Ease of Doing Business in United States  2008-2017 | 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 58.70 60.80 77.50 29.40 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 54.60 53.10 57.90 50.70 [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 60.10 59.80 62.00 37.60 percent [+]
Services PMI 55.30 55.30 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Composite Pmi 55.20 54.80 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 2.90 2.10 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.90 0.40 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 2.50 1.40 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 77.00 76.40 89.40 66.70 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders -1.20 2.20 22.10 -17.90 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense -0.80 2.40 24.80 -18.60 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 0.40 1.10 7.50 -6.80 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.70 0.60 4.60 -7.30 percent [+]
New Orders 478455.00 471684.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders 1.40 1.20 10.20 -9.40 percent [+]
Business Inventories 0.00 0.60 1.30 -2.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 35.80 5.50 132.20 -206.10 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories 0.30 0.80 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 23109.00 23443.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 1643.80 1642.70 1741.40 14.40 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 103.80 103.00 107.70 80.10 Index Points [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 22.70 27.90 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 12.00 19.00 27.00 -44.00 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 51.60 49.70 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 19.40 30.20 38.99 -34.30 Index Points [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 27.60 21.30 46.60 -59.50 Index Points [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index 0.65 0.36 2.73 -5.12 [+]
Chicago Pmi 66.20 65.20 78.80 21.40 Index Points [+]
Car Production 2.70 2.80 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 511.18 501.98 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 18.09 18.57 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change -1.86 1.85 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change -46.00 -18.00 147.00 -287.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change 44.00 894.00 11456.00 -8428.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Leading Economic Index 182.70 182.50 182.70 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 [+]
Steel Production 6716.00 7064.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 6.40 10.00 108.20 -28.80 percent [+]
Ease of Doing Business 6.00 8.00 8.00 4.00 [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.85 5.70 5.85 5.42 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 2.00 3.00 7.00 1.00 [+]
Corruption Index 74.00 76.00 78.00 71.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 18.00 16.00 24.00 14.00 [+]


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 November of 2017.

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