Northern South America, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between French Guiana and Guyana

Geographic coordinates:
4 00 N, 56 00 W

Map references:
South America

total:163,820 sq kmcountry comparison to the world: 92
land:156,000 sq km
water:7,820 sq km

Area - comparative:
slightly larger than Georgia

Land boundaries:
total:1,703 km
border countries:Brazil 593 km, French Guiana 510 km, Guyana 600 km

386 km

Maritime claims:
territorial sea:12 nm
exclusive economic zone:200 nm

tropical; moderated by trade winds

mostly rolling hills; narrow coastal plain with swamps

Elevation extremes:
lowest point:unnamed location in the coastal plain -2 m
highest point:Juliana Top 1,230 m

    Natural resources:
timber, hydropower, fish, kaolin, shrimp, bauxite, gold, and small amounts of nickel, copper, platinum, iron ore

Land use:
arable land:0.36%
permanent crops:0.04%
other:99.6% (2011)

Irrigated land:
511.8 sq km (2003)

Total renewable water resources:
122 cu km (2011)

Freshwater withdrawal (domestic/industrial/agricultural):
122 cu km (2011)

Natural hazards:

Environment - current issues:
deforestation as timber is cut for export; pollution of inland waterways by small-scale mining activities

Environment - international agreements:
party to:Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Tropical Timber 94, Wetlands, Whaling
signed, but not ratified:none of the selected agreements

Geography - note:
smallest independent country on South American continent; mostly tropical rain forest; great diversity of flora and fauna that, for the most part, is increasingly threatened by new development; relatively small population, mostly along the coast

People and Society

noun: Surinamer(s)

Ethnic groups:
Hindustani (also known locally as 'East Indians'; their ancestors emigrated from northern India in the latter part of the 19th century) 37%, Creole (mixed white and black) 31%, Javanese 15%, 'Maroons' (their African ancestors were brought to the country in the 17th and 18th centuries as slaves and escaped to the interior) 10%, Amerindian 2%, Chinese 2%, white 1%, other 2%

Dutch (official), English (widely spoken), Sranang Tongo (Surinamese, sometimes called Taki-Taki, is native language of Creoles and much of the younger population and is lingua franca among others), Caribbean Hindustani (a dialect of Hindi), Javanese

Hindu 27.4%, Protestant 25.2% (predominantly Moravian), Roman Catholic 22.8%, Muslim 19.6%, indigenous beliefs 5%

Demographic profile:
Suriname is a pluralistic society consisting primarily of Creoles (persons of mixed African and European heritage), the descendants of escaped African slaves known as Maroons, and the descendants of Indian and Javanese contract workers. The country overall is in full, post-industrial demographic transition, with a low fertility rate, a moderate mortality rate, and a rising life expectancy. However, the Maroon population of the rural interior lags behind because of lower educational attainment and contraceptive use, higher malnutrition, and significantly less access to electricity, potable water, sanitation, infrastructure, and health care.

573,311 (July 2014 est.)country comparison to the world: 171

Age structure:
0-14 years:26.2% (male 76,565/female 73,676)
15-24 years:17.6% (male 51,322/female 49,313)
25-54 years:44.1% (male 128,620/female 124,034)
55-64 years:6.5% (male 18,140/female 19,158)
65 years and over:5.6% (male 14,041/female 18,442) (2014 est.)

Dependency ratios:
total dependency ratio:50.7 %
youth dependency ratio:40.6 %
elderly dependency ratio:10.1 %
potential support ratio:9.9 (2014 est.)

Median age:
total:28.6 years
male:28.3 years
female:29 years (2014 est.)

Population growth rate:
1.12% (2014 est.)country comparison to the world: 110

Birth rate:
16.73 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)country comparison to the world: 116

Death rate:
6.13 deaths/1,000 population (2014 est.)country comparison to the world: 161

Net migration rate:
0.57 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)country comparison to the world: 68

urban population:69.7% of total population (2011)
rate of urbanization:1.44% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)

Major urban areas - population:
PARAMARIBO (capital) 278,000 (2011)

Sex ratio:
at birth:1.05 male(s)/female
0-14 years:1.04 male(s)/female
15-24 years:1.04 male(s)/female
25-54 years:1.04 male(s)/female
55-64 years:1.01 male(s)/female
65 years and over:0.77 male(s)/female
total population:1.01 male(s)/female (2014 est.)

    Maternal mortality rate:
130 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)

Infant mortality rate:
total:27.07 deaths/1,000 live birthscountry comparison to the world: 68
male:31.5 deaths/1,000 live births
female:22.41 deaths/1,000 live births (2014 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:
total population:71.69 yearscountry comparison to the world: 144
male:69.31 years
female:74.18 years (2014 est.)

Total fertility rate:
2.01 children born/woman (2014 est.)country comparison to the world: 124

Contraceptive prevalence rate:
45.6% (2006)

Health expenditures:
5.3% of GDP (2011)

Physicians density:
0.91 physicians/1,000 population (2004)

Hospital bed density:
3.1 beds/1,000 population (2010)

Drinking water source:
urban: 98.1% of population
rural: 88.4% of population
total: 95.2% of population
urban: 1.9% of population
rural: 11.6% of population
total: 4.8% of population (2012 est.)

Sanitation facility access:
urban: 88.4% of population
rural: 61.4% of population
total: 80.3% of population
urban: 11.6% of population
rural: 38.6% of population
total: 19.7% of population (2012 est.)

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
1.1% (2012 est.)country comparison to the world: 42

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
4,000 (2012 est.)country comparison to the world: 126

HIV/AIDS - deaths:
100 (2012 est.)country comparison to the world: 150

Major infectious diseases:

Obesity - adult prevalence rate:
25.1% (2008)country comparison to the world: 60

Children under the age of 5 years underweight:
5.8% (2010)country comparison to the world: 83

Education expenditures:

definition:age 15 and over can read and write
total population:94.7%
female:94% (2010 est.)

School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education):
total:12 years
male:11 years
female:13 years (2002)

Child labor - children ages 5-14:

Unemployment, youth ages 15-24:
total:21.5% (2004)country comparison to the world: 54


Country name:
conventional long form: Republic of Suriname
conventional short form:Suriname
local long form:Republiek Suriname
local short form:Suriname
former:Netherlands Guiana, Dutch Guiana

Government type:
constitutional democracy

geographic coordinates:5 50 N, 55 10 W
time difference:UTC-3 (2 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)

Administrative divisions:
10 districts (distrikten, singular - distrikt); Brokopondo, Commewijne, Coronie, Marowijne, Nickerie, Para, Paramaribo, Saramacca, Sipaliwini, Wanica

25 November 1975 (from the Netherlands)

National holiday:
Independence Day, 25 November (1975)

previous 1975; latest ratified 30 September 1987, effective 30 October 1987; amended 1992; note - in 2012, the president appointed a commission to revise the constitution (2012)

Legal system:
civil law system influenced by Dutch civil law; note - the Commissie Nieuw Surinaamse Burgerlijk Wetboek completed drafting a new civil code in February 2009

International law organization participation:
accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations; accepts ICCt jurisdiction

18 years of age; universal

Executive branch:
chief of state:President Desire Delano BOUTERSE (since 12 August 2010); Vice President Robert AMEERALI (since 12 August 2010); note - the president is both the chief of state and head of government
head of government:President Desire Delano BOUTERSE (since 12 August 2010); Vice President Robert AMEERALI (since 12 August 2010)
cabinet:Cabinet of Ministers appointed by the president
elections:president and vice president elected by the National Assembly or, if no presidential or vice presidential candidate receives a two-thirds constitutional majority in the National Assembly after two votes, by a simple majority in the larger United People's Assembly (893 representatives from the national, local, and regional councils), for five-year terms (no term limits); election last held on 19 July 2010 (next to be held in 2015)
election results:Desire Delano BOUTERSE elected president; percent of vote - Desire Delano BOUTERSE 70.6%, Chandrikapersad SATOKHI 25.5%, other 3.9%

Legislative branch:
unicameral National Assembly or Nationale Assemblee (51 seats; members elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms)
elections:last held on 25 May 2010 (next to be held in May 2015)
election results:percent of vote by party - Mega Combination 45.1%, New Front 27.5%, A-Com 13.7%, People's Alliance 11.8%, DOE 1.9%; seats by party - Mega Combination 23, New Front 14, A-Com 7, People's Alliance 6, DOE 1

Judicial branch:
highest court(s):High Court of Justice of Suriname (consists of the court president, vice president, and 4 judges)
note - Suriname can appeal beyond its High Court to the Caribbean Court of Justice, with final appeal to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (in London)
judge selection and term of office:court judges appointed by the national president after consultation with the High Court; judges appointed for life
subordinate courts:cantonal courts

    Political parties and leaders:
A-Combination (a coalition that includes the General Liberation and Development Party ABOP [Ronnie BRUNSWIJK], and SEEKA [Paul ABENA])
Basic Party for Renewal and Democracy or BVD [Dilip SARDJOE]
Basic Party for Renewal and Democracy or PVF [Soedeschand JAIRAM]
Democratic Union Suriname or DUS [Japhet DIEKO]
Mega Combination Coalition (a coalition that joined with A-Combination and the PL to form a majority in Parliament in 2010 - includes the National Democratic Party or NDP [Desire Delano BOUTERSE] (largest party in the coalition), Progressive Worker and Farmer's Union or PALU [Jim HOK], Party for National Unity and Solidarity of the Highest Order or KTPI [Willy SOEMITA], DNP-2000 [Jules WIJDENBOSCH], Union of Brotherhood and Unity in Politics BEP [Caprino ALENDY], and New Suriname or NS [Nanan PANDAY])
National Union or NU [P. VAN LEEUWAARDE]
New Front for Democracy and Development or NF (a coalition made up of the National Party of Suriname or NPS [Runaldo VENETIAAN], United Reform Party or VHP [Ramdien SARDJOE], Democratic Alternative 1991 or DA-91 - an independent, business-oriented party [Winston JESSURUN], Surinamese Labor Party or SPA [Siegfried GILDS])
Party for Democracy and Development in Unity or DOE [Carl BREEVELD]
Party for the Permanent Prosperity Republic Suriname or PVRS
People's Alliance, Pertjaja Luhur's or PL [Paul SOMOHARDJO](includes D-21 [Soewarta MOESTADJA] and Pendawa Lima [Raymond SAPEON], which merged with PL in 2010)
note:BVD and PVF participated in the elections as a coalition (BVD/PVF) in the most recent elections, but separated after the election

Political pressure groups and leaders:
Association of Indigenous Village Chiefs [Ricardo PANE]

International organization participation:

Diplomatic representation in the US:
chief of mission:Ambassador Subhas-Chandra MUNGRA (since 28 January 2011)
chancery:Suite 460, 4301 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008
telephone:[1] (202) 244-7488
FAX:[1] (202) 244-5878
consulate(s) general:Miami

Diplomatic representation from the US:
chief of mission:Ambassador Jay N. ANANIA (since 1 October 2012)
embassy:Dr. Sophie Redmondstraat 129, Paramaribo
mailing address:US Department of State, PO Box 1821, Paramaribo
telephone:[597] 472-900
FAX:[597] 410-972

Flag description:
five horizontal bands of green (top, double width), white, red (quadruple width), white, and green (double width); a large, yellow, five-pointed star is centered in the red band; red stands for progress and love; green symbolizes hope and fertility; white signifies peace, justice, and freedom; the star represents the unity of all ethnic groups; from its yellow light the nation draws strength to bear sacrifices patiently while working toward a golden future

National anthem:
name:'God zij met ons Suriname!' (God Be With Our Suriname)
lyrics/music:Cornelis Atses HOEKSTRA and Henry DE ZIEL/Johannes Corstianus DE PUY
note:adopted 1959; the anthem, originally adapted from a Sunday school song written in 1893, contains lyrics in both Dutch and Sranang Tongo


Economy - overview:
The economy is dominated by the mining industry, with exports of alumina, gold, and oil accounting for about 85% of exports and 25% of government revenues, making the economy highly vulnerable to mineral price volatility. Economic growth has remained at about 4-5% per year in 2010-13, but the government's budget was strained by high inflation in 2010. In January 2011, the government devalued the currency by 20% and raised taxes to reduce the budget deficit. As a result of these measures, inflation has receded to about 4% in 2013. Suriname's economic prospects for the medium term will depend on continued commitment to responsible monetary and fiscal policies and to the introduction of structural reforms to liberalize markets and promote competition. The government's reliance on revenue from extractive industries will temper Suriname's economic outlook, especially if gold prices continue their downward trend.

GDP (purchasing power parity):
$7.12 billion (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 161
$6.801 billion (2012 est.)
$6.492 billion (2011 est.)
note:data are in 2013 US dollars

GDP (official exchange rate):
$5.009 billion (2013 est.)

GDP - real growth rate:
4.7% (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 62
4.8% (2012 est.)
4.7% (2011 est.)

GDP - per capita (PPP):
$12,900 (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 101
$12,500 (2012 est.)
$12,100 (2011 est.)
note:data are in 2013 US dollars

GDP - composition, by end use:
household consumption:73.8%
government consumption:9.9%
investment in fixed capital:5%
investment in inventories:19.7%
exports of goods and services:43.2%
imports of goods and services:-51.6%
(2013 est.)

GDP - composition, by sector of origin:
services:54.5% (2013 est.)

Agriculture - products:
rice, bananas, palm kernels, coconuts, plantains, peanuts; beef, chickens; shrimp; forest products

bauxite and gold mining, alumina production; oil, lumbering, food processing, fishing

Industrial production growth rate:
4% (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 74

Labor force:
165,600 (2007)
country comparison to the world: 176

Labor force - by occupation:
services:78% (2004)

Unemployment rate:
9% (2008)
country comparison to the world: 100
12.1% (2006)

Population below poverty line:
70% (2002 est.)

    Household income or consumption by percentage share:
lowest 10%:NA%
highest 10%:NA%

revenues:$826.6 million
expenditures:$939.7 million (2010 est.)

Taxes and other revenues:
16.5% of GDP (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 186

Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-):
-2.3% of GDP (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 96

Fiscal year:
calendar year

Inflation rate (consumer prices):
4.2% (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 141
5% (2012 est.)

Commercial bank prime lending rate:
12% (31 December 2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 68
11.73% (31 December 2012 est.)

Stock of narrow money:
$1.132 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 147
$1.075 billion (31 December 2011 est.)

Stock of broad money:
$3.005 million (31 December 2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 193
$2.463 million (31 December 2012 est.)

Stock of domestic credit:
$939.4 million (31 December 2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 154
$1.275 billion (31 December 2012 est.)

Market value of publicly traded shares:

Current account balance:
$102.5 million (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 58
$241.4 million (2012 est.)

$2.512 billion (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 136
$2.564 billion (2012 est.)

Exports - commodities:
alumina, gold, crude oil, lumber, shrimp and fish, rice, bananas

Exports - partners:
US 25.7%, Belgium 17.4%, UAE 11.5%, Canada 10.3%, Guyana 5.8%, France 5.5%, Barbados 4.2% (2012)

$1.778 billion (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 167
$1.761 billion (2012 est.)

Imports - commodities:
capital equipment, petroleum, foodstuffs, cotton, consumer goods

Imports - partners:
US 26%, Netherlands 16%, China 9.9%, UAE 8.1%, Antigua and Barbuda 6.7%, Netherlands Antilles 4.9%, Japan 4.3% (2012)

Reserves of foreign exchange and gold:
$1.008 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 134
$816.9 million (31 December 2011 est.)

Debt - external:
$860 million (31 December 2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 164
$810.8 million (31 December 2012 est.)

Exchange rates:
Surinamese dollars (SRD) per US dollar -
3.3 (2012 est.)
3.3 (2012 est.)
2.7454 (2010 est.)
2.745 (2009)
2.745 (2008)


Electricity - production:
1.57 billion kWh (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 141

Electricity - consumption:
1.423 billion kWh (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 147

Electricity - exports:
0 kWh (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 179

Electricity - imports:
0 kWh (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 181

Electricity - installed generating capacity:
410,000 kW (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 146

Electricity - from fossil fuels:
53.9% of total installed capacity (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 145

Electricity - from nuclear fuels:
0% of total installed capacity (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 155

Electricity - from hydroelectric plants:
46.1% of total installed capacity (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 48

Electricity - from other renewable sources:
0% of total installed capacity (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 109

Crude oil - production:
15,270 bbl/day (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 82

Crude oil - exports:
7,621 bbl/day (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 61

Crude oil - imports:
0.66 bbl/day (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 82

    Crude oil - proved reserves:
76.8 million bbl (1 January 2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 76

Refined petroleum products - production:
7,462 bbl/day (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 105

Refined petroleum products - consumption:
14,100 bbl/day (2011 est.)
country comparison to the world: 146

Refined petroleum products - exports:
1,015 bbl/day (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 105

Refined petroleum products - imports:
6,454 bbl/day (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 139

Natural gas - production:
0 cu m (2011 est.)
country comparison to the world: 177

Natural gas - consumption:
0 cu m (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 182

Natural gas - exports:
0 cu m (2011 est.)
country comparison to the world: 159

Natural gas - imports:
0 cu m (2011 est.)
country comparison to the world: 109

Natural gas - proved reserves:
0 cu m (1 January 2011 est.)
country comparison to the world: 180

Carbon dioxide emissions from consumption of energy:
2.335 million Mt (2011 est.)


Telephones - main lines in use:
83,000 (2012)
country comparison to the world: 149

Telephones - mobile cellular:
977,000 (2012)
country comparison to the world: 158

Telephone system:
general assessment:international facilities are good
domestic:combined fixed-line and mobile-cellular teledensity 185 telephones per 100 persons; microwave radio relay network
international:country code - 597; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean) (2010)

    Broadcast media:
2 state-owned TV stations; 1 state-owned radio station; multiple private radio and TV stations (2007)

Internet country code:

Internet hosts:
188 (2012)
country comparison to the world: 201

Internet users:
163,000 (2009)
country comparison to the world: 146


55 (2013)
country comparison to the world: 85

Airports - with paved runways
over 3,047 m:1
under 914 m:5 (2013)

Airports - with unpaved runways
914 to 1,523 m:4
under 914 m:
45 (2013)

oil 50 km (2013)

total:4,304 kmcountry comparison to the world: 154
paved:1,130 km
unpaved:3,174 km (2003)

1,200 km (most navigable by ships with drafts up to 7 m) (2011)
country comparison to the world: 61

Ports and terminals
major seaport(s):Paramaribo, Wageningen


Military branches
Suriname Armed Forces: Ground Forces, Naval Forces, Air Forces (2010)

Military service age and obligation
18 is the legal minimum age for voluntary military service; no conscription; personnel drawn almost exclusively from the Creole community (2012)

Manpower available for military service
males age 16-49:134,218
females age 16-49:134,439 (2010 est.)

    Manpower fit for military service
males age 16-49:109,445
females age 16-49:112,538 (2010 est.)

Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually
female:4,106 (2010 est.)

Transnational Issues

Disputes - international
area claimed by French Guiana between Riviere Litani and Riviere Marouini (both headwaters of the Lawa); Suriname claims a triangle of land between the New and Kutari/Koetari rivers in a historic dispute over the headwaters of the Courantyne; Guyana seeks United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea arbitration to resolve the longstanding dispute with Suriname over the axis of the territorial sea boundary in potentially oil-rich waters

    Trafficking in persons

Illicit drugs
growing transshipment point for South American drugs destined for Europe via the Netherlands and Brazil; transshipment point for arms-for-drugs dealing
Information provided by CIA - The World Fact Book

Doing Business in Suriname 2020

Suriname Ease of Doing Business Rank: 162 Overall Score: 47.5
Starting a Business (rank) 182
Score 61.6
Procedures - Men (number) 8
Time - Men (number) 66
Cost - Men (days) 93.5
Procedures - Women (days) 8
Time - Women (% of income per capita) 66
Cost - Women (% of income per capita) 93.5
Paid in minimum capital (% of income per capita) 0
Dealing with Construction Permits (rank) 115
Score 66.3
Procedures (number) 10
Time (days) 223
Cost (% of warehouse value) 0.3
Building Quality Control Index(0-15) 6.5
Quality of building regulations index (0-2) 1
Quality control before construction index (0-1) 1
Quality control during construction index (0-3) 0
Quality control after construction index (0-3) 2
Liability and insurance regimes index (0-2) 1.5
Professional certifications index (0-4) 1
Getting Electricity (rank) 145
Score 57.7
Procedures (number) 4
Time (days) 113
Cost (% of income per capita) 895.8
Reliability of supply and transparency of tariff index (0-8) 0
Total duration and frequency of outages per customer a year (0-3) 0
Mechanisms for monitoring outages (0-1) 1
Mechanisms for restoring service (0-1) 1
Regulatory monitoring (0-1) 0
Financial deterrents aimed at limiting outages (0-1) 0
Communication of tariffs and tariff changes (0-1) 1
System average interruption duration index (SAIDI) ..
System average interruption frequency index (SAIFI) ..
Minimum outage time (in minutes) 30
Price of electricity (US cents per kWh) 7.2
Registering Property (rank) 157
Score 46.8
Procedures (number) 6
Time (days) 46
Cost (% of property value) 14.2
Quality of land administration index (0-30) 13.5
Reliability of infrastructure index (0-8) 5
Transparency of information index (0-6) 4.5
Geographic coverage index (0-8) 0
Land dispute resolution index (0-8) 4
Equal access to property rights index (-2-0) 0
Getting credit (rank) 181
Score 10
Strength of legal rights index (0-12) 2
Depth of credit information index (0-8) 0
Getting Credit total score 2
Credit registry coverage (% of adults) 0
Credit bureau coverage (% of adults) 0
Protecting Minority Investors (rank) 157
Score 28
Extent of disclosure index (0-10) 1
Extent of director liability index (0-10) 0
Ease of shareholder suits index (0-10) 6
Extent of shareholder rights index (0-6) 4
Extent of ownership and control index (0-7) 2
Extent of corporate transparency index (0-7) 1
Strength of minority investor protection index (0-50) 14
Paying Taxes (rank) 107
Score 69.4
Payments (number per year) 30
Time (hours per year) 199
Total tax and contribution rate (% of profit) 27.9
Profit tax (% of profit) 27.9
Labor tax and contributions (% of profit) 0
Other taxes (% of profit) 0
Time to comply with VAT refund (hours) No VAT refund
Time to obtain VAT refund (weeks) No VAT refund
Time to comply with a corporate income tax correction (hours) 5
Time to complete a corporate income tax correction (weeks) 0
Postfiling index (0-100) 48.4
Trading across borders (rank) 87
Score 75
Time to export: Documentary compliance (hours) 12
Time to import: Documentary compliance (hours) 24
Time to export: Border compliance (hours) 84
Time to import: Border compliance (hours) 48
Cost to export: Documentary compliance (USD) 40
Cost to import: Documentary compliance 40
Cost to export: Border compliance (USD) 468
Cost to import: Border compliance (USD) 658
Enforcing contract (rank) 188
Score 25.9
Time (days) 1715
Filing and service (days) 165
Trial and judgment (days) 1095
Enforcement of judgment (days) 455
Cost (% of claim) 37.1
Attorney fees (% of claim) 17.7
Court fees (% of claim) 5.3
Enforcement fees (% of claim) 14.1
Quality of the judicial processes index (0-18) 3.5
Court structure and proceedings (0-5) 1.5
Case management (0-6) 0
Court automation (0-4) 0
Alternative dispute resolution (0-3) 2
Resolving Insolvency (rank) 139
Score 33.8
Outcome (0 as piecemeal sale and 1 as going concern) 0
Time (years) 5
Cost (% of estate) 30
Recovery rate (cents on the dollar) 7.7
Strength of insolvency framework index (0-16) 9.5
Commencement of proceedings index (0-3) 2.5
Management of debtor's assets index (0-6) 4
Reorganization proceedings index (0-3) 1
Creditor participation index (0-4) 2
Information provided by The World Bank Group