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Number of Procedures to Enforce a Contract by Country

Based on a comparison of 170 countries in 2014, Syria ranked the highest in number of procedures to enforce a contract with 55.0 followed by Kosovo and Sudan. On the other end of the scale was Singapore with 21.0, Ireland with 21.0 and Rwanda with 23.0.

Average number of procedures to enforce a contract reached 38.1 in 2014 in the World according to the National Statistical Office. This is 0.097 % less than in the previous year and 0.999 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, average number of procedures to enforce a contract reached an all time high of 38.2 in 2007 and an all time low of 37.4 in 2003. The average annual growth amounted to 0.172 % since 2003.

The number of procedures necessary to enforce a contract is the number of independent steps, mandated by the law or courts, that demand interaction between the parties to a contract or between them and a judge or court officer. Interestingly, there are 30-40 necessary steps involved in enforcing a contract, without much difference between developed and developing countries.
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Countries Unit 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Afghanistan ...         47.0 47.0 47.0 47.0 47.0    
Albania           39.0 39.0 39.0 39.0 39.0    
Algeria           47.0 45.0 45.0 45.0 45.0    
Angola           46.0 46.0 46.0 46.0 46.0    
Argentina           36.0 36.0 36.0 36.0 36.0    
Armenia           49.0 49.0 49.0 49.0 49.0    
Australia           28.0 28.0 28.0 28.0 28.0    
Austria           25.0 25.0 25.0 25.0 25.0    
Azerbaijan           40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0    
Bahamas ... ... ... ...   49.0 49.0 49.0 49.0 49.0    
Bahrain ... ... ... ...   48.0 48.0 48.0 48.0 48.0    
Bangladesh           41.0 41.0 41.0 41.0 41.0    
Belarus           28.0 28.0 28.0 29.0 29.0    
Belgium           26.0 26.0 26.0 26.0 26.0    
Belize ... ...       51.0 51.0 51.0 51.0 51.0    
Benin           42.0 42.0 42.0 42.0 42.0    
Bhutan           47.0 47.0 47.0 47.0 47.0    
Bolivia           40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0    
Bosnia and Herzegovina           37.0 37.0 37.0 37.0 37.0    
Botswana           29.0 29.0 29.0 28.0 28.0    
Brazil           45.0 45.0 45.0 45.0 44.0    
Brunei ... ... ...     47.0 47.0 47.0 47.0 47.0    
Bulgaria           38.0 38.0 38.0 38.0 38.0    
Burkina Faso           37.0 37.0 37.0 37.0 37.0    
Burundi           44.0 44.0 44.0 44.0 44.0    
Cambodia           44.0 44.0 44.0 44.0 44.0    
Cameroon           43.0 43.0 43.0 43.0 42.0    
Canada           36.0 36.0 36.0 36.0 36.0    
Central African Republic           43.0 43.0 43.0 43.0 43.0    
Chad           41.0 41.0 41.0 41.0 41.0    
Chile           36.0 36.0 36.0 36.0 36.0    
China           37.0 37.0 37.0 37.0 37.0    
Colombia           33.0 33.0 33.0 33.0 33.0    
Comoros ... ...       43.0 43.0 43.0 43.0 43.0    
Congo           44.0 44.0 44.0 44.0 44.0    
Costa Rica           40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0    
Croatia           38.0 38.0 38.0 38.0 38.0    
Cyprus ... ... ... ... ... 43.0 43.0 43.0 43.0 43.0    
Czech Republic           27.0 27.0 27.0 27.0 27.0    
Dem. Republic of the Congo           43.0 43.0 43.0 43.0 43.0    
Denmark           35.0 35.0 35.0 35.0 35.0    
Djibouti ... ...       40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0    
Dominican Republic           34.0 34.0 34.0 34.0 34.0    
East Timor ...         51.0 51.0 51.0 51.0 51.0    
Ecuador           39.0 39.0 39.0 39.0 39.0    
Egypt           42.0 42.0 42.0 42.0 42.0    
El Salvador           32.0 32.0 32.0 35.0 35.0    
Equatorial Guinea ... ...       40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0    
Eritrea ...         39.0 39.0 39.0 39.0 39.0    
Estonia           34.0 35.0 35.0 35.0 35.0    
Ethiopia           39.0 38.0 38.0 38.0 38.0    
European Union           32.6 32.4 32.3 32.6 32.4    
Fiji           34.0 34.0 34.0 34.0 34.0    
Finland           33.0 33.0 33.0 33.0 33.0    
France           29.0 29.0 29.0 29.0 29.0    
Gabon ... ...       38.0 38.0 38.0 38.0 38.0    
Gambia ... ...       33.0 33.0 33.0 33.0 33.0    
Georgia           36.0 36.0 36.0 36.0 33.0    
Germany           31.0 31.0 31.0 31.0 31.0    
Ghana           36.0 36.0 36.0 36.0 36.0    
Greece           39.0 39.0 39.0 39.0 39.0    
Guatemala           31.0 31.0 31.0 31.0 31.0    
Guinea           49.0 49.0 49.0 49.0 49.0    
Guinea Bissau ... ...       41.0 41.0 40.0 40.0 40.0    
Guyana ...         36.0 36.0 36.0 36.0 36.0    
Haiti           35.0 35.0 35.0 35.0 35.0    
Honduras           45.0 45.0 45.0 47.0 47.0    
Hong Kong           27.0 27.0 27.0 27.0 27.0    
Hungary           34.0 34.0 34.0 34.0 34.0    
Iceland ...         27.0 27.0 27.0 27.0 27.0    
India           46.0 46.0 46.0 46.0 46.0    
Indonesia           40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0    
Iraq ...         51.0 51.0 51.0 51.0 51.0    
Iran           40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0    
Ireland           21.0 21.0 21.0 21.0 21.0    
Israel           35.0 35.0 35.0 35.0 35.0    
Italy           41.0 37.0 37.0 37.0 37.0    
Ivory Coast           33.0 33.0 33.0 33.0 33.0    
Jamaica           35.0 35.0 35.0 35.0 35.0    
Japan           32.0 32.0 32.0 32.0 32.0    
Jordan           39.0 39.0 39.0 39.0 39.0    
Kazakhstan           37.0 37.0 37.0 37.0 37.0    
Kenya           40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 44.0    
Kosovo ... ... ... ... ... ... 53.0 53.0 53.0 53.0    
Kuwait           50.0 50.0 50.0 50.0 50.0    
Kyrgyzstan           38.0 38.0 38.0 38.0 38.0    
Laos           42.0 42.0 42.0 42.0 42.0    
Latvia           27.0 27.0 27.0 27.0 27.0    
Lebanon           37.0 37.0 37.0 37.0 37.0    
Lesotho           41.0 41.0 41.0 40.0 41.0    
Liberia ... ... ...     41.0 41.0 41.0 41.0 40.0    
Libya ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 43.0    
Lithuania           32.0 32.0 32.0 32.0 32.0    
Luxembourg ... ... ...     26.0 26.0 26.0 26.0 26.0    
Macedonia           38.0 38.0 38.0 38.0 38.0    
Madagascar           38.0 38.0 38.0 38.0 38.0    
Malawi           42.0 42.0 42.0 42.0 42.0    
Malaysia           30.0 30.0 30.0 29.0 29.0    
Maldives           41.0 41.0 41.0 41.0 41.0    
Mali           39.0 36.0 36.0 36.0 36.0    
Malta ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 40.0 40.0    
Mauritania           46.0 46.0 46.0 46.0 46.0    
Mauritius ...         37.0 36.0 36.0 36.0 36.0    
Mexico           38.0 38.0 38.0 38.0 37.0    
Moldova           30.0 30.0 30.0 30.0 31.0    
Mongolia           32.0 32.0 32.0 32.0 32.0    
Montenegro ... ... ...     49.0 49.0 49.0 49.0 49.0    
Morocco           40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0    
Mozambique           30.0 30.0 30.0 30.0 30.0    
Myanmar ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 45.0    
Namibia           33.0 33.0 33.0 33.0 33.0    
Nepal           39.0 39.0 39.0 39.0 39.0    
Netherlands           26.0 26.0 26.0 26.0 26.0    
New Zealand           30.0 30.0 30.0 30.0 30.0    
Nicaragua           37.0 37.0 37.0 37.0 37.0    
Niger           39.0 39.0 39.0 39.0 39.0    
Nigeria           40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0    
Norway           34.0 34.0 34.0 34.0 34.0    
Oman           51.0 51.0 51.0 51.0 51.0    
Pakistan           46.0 46.0 46.0 46.0 46.0    
Palestine ...         44.0 44.0 44.0 44.0 44.0    
Panama           32.0 32.0 32.0 32.0 32.0    
Papua New Guinea           43.0 42.0 42.0 42.0 42.0    
Paraguay           38.0 38.0 38.0 38.0 38.0    
Peru           41.0 41.0 41.0 41.0 41.0    
Philippines           37.0 37.0 37.0 37.0 37.0    
Poland           37.0 37.0 37.0 37.0 33.0    
Portugal           37.0 34.0 34.0 34.0 34.0    
Puerto Rico           39.0 39.0 39.0 39.0 39.0    
Qatar ... ... ... ...   43.0 43.0 43.0 43.0 43.0    
Romania           34.0 34.0 34.0 34.0 34.0    
Russia           35.0 35.0 35.0 35.0 35.0    
Rwanda           24.0 24.0 24.0 24.0 23.0    
Saudi Arabia           43.0 43.0 43.0 43.0 40.0    
Senegal           44.0 44.0 44.0 43.0 43.0    
Serbia           36.0 36.0 36.0 36.0 36.0    
Seychelles ... ...       37.0 37.0 37.0 37.0 37.0    
Sierra Leone           40.0 40.0 40.0 39.0 39.0    
Singapore           21.0 21.0 21.0 21.0 21.0    
Slovakia           33.0 33.0 33.0 33.0 33.0    
Slovenia           32.0 32.0 32.0 32.0 32.0    
South Africa           30.0 30.0 29.0 29.0 29.0    
South Korea           34.0 34.0 34.0 32.0 32.0    
South Sudan ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 48.0    
Spain           41.0 41.0 40.0 40.0 40.0    
Sri Lanka           40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0    
Sudan ...         53.0 53.0 53.0 53.0 53.0    
Suriname ... ...       44.0 44.0 44.0 44.0 44.0    
Swaziland ... ...       40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0    
Sweden           31.0 31.0 31.0 31.0 31.0    
Switzerland           32.0 32.0 32.0 32.0 32.0    
Syria           55.0 55.0 55.0 55.0 55.0    
Tajikistan ... ...       35.0 35.0 35.0 35.0 35.0    
Tanzania           38.0 38.0 38.0 38.0 38.0    
Thailand           36.0 36.0 36.0 36.0 36.0    
Togo           41.0 41.0 41.0 41.0 41.0    
Trinidad and Tobago ... ...       42.0 42.0 42.0 42.0 42.0    
Tunisia           39.0 39.0 39.0 39.0 39.0    
Turkey           36.0 36.0 36.0 36.0 36.0    
Uganda           38.0 38.0 38.0 38.0 38.0    
Ukraine           30.0 30.0 30.0 30.0 30.0    
United Arab Emirates           49.0 49.0 49.0 49.0 49.0    
United Kingdom           31.0 31.0 29.0 29.0 29.0    
USA           32.0 32.0 32.0 32.0 32.0    
Uruguay           40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0    
Uzbekistan           42.0 42.0 42.0 42.0 42.0    
Venezuela           30.0 30.0 30.0 30.0 30.0    
Vietnam           36.0 36.0 36.0 36.0 36.0    
Yemen           36.0 36.0 36.0 36.0 36.0    
Zambia           35.0 35.0 35.0 35.0 35.0    
Zimbabwe           38.0 38.0 38.0 38.0 38.0    
World           38.2 38.2 38.1 38.1 38.2    

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