 2014-12 2015-12 2016-12 2017-12
1) Albania
4.02
4.2
3.7
3.3
3.4
3.53
3.5
4
2) Algeria
3.15
2.8
2.5
2.7
2.8
3.24
3.2
3.4
3) Angola
2.76
2.7
2.2
1.8
4) Arab World
4.37
4.24
4.18
4.1
3.94
4.12
4.11
4.08
5) Argentina
2.73
2.7
2.3
2.1
2
2.05
2.1
2.8
6) Armenia
2.62
2.9
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.47
3.5
3.8
7) Australia
4.98
5.1
5.3
5.2
5.2
5.16
5.2
5
8) Austria
5.25
5
5.1
5.2
5.2
5.08
5.1
5.3
9) Azerbaijan
3.52
3.5
3.4
3.3
3.2
3.2
3.2
4.4
10) Bahrain
5.34
5.5
5.3
4.9
4.7
4.91
4.9
5.2
11) Bangladesh
3.35
3.4
3.2
3.4
3.5
3.2
3.2
3.6
12) Barbados
4.26
4.6
4.4
4.2
4
13) Belgium
4.57
4.6
4.9
5.1
5.2
5.03
5
5.2
14) Belize
3.1
15) Benin
4.15
3.7
3.1
3
3.29
3.3
3.5
16) Bhutan
4.3
4.5
4.35
4.4
4.5
17) Bolivia
2.71
3
3.3
3.7
3.8
3.39
3.4
18) Bosnia Herzegovina
3.55
3.4
3.9
4.3
3.33
3.3
3.3
19) Botswana
4.71
4.7
4.4
4.2
4.2
4.17
4.2
4.4
20) Brazil
3.3
3.1
3.1
3
2.7
2.93
2.9
3
21) Brunei
4.46
4.3
4.5
4.7
4
22) Bulgaria
3.48
3.5
3.6
3.9
4.1
3.8
3.8
3.9
23) Burkina Faso
4.38
4
3.8
3.6
3.6
24) Burundi
2.99
2.9
2.6
2.7
2.9
2.9
2.9
3.3
25) Cambodia
3.45
3.7
3.9
3.5
3.1
3.06
3.1
2.9
26) Cameroon
3.83
4
4.2
4
3.6
3.4
3.4
3.4
27) Canada
4.92
4.9
4.8
4.8
4.9
4.97
5
5.2
28) Cape Verde
3.08
3.2
3.4
3.3
3.2
3.52
3.5
3.6
29) Caribbean small states
3.63
3.55
3.58
3.6
3.56
3.41
3.43
3.65
30) Central Europe and the Baltics
4.41
4.3
4.26
4.38
4.52
4.52
4.53
4.6
31) Chad
2.69
2.8
2.8
2.2
2.1
2.37
2.4
2.4
32) Chile
5.68
5.5
5
4.9
5
4.89
4.9
5
33) China
4.53
4.4
4.2
4.2
4.3
4.21
4.2
4.6
34) Colombia
4.1
4
3.8
3.7
3.6
3.53
3.5
3.8
35) Costa Rica
3.97
3.9
4.1
4
3.9
3.8
3.8
3.7
36) Croatia
4.11
4.1
3.9
4.2
4.6
4.55
4.6
4.2
37) Cyprus
5.01
4.9
4.7
4.8
4.9
4.58
4.6
4.7
38) Czech Republic
4.6
4.4
4.4
4.5
4.5
4.63
4.6
4.9
39) DR Congo
3.1
40) Denmark
5.59
5.7
5
4.9
5.2
5.05
5.1
5.2
41) Dominican Republic
4.65
4.4
4.3
4.4
4.4
4.27
4.3
4.4
42) East Asia & Pacific (all income levels)
4.56
4.47
4.51
43) East Asia & Pacific (developing only)
3.83
3.78
3.79
44) Ecuador
3.5
3.5
3.6
3.9
3.85
3.9
3.5
45) Egypt
4.46
4.1
3.7
3.8
3.8
3.79
3.8
3.9
46) El Salvador
4.2
3.9
3.5
3.4
3.9
3.48
3.5
2.8
47) Estonia
5.34
5.2
5.2
5.3
5.3
5.26
5.3
5.5
48) Ethiopia
3.62
3.5
3.2
3.1
2.9
3.21
3.2
3.6
49) Euro area
4.9
4.8
4.82
4.89
4.94
4.88
4.88
5.01
50) Europe & Central Asia (all income levels)
4.42
4.36
4.36
51) Europe & Central Asia (developing only)
3.64
3.63
3.67
52) European Union
4.79
4.7
4.68
4.76
4.84
4.8
4.81
4.94
53) Finland
5.72
6
6.1
6.1
6
5.94
5.9
6.3
54) Fragile and conflict affected situations
3.6
3.47
3.45
3.26
3.09
3.21
3.23
3.21
55) France
4.94
4.9
4.6
4.7
4.7
4.75
4.8
4.8
56) Gabon
3.6
3.6
3.5
3.53
3.5
57) Gambia
5.38
5.2
4.9
4.7
4.6
4.47
4.5
4.7
58) Georgia
4.7
4.9
5.2
5.3
5.6
5.45
5.5
5.4
59) Germany
5.13
4.7
4.9
4.9
4.7
4.7
4.7
5.3
60) Ghana
3.77
3.6
3.4
3.4
3.4
3.56
3.6
3.9
61) Greece
4.08
4
3.8
3.9
4.2
4.14
4.1
4.1
62) Guatemala
4.21
4.2
3.9
3.9
3.7
3.48
3.5
3.2
63) Guinea
3.3
3.4
3.3
3.31
3.3
5.3
64) Guyana
3.34
3.5
3.6
3.9
3.7
3.57
3.6
65) Haiti
2.5
2.4
2.3
2.3
2.35
2.4
2.5
66) Heavily indebted poor countries (HIPC)
3.89
3.78
3.67
3.56
3.48
3.44
3.45
3.57
67) High income: OECD
4.96
4.92
4.9
68) High income: nonOECD
4.52
4.49
4.43
69) High income
4.92
4.88
4.85
4.89
4.91
4.89
4.9
5
70) Honduras
4.15
4
3.7
3.5
3.5
3.53
3.5
3.3
71) Hong Kong
6.46
6.2
6.1
6.1
6.1
6.21
6.2
6
72) Hungary
4.31
4.5
4.7
4.8
4.8
4.66
4.7
5
73) Iceland
5.22
5.2
5.1
5.3
5.3
5.14
5.1
5
74) India
4.03
3.8
3.8
3.8
3.9
4.26
4.3
4.6
75) Indonesia
3.86
3.9
4
4
4
3.89
3.9
4.2
76) Iran
3.46
3.5
3.6
3.5
3.3
3.28
3.3
3.6
77) Ireland
5.16
5.2
5.3
5.4
5.5
5.66
5.7
5.4
78) Israel
4.29
4.7
4.5
4.4
4.4
4.34
4.3
4.7
79) Italy
4.18
4
4.1
4.1
4
4.01
4
4.3
80) Ivory Coast
3.77
3.9
3.9
3.4
3.3
4.09
4.1
81) Jamaica
3.78
3.7
3.5
3.4
3.6
3.59
3.6
4
82) Japan
4.62
4.7
4.8
5
5.1
5.03
5
5
83) Jordan
4.45
4.4
4.5
4.6
4.5
4.46
4.5
4.8
84) Kazakhstan
3.52
3.5
3.9
4
3.9
4.22
4.2
3.9
85) Kenya
3.34
3.3
3.4
3.6
3.6
3.56
3.6
4.1
86) Kuwait
4.06
4.1
3.7
3.7
3.5
3.49
3.5
3.6
87) Kyrgyzstan
3.02
2.8
3
3.2
3.4
3.53
3.5
3.6
88) Laos
4.2
4.1
3.99
4
3.8
89) Latin America & Caribbean (all income levels)
3.86
3.72
3.67
90) Latin America & Caribbean (developing only)
3.88
3.67
3.66
91) Latvia
4.14
4.1
4.1
4.3
4.5
4.56
4.6
4.3
92) Least developed countries: UN classification
3.86
3.7
3.63
3.5
3.41
3.45
3.46
3.58
93) Lebanon
3.5
3.5
3.4
3.4
3.1
3.04
3
3.2
94) Lesotho
3.79
3.7
3.4
3.7
3.4
3.38
3.4
3.1
95) Liberia
4.5
3.9
3.58
3.6
3.6
96) Libya
3.51
3.3
2.9
2.6
97) Lithuania
4.78
4.5
4.5
4.6
4.6
4.49
4.5
4.6
98) Low & middle income
3.78
3.71
3.66
3.63
3.6
3.62
3.63
3.73
99) Low income
3.92
3.81
3.63
3.48
3.42
3.42
3.43
3.65
100) Lower middle income
3.66
3.61
3.64
3.6
3.58
3.62
3.63
3.62
101) Luxembourg
5.68
5.5
5.5
5.4
5.5
5.58
5.6
5.5
102) Macedonia
4.27
4.2
4.4
4.6
4.7
4.61
4.6
103) Madagascar
3.87
3.4
3.3
3.5
3.4
2.99
3
3.2
104) Malawi
3.9
3.8
3.3
3.4
3.8
3.76
3.8
3.5
105) Malaysia
4.81
5
5
5
5.2
5.19
5.2
5.1
106) Mali
4.06
4.1
4.1
3.8
3.2
3.17
3.2
3.4
107) Malta
4.95
4.9
4.9
4.8
4.7
4.5
4.5
4.9
108) Mauritania
4.45
4.1
4
3.3
3
3.09
3.1
2.4
109) Mauritius
4.61
4.6
4.6
4.6
4.7
4.74
4.7
4.6
110) Mexico
3.87
4.1
4
4
4
3.97
4
4.1
111) Middle East & North Africa (all income levels)
4.34
4.28
4.23
112) Middle East & North Africa (developing only)
3.82
3.68
3.58
113) Middle income
3.75
3.68
3.67
3.67
3.65
3.68
3.68
3.76
114) Moldova
3.37
3.5
3.5
3.4
3.7
3.73
3.7
3.9
115) Mongolia
3.28
3.3
3.3
3.1
3.3
3.69
3.7
3.5
116) Montenegro
4.34
4.5
4.3
4.1
4.1
4.02
4
4.2
117) Morocco
4.31
4.4
4.5
4.3
4.3
4.21
4.2
4.5
118) Mozambique
3.72
3.7
3.5
3.4
3.5
3.45
3.5
3.5
119) Myanmar
3.3
3.2
2.97
3
120) Namibia
4.24
4.1
3.8
4
4.1
4.14
4.1
4.2
121) Nepal
3.37
3.4
3.5
3.3
3.2
3.31
3.3
3.4
122) Netherlands
5.2
5.2
5.4
5.5
5.6
5.5
5.5
5.8
123) New Zealand
5.82
5.8
6
5.9
5.9
5.87
5.9
5.8
124) Nicaragua
3.6
3
3.1
3.5
3.1
2.42
2.4
2.2
125) Nigeria
3.12
3.5
3.6
3.2
3
2.8
2.8
2.9
126) North America
4.7
4.6
4.65
4.8
4.85
4.93
4.95
5.4
127) Norway
5.17
5.2
5
5.1
5.2
5.26
5.3
5.2
128) OECD members
4.87
4.83
4.81
4.87
4.92
4.9
4.91
5.04
129) Oman
5.15
5
4.9
5.1
4.8
4.35
4.4
4.5
130) Other small states
4.59
4.47
4.32
4.31
4.27
4.32
4.31
4.45
131) Pakistan
3.64
3.6
3.7
3.7
3.7
3.35
3.4
3.7
132) Panama
4.37
4.2
4.4
4.7
4.4
4.14
4.1
4.5
133) Paraguay
3.8
3.9
4.1
4
4.1
3.81
3.8
3.6
134) Peru
4.47
4.4
4.1
4.1
4
3.81
3.8
4
135) Philippines
2.99
3
3.2
3.2
3.5
3.45
3.5
3
136) Poland
4.26
4.4
4.3
4.2
4.3
4.35
4.4
4.6
137) Portugal
4.9
4.7
4.8
4.9
5.1
4.99
5
5.1
138) Puerto Rico
4.71
4.6
4.8
5
5.1
139) Qatar
4.91
4.8
5.1
5.4
5.4
5.41
5.4
5.1
140) Romania
3.91
3.3
3
3.3
3.7
4.03
4
4.2
141) Russia
2.92
2.8
2.9
3.3
3.6
3.59
3.6
4
142) Rwanda
4.81
5.3
5.6
5.4
5.2
5.25
5.3
5.3
143) Saudi Arabia
4.91
5
4.8
4.5
4.3
4.44
4.4
4.8
144) Senegal
4.72
4.7
4.8
4.7
4.3
4.14
4.1
4.6
145) Serbia
3.61
3.7
3.5
3.4
3.6
3.54
3.5
3.9
146) Seychelles
4.4
4.2
3.8
3.84
3.8
3.9
147) Sierra Leone
3
3.3
3.4
3.2
3.2
3.3
148) Singapore
6.3
6.2
6.2
6.2
6.1
6.16
6.2
6.3
149) Slovakia
4.4
4.3
4.3
4.3
4.5
4.47
4.5
4.5
150) Slovenia
5.2
5
4.9
4.8
4.9
4.9
4.9
5
151) Small states
4.39
4.22
4.16
4.16
4.12
4.19
4.18
4.36
152) South Africa
4.38
4.2
4.3
4.3
4.1
3.94
3.9
4.2
153) South Asia
3.72
3.72
3.7
3.76
3.8
3.77
3.8
3.95
154) South Korea
4.53
4.4
4.4
4.4
4.4
4.48
4.5
4.6
155) Spain
4.57
4.5
4.6
4.9
4.8
4.56
4.6
4.7
156) Sri Lanka
4.21
4.4
4.3
4.1
4
4.16
4.2
3.9
157) Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)
3.9
3.87
3.78
158) Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)
3.9
3.87
3.76
159) Suriname
3.4
3.4
3.4
3.4
160) Swaziland
3.46
3.4
3
3
3.5
3.51
3.5
4.1
161) Sweden
5.83
5.8
5.5
5.5
5.2
5.3
5.3
5.6
162) Switzerland
5.14
5.1
5
5.1
5.2
5.2
5.2
5.4
163) Syria
2.76
2.9
164) Tajikistan
3.55
3.6
3.7
3.6
3.88
3.9
4.2
165) Tanzania
3.42
3.6
3.4
3.2
3.2
3.21
3.2
3.8
166) Thailand
4.14
3.9
3.8
3.9
3.9
3.72