Sri Lanka Country Profile

Selected Trade Facilitation Indicators

2005

2009

2010

2011

2012

Ease of doing business index
(1=most business-friendly regulations)

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83.0

Time to export (days)

25.0

21.0

21.0

21.0

20.0

Time to import (days)

26.0

20.0

19.0

19.0

19.0

Average time to clear exports
through customs (days)

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7.7

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Logistics performance index:
Overall (1=low to 5=high)

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2.3

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2.8

Cost to export (US$ per container)

522.0

590.0

590.0

590.0

595.0

Documents to export (number)

4.0

5.0

5.0

5.0

5.0

Cost to import (US$ per container)

639.0

745.0

745.0

745.0

775.0

Documents to import (number)

10.0

7.0

7.0

7.0

7.0

Burden of customs procedure,
WEF (1=extremely inefficient to 7=extremely efficient)

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3.7

4.2

4.4

4.3

Source: World Development Indicators, December 2013