Germany: Business freedom

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 Germany

Business freedom index (0-100)

 Latest value 80
 Year 2023
 Measure points
 Data availability 1995 - 2023
 Average 81
 Min - Max 55 - 92
 Source The Heritage Foundation
For that indicator, we provide data for Germany from 1995 to 2023. The average value for Germany during that period was 81 points with a minimum of 55 points in 1998 and a maximum of 92 points in 2013. The latest value from 2023 is 80 points. For comparison, the world average in 2023 based on 179 countries is 60 points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Germany - Business freedom - recent values

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Germany - Business freedom - historical chart - 1995-2023




The Business Freedom index for Germany from The Heritage Foundation measures the ability to start, operate, and close a business. It reflects the overall burden of regulations and the efficiency of the government of Germany in the regulatory process.
Definition: The Business freedom index is based on 10 indicators, using data from the World Bank’s Doing Business study: Starting a business-procedures (number), time (days), cost (% of income per capita), and minimum capital (% of income per capita); Obtaining a license—procedures (number), time (days), and cost (% of income per capita); Closing a business—time (years), cost (% of estate), and recovery rate (cents on the dollar).


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Property rights 95 2023 points
 Freedom from corruption 89 2023 points
 Fiscal freedom 83 2023 points
 Business freedom 80 2023 points
 Labor freedom 53 2023 points
 Monetary freedom 75.30 2023 points
 Trade freedom 79 2023 points
 Investment freedom 80 2023 points
 Financial freedom 70 2023 points
 Economic freedom, overall index 74 2023 index points
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