Germany: Business freedom

(measure: points; Source: The Heritage Foundation)
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Germany: Business freedom index (0-100)

: For that indicator, we provide data for Germany from 1995 to 2020. 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 2020 is 83 points. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 183 countries is 63 points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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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).
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