The United Kingdom is ranked 9 among 190 economies in the ease of doing business, according to the latest World Bank annual ratings. The rank of the United Kingdom deteriorated to 9 in 2018 from 7 in 2017. Ease of Doing Business in the United Kingdom averaged 7.27 from 2008 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 11 in 2012 and a record low of 5 in 2009.

Ease of Doing Business in the United Kingdom is expected to be 6.00 by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Ease of Doing Business in United Kingdom is projected to trend around 5.00 in 2020, according to our econometric models.


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United Kingdom Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence -16.00 -3.00 55.00 -75.00 Index Points [+]
Services PMI 52.20 53.90 62.50 40.10 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 51.10 53.60 61.50 34.40 [+]
Industrial Production 0.00 1.00 22.70 -11.90 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.00 0.00 9.90 -8.00 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 0.50 1.30 19.60 -16.90 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 80.20 82.30 85.20 38.00 percent [+]
Factory Orders 10.00 -6.00 21.00 -79.00 Net Balance [+]
New Orders 10801.00 11628.00 25109.00 9381.00 GBP Million [+]
Changes in Inventories -854.00 1195.00 11295.00 -11441.00 GBP Million [+]
Bankruptcies 4308.00 3918.00 6509.00 924.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 114178.00 111344.00 114178.00 1024.00 GBP Million [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index -61.40 -67.90 61.00 -77.20 [+]
Car Production 127051.00 89254.00 185157.00 43773.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 153599.00 338834.00 562337.00 33051.00 [+]
Small Business Sentiment -18.00 6.00 40.00 -69.00 [+]
Internet Speed 16920.86 16337.23 16920.86 3085.89 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 27493519.00 26782989.00 27493519.00 13305856.00 IP [+]
Mining Production -1.80 2.10 854.60 -90.50 percent [+]
Leading Economic Index 0.60 0.70 1.90 -2.10 percent [+]
Private Investment -1.20 -0.70 63.70 -33.70 percent [+]
Steel Production 630.00 550.00 2848.00 131.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Competitiveness Index 81.99 82.11 82.11 5.18 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 8.00 6.00 13.00 2.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 52.10 54.10 61.80 47.40 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 9.00 7.00 11.00 5.00 [+]
Electricity Production 24971.00 24914.00 38520.00 16152.00 Gigawatt-hour [+]
Corruption Index 82.00 81.00 87.00 74.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 8.00 10.00 20.00 8.00 [+]


Ease of Doing Business in United Kingdom

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 Kingdom. Ease of Doing Business in United Kingdom - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
9.00 7.00 11.00 5.00 2008 - 2018 Yearly




Country Last
Singapore 2.00 Dec/18
South Korea 5.00 Dec/18
United States 8.00 Dec/18
United Kingdom 9.00 Dec/18
Australia 18.00 Dec/18
Canada 22.00 Dec/18
Germany 24.00 Dec/18
Spain 30.00 Dec/18
Russia 31.00 Dec/18
France 32.00 Dec/18
Netherlands 36.00 Dec/18
Switzerland 38.00 Dec/18
Japan 39.00 Dec/18
Turkey 43.00 Dec/18
China 46.00 Dec/18
Italy 51.00 Dec/18
Mexico 54.00 Dec/18
Indonesia 73.00 Dec/18
India 77.00 Dec/18
South Africa 82.00 Dec/18
Saudi Arabia 92.00 Dec/18
Brazil 109.00 Dec/18
Argentina 119.00 Dec/18


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