How Long Does it Take to Import Goods?

Time to Import (days), 2014
Economy | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 170 countries in 2014, South Sudan ranked the highest in time to import with 130 days followed by Uzbekistan and Afghanistan. On the other end of the scale was Singapore with 4.00 days, Cyprus with 5.00 days and Hong Kong with 5.00 days.

Average time to import reached 24.5 days in 2014 in the World according to the National Statistical Office. This is 0.93 % less than in the previous year and % the same as 10 years ago.

Historically, average time to import reached an all time high of 31.4 days in 2005 and an all time low of 24.1 days in 2011. The average annual growth amounted to -2.74 % since 2005.

Data for more countries are available at Time to Import indicator page.

Time to Import Unit 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Afghanistan days ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 77.0 77.0 77.0 77.0 77.0
Central African Republic days ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 66.0 62.0 62.0 62.0 62.0
Chad days ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 102 100 101 101 101
Congo days ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 62.0 62.0 62.0 62.0 62.0
Dem. Republic of the Congo days ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 66.0 63.0 63.0 63.0 63.0
Eritrea days ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 60.0 60.0 59.0 59.0 59.0
Iraq days ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 101 101 83.0 83.0 82.0
Kazakhstan days ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 76.0 71.0 62.0 62.0 69.0
Kyrgyzstan days ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 75.0 72.0 72.0 72.0 75.0
Niger days ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 66.0 66.0 66.0 66.0 64.0
South Sudan days ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 130
Tajikistan days ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 65.0 65.0 65.0 65.0 72.0
Uzbekistan days ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 117 105 105 105 112
Venezuela days ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 71.0 71.0 71.0 71.0 71.0
Zimbabwe days ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 73.0 73.0 73.0 73.0 73.0