Ease of Doing Business in


Brazil Download Profile (2073.7KB, pdf)
Region Latin America & Caribbean
Income Category Upper middle income
Population 207,847,528
GNI Per Capita (US$) 9,850
City covered São Paulo , Rio de Janeiro



DB 2017 Rank



DB 2017 DTF (% points)

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Topics DB 2017 Rank DB 2016 Rank info_outline Change in Rank DB 2017 DTF (% points) info_outline DB 2016 DTF (% points) info_outline Change in DTF (% points) info_outline
Overall 123 121 down
56.53 56.60 down
Starting a Business 175 174 down
65.04 64.20 up
Dealing with Construction Permits 172 170 down
51.28 51.27 up
Getting Electricity 47 39 down
81.23 82.32 down
Registering Property 128 130 up
52.62 52.64 down
Getting Credit 101 97 down
45.00 45.00
Protecting Minority Investors 32 30 down
65.00 65.00
Paying Taxes 181 181
33.03 33.12 down
Trading across Borders 149 150 up
55.57 54.20 up
Enforcing Contracts 37 45 up
67.41 65.55 up
Resolving Insolvency 67 60 down
49.15 52.68 down

Positive= Doing Business reform making it easier to do business.Negative= Change making it more difficult to do business.

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Indicator São Paulo Latin America & Caribbean OECD high income
Strength of legal rights index (0-12) info_outline 2 5.3 6.0
Depth of credit information index (0-8) info_outline 7 4.8 6.5
Credit registry coverage (% of adults) info_outline 53.4 13.0 12.1
Credit bureau coverage (% of adults) info_outline 78.9 41.2 67.1
Strength of legal rights index (0-12)  
Does an integrated or unified legal framework for secured transactions that extends to the creation, publicity and enforcement of functional equivalents to security interests in movable assets exist in the economy? No
Does the law allow businesses to grant a non possessory security right in a single category of movable assets, without requiring a specific description of collateral? No
Does the law allow businesses to grant a non possessory security right in substantially all of its assets, without requiring a specific description of collateral? No
May a security right extend to future or after-acquired assets, and may it extend automatically to the products, proceeds or replacements of the original assets? No
Is a general description of debts and obligations permitted in collateral agreements; can all types of debts and obligations be secured between parties; and can the collateral agreement include a maximum amount for which the assets are encumbered? No
Is a collateral registry in operation for both incorporated and non-incorporated entities, that is unified geographically and by asset type, with an electronic database indexed by debtor's name? No
Does a notice-based collateral registry exist in which all functional equivalents can be registered? No
Does a modern collateral registry exist in which registrations, amendments, cancellations and searches can be performed online by any interested third party? No
Are secured creditors paid first (i.e. before tax claims and employee claims) when a debtor defaults outside an insolvency procedure? No
Are secured creditors paid first (i.e. before tax claims and employee claims) when a business is liquidated? No
Are secured creditors subject to an automatic stay on enforcement when a debtor enters a court-supervised reorganization procedure? Does the law protect secured creditors’ rights by providing clear grounds for relief from the stay and/or sets a time limit for it? Yes
Does the law allow parties to agree on out of court enforcement at the time a security interest is created? Does the law allow the secured creditor to sell the collateral through public auction and private tender, as well as, for the secured creditor to keep the asset in satisfaction of the debt? Yes
Score (number of "yes" responses) 2
Depth of credit information index (0-8) Credit bureau Credit registry Score
Are data on both firms and individuals distributed? Yes Yes 1
Are both positive and negative credit data distributed? No Yes 1
Are data from retailers or utility companies - in addition to data from banks and financial institutions - distributed? Yes No 1
Are at least 2 years of historical data distributed? (Credit bureaus and registries that erase data on defaults as soon as they are repaid or distribute negative information more than 10 years after defaults are repaid receive a score of 0 for this component.) No No 0
Are data on loan amounts below 1% of income per capita distributed? Yes Yes 1
By law, do borrowers have the right to access their data in the credit bureau or credit registry? Yes Yes 1
Can banks and financial institutions access borrowers’ credit information online (for example, through an online platform, a system-to-system connection or both)? Yes Yes 1
Are bureau or registry credit scores offered as a value-added service to help banks and financial institutions assess the creditworthiness of borrowers? Yes No 1
Score ("yes" to either public bureau or private registry) 7
Coverage Credit bureau Credit registry
Number of individuals 104,516,808 72,574,445
Number of firms 8,814,926 4,180,402
Total 113,331,734 76,754,847
Percentage of adult population 78.9 53.4