Ease of Doing Business in

Macedonia, FYR

Macedonia, FYR Download Profile (1749.8KB, pdf)
Region Europe & Central Asia
Income Category Upper middle income
Population 2,078,453
GNI Per Capita (US$) 5,140
City covered Skopje



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 10 16 up
81.74 79.19 down
Starting a Business 4 3 down
98.14 98.14
Dealing with Construction Permits 11 12 up
81.71 81.34 up
Getting Electricity 29 44 up
84.51 81.33 up
Registering Property 48 48
74.05 74.02 up
Getting Credit 16 42 up
80.00 65.00 up
Protecting Minority Investors 13 22 up
73.33 68.33 up
Paying Taxes 9 8 down
91.67 91.67
Trading across Borders 27 27
93.87 93.87
Enforcing Contracts 36 27 down
67.79 70.46 down
Resolving Insolvency 32 39 up
72.38 67.73 up

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

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Price of electricity (US cents per kWh) 17.0
Name of utility EVN Macedonia
City Skopje
Indicator Macedonia, FYR Europe & Central Asia OECD high income
Procedures (number) info_outline 3 5.6 4.8
Time (days) info_outline 97 112.3 76.2
Cost (% of income per capita) info_outline 212.3 375.5 62.5
Reliability of supply and transparency of tariff index (0-8) info_outline 6 5.2 7.5
  • Measure of efficiency
    No. Procedure Time to Complete Associated Costs

    Submit application to EVN and await energy consent

    Agency: EVN

    The energy consent is a three page document which contains approval for the connection and a sketch with the connection point. Documents to be submitted by the warehouse owner are as follows: property paper, construction permit (or decision for legalization of the warehouse if not legally built), urban plan documentation of the warehouse, electric single line diagram of the warehouse, company's (customer's) documentation, and certification of licensed electric company for internal electric wiring compliance of the warehouse.

    11 calendar days MKD 0

    Pay estimate and await completion of external works by EVN

    Agency: EVN

    After the customer receives the energy consent, he/she signs the connection contract and pays the first installment featured on the estimate. EVN then hires a subcontractor to do the works and gathers the necessary paperwork - after which the second installment is due. The EVN subcontractor does the design, purchases and installs the transformer, cables and meter. The subcontractor cannot start the external connection works without prior written consent of the project from EVN. Moreover, the subcontractor is obliged to inform EVN of the finishing of different works phases. When the works are done, the subcontractor informs EVN, and a technical commission with relevant experts is formed. The commission comes to the site to check the external connection works, after which the technical acceptance for the power connection is granted. The owner does not need to be present during the inspection because the ownership of the equipment belongs to EVN.

    80 calendar days MKD 558,600

    Request for energizing of warehouse, and await opening of meter and electricity flow

    Agency: EVN

    EVN informs the customer when the connection is completed. The customer then needs to pay the third installment of the estimate, request the electricity flow and sign a purchase-sale agreement with EVN. EVN technical commission will then proceed to open the meter and energize the warehouse within a week from the day of the submission of the request.

    6 calendar days MKD 0

  • Measure of quality
    Reliability of supply and transparency of tariff index (0-8)
    Total duration and frequency of outages per customer a year (0-3)
    System average interruption duration index (SAIDI) 5.39
    System average interruption frequency index (SAIFI) 11.59
    Mechanisms for monitoring outages (0-1)
    Does the distribution utility use automated tools to monitor outages? Yes
    Mechanisms for restoring service (0-1)
    Does the distribution utility use automated tools to restore service? Yes
    Regulatory monitoring (0-1)
    Does a regulator—that is, an entity separate from the utility—monitor the utility’s performance on reliability of supply? Yes
    Financial deterrents aimed at limiting outages (0-1)
    Does the utility either pay compensation to customers or face fines by the regulator (or both) if outages exceed a certain cap? Yes
    Communication of tariffs and tariff changes (0-1)
    Are effective tariffs available online? Yes
    Link to the website, if available online http://www.erc.org.mk/pages.aspx?id=153 separately for the energy charge an...
    Are customers notified of a change in tariff ahead of the billing cycle? Yes
    Price of electricity (US cents per kWh) 17.0


    If the duration and frequency of outages is 100 or less, the economy is eligible to score on the Reliability of supply and transparency of tariff index.

    If the duration and frequency of outages is not available, or is over 100, the economy is not eligible to score on the index.