Ease of Doing Business in United States  2008-2017 | Data | Chart

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 2016 from 7 in 2015. Ease of Doing Business in the United States averaged 5.44 from 2008 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 8.00 in 2016 and a record low of 4.00 in 2009.

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United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 58.80 56.30 77.50 29.40 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 52.80 53.30 57.90 50.70 [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 55.30 53.90 62.00 37.60 percent [+]
Services PMI 56.00 54.70 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Composite Pmi 55.30 54.60 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 1.50 2.40 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.90 0.40 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 1.50 1.40 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 76.12 76.88 89.40 66.70 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders -6.80 6.40 22.10 -17.90 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense -7.80 6.40 24.80 -18.60 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 0.50 0.10 7.50 -6.80 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.50 0.10 4.60 -7.30 percent [+]
New Orders 466360.00 481081.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders -3.30 3.20 10.20 -9.40 percent [+]
Business Inventories 0.20 0.50 1.30 -2.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 1.80 1.20 132.20 -206.10 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories 0.60 0.60 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 23443.00 23591.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 1655.60 1642.70 1741.40 14.40 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 105.30 105.20 107.70 80.10 Index Points [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 23.80 18.90 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 14.00 14.00 27.00 -44.00 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 56.60 62.80 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 24.40 25.20 38.99 -34.30 Index Points [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 17.00 16.80 46.60 -59.50 Index Points [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index -0.01 0.16 2.73 -5.11 [+]
Chicago Pmi 58.90 58.90 78.80 21.40 Index Points [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 16.14 16.77 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Car Production 3.02 2.62 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 502.59 580.98 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change 4.59 5.88 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change 97.00 91.00 147.00 -287.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change -2125.00 -8428.00 11456.00 -8428.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Leading Economic Index 182.28 181.78 182.29 70.21 Index Points [+]
Small Business Sentiment 51.67 49.03 59.12 48.35 [+]
Steel Production 7071.00 6707.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 9.70 10.40 108.20 -28.80 percent [+]
Ease of Doing Business 8.00 7.00 8.00 4.00 [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.70 5.61 5.79 5.42 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 3.00 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 September of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
8.00 7.00 8.00 4.00 2008 - 2016 Yearly




ease of doing business by Country

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South Korea 5.00 Dec/16
United Kingdom 7.00 Dec/16
United States 8.00 Dec/16
Australia 15.00 Dec/16
Germany 17.00 Dec/16
Canada 22.00 Dec/16
Netherlands 28.00 Dec/16
France 29.00 Dec/16
Switzerland 31.00 Dec/16
Spain 32.00 Dec/16
Japan 34.00 Dec/16
Russia 40.00 Dec/16
Mexico 47.00 Dec/16
Italy 50.00 Dec/16
Turkey 69.00 Dec/16
China 78.00 Dec/16
Indonesia 91.00 Dec/16
Brazil 123.00 Dec/16
India 130.00 Dec/16