Time to Start New Business remained unchanged in Bahrain in 2018

Time to Start New Business (days)
Economy | Bahrain | May 17, 2019
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Time to start new business reached 8.30 days in 2018 in Bahrain, according to the National Statistical Office. This is the same as in the previous year.

Historically, time to start new business in Bahrain reached an all time high of 9.40 days in 2007 and an all time low of 8.30 days in 2016. When compared to Bahrain's main peers, time to start new business in Iran amounted to 72.5 days, 35.4 days in Kuwait, 7.70 days in Qatar and 17.8 days in Saudi Arabia in 2018.

Bahrain has been ranked 116th within the group of 173 countries we follow in terms of time to start new business, 28 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

The time required to start a business is the number of calendar days needed to complete the procedures to legally operate a business.

Time to Start New Business Unit 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Bahrain days 9.30 9.30 9.30 9.40 8.30
Iran days 73.5 73.5 72.5 72.5 72.5
Iraq days 27.5 27.5 27.5 34.5 34.5
Jordan days 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.5
Kuwait days 32.4 32.4 31.4 31.4 61.4
Pakistan days 19.0 20.0 20.0 20.0 20.0
Qatar days 8.70 8.70 8.70 8.70 8.70
Saudi Arabia days 24.3 24.8 24.8 23.3 19.3
Turkmenistan days ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
United Arab Emirates days 8.20 8.20 8.20 8.20 8.20
Yemen days 40.5 40.5 40.5 40.5 40.5