The United States is ranked 8 among 190 economies in the ease of doing business, according to the latest World Bank annual ratings. The rank of the United States deteriorated to 8 in 2018 from 6 in 2017. Ease of Doing Business in the United States averaged 5.73 from 2008 until 2018, 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 49.10 51.20 77.50 29.40 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 50.30 50.40 57.90 50.30 [+]
Services PMI 50.70 53.00 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 56.40 53.70 62.00 37.80 [+]
Composite Pmi 50.70 52.60 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 0.50 1.10 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.20 0.20 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production -0.50 0.30 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 77.50 77.80 89.39 66.69 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders 2.10 1.80 23.20 -18.40 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense 1.40 3.10 25.50 -19.20 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation -0.40 0.80 6.30 -10.20 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.30 -0.10 4.60 -7.00 percent [+]
New Orders 500278.00 493817.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders 1.40 0.50 10.40 -9.70 percent [+]
Business Inventories 0.40 0.00 1.30 -2.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 69.03 116.00 173.21 -245.13 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories 0.20 -0.10 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 22483.00 22157.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 1882.97 1791.42 1882.97 14.67 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 103.10 104.70 108.80 80.10 Index Points [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 4.80 4.30 39.00 -34.40 Index Points [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 16.80 21.80 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 1.00 -12.00 27.00 -44.00 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 50.30 43.50 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index -0.36 0.03 2.79 -5.28 [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 2.70 -6.30 47.60 -59.90 Index Points [+]
Chicago Pmi 50.40 44.40 78.60 21.20 Index Points [+]
Car Production 2.67 2.62 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 417.60 466.07 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 16.90 16.80 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change -6.91 -4.77 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change 78.00 84.00 147.00 -359.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change -682.00 -2396.00 11456.00 -8428.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Leading Economic Index 128.31 128.29 128.31 46.91 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 -7.23 0.40 14.30 -12.40 BBL/1Million [+]
Crude Oil Rigs 733.00 738.00 1609.00 98.00 [+]
Corruption Index 71.00 75.00 78.00 71.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 22.00 16.00 24.00 14.00 [+]
Competitiveness Index 85.64 84.84 85.64 5.42 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 1.00 1.00 7.00 1.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 8.00 6.00 8.00 4.00 [+]
Steel Production 7514.00 7276.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Kansas Fed Manufacturing Index -2.00 -6.00 37.00 -32.00 Index Points [+]
Mining Production 5.50 8.40 108.20 -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 September of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
8.00 6.00 8.00 4.00 2008 - 2018 Yearly




Country Last Previous
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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