Ease of Doing Business in United States  2008-2018 | Data | Chart

The United States is ranked 6 among 190 economies in the ease of doing business, according to the latest World Bank annual ratings. The rank of the United States improved to 6 in 2017 from 8 in 2016. Ease of Doing Business in the United States averaged 5.50 from 2008 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 8 in 2016 and a record low of 4 in 2009.

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United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 60.20 58.70 77.50 29.40 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 55.40 56.40 57.90 50.70 [+]
Services PMI 56.50 56.80 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 59.10 58.60 62.00 37.60 [+]
Composite Pmi 56.20 56.60 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 3.50 3.60 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.10 0.90 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 1.70 1.90 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 77.90 78.10 89.39 66.71 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders -0.60 -1.00 23.50 -19.00 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense -1.50 -1.50 26.00 -19.70 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation -0.30 1.90 7.50 -6.80 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.70 0.90 4.60 -7.20 percent [+]
New Orders 498174.00 494448.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders 0.40 -0.40 10.60 -10.00 percent [+]
Business Inventories 0.40 0.30 1.30 -2.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 13.86 15.56 132.20 -206.10 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories 0.60 0.10 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 23106.00 23157.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 1920.00 1767.00 1920.00 14.40 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 107.20 107.80 107.80 80.10 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 55.00 56.40 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 19.90 34.40 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 22.60 25.00 39.00 -35.10 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 20.00 16.00 30.00 -44.00 Index Points [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index -0.15 0.42 2.76 -5.16 [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 36.50 26.80 47.10 -60.10 Index Points [+]
Chicago Pmi 64.10 62.70 81.00 20.70 Index Points [+]
Car Production 2.70 3.08 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 461.17 522.69 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 17.47 16.91 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change -12.63 1.25 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change 51.00 78.00 147.00 -359.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change -694.00 -1505.00 11456.00 -8428.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Leading Economic Index 123.07 122.91 184.16 70.21 Index Points [+]
Internet Speed 18747.58 17235.62 18747.58 3609.31 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 128949703.00 127873899.00 146874246.00 89399946.00 IP [+]
API Crude Oil Stock Change -6.80 -4.50 14.30 -12.40 BBL/1Million [+]
Crude Oil Rigs 863.00 863.00 1609.00 98.00 [+]
Corruption Index 75.00 74.00 78.00 71.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 16.00 18.00 24.00 14.00 [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.85 5.70 5.85 5.42 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 2.00 3.00 7.00 1.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 6.00 8.00 8.00 4.00 [+]
Steel Production 7107.00 6930.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 12.60 11.20 108.20 -28.80 percent [+]


Ease of Doing Business in United States

The Ease of doing business index ranks countries against each other based on how the regulatory environment is conducive to business operationstronger protections of property rights. Economies with a high rank (1 to 20) have simpler and more friendly regulations for businesses. This page includes a chart with historical data for Ease of Doing Business in the United States. Ease of Doing Business in United States - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.00 8.00 8.00 4.00 2008 - 2017 Yearly




ease of doing business by Country
Country Last
South Korea 4.00 Dec/17
United States 6.00 Dec/17
United Kingdom 7.00 Dec/17
Australia 14.00 Dec/17
Canada 18.00 Dec/17
Germany 20.00 Dec/17
Spain 28.00 Dec/17
France 31.00 Dec/17
Netherlands 32.00 Dec/17
Switzerland 33.00 Dec/17
Japan 34.00 Dec/17
Russia 35.00 Dec/17
Italy 46.00 Dec/17
Mexico 49.00 Dec/17
Turkey 60.00 Dec/17
Indonesia 72.00 Dec/17
China 78.00 Dec/17
India 100.00 Dec/17
Brazil 125.00 Dec/17


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