St. Lucia

Ease of Doing Business in

St. Lucia

This page summarizes Doing Business 2016 data for St. Lucia. The first section presents the Ease of Doing Business rank (out of 189 economies) and the distance to frontier (DTF)** measure, overall and by topic. The second section summarizes the key indicators for each topic benchmarked against regional averages.

Economy Overview

 
Region Latin America & Caribbean
Income Category Upper middle income
Population 183,598
GNI Per Capita (US$) 7,090
City covered Castries
Doing Business 2016 Rank Doing Business 2015 Rank
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DOING BUSINESS 2015 RANK

Last year's rankings are adjusted. They are based on 10 topics and reflect data corrections.

Change in Rank
77 73 down -4

Doing Business 2016 DTF (% points)
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DISTANCE TO FRONTIER SCORE

The distance to frontier score shows how far on average an economy is at a point in time from the best performance achieved by any economy on each Doing Business indicator since 2005 or the third year in which data for the indicator were collected. The measure is normalized to range between 0 and 100, with 100 representing the frontier. Read more...

Doing Business 2015 DTF (% points)
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DISTANCE TO FRONTIER SCORE

The distance to frontier score shows how far on average an economy is at a point in time from the best performance achieved by any economy on each Doing Business indicator since 2005 or the third year in which data for the indicator were collected. The measure is normalized to range between 0 and 100, with 100 representing the frontier. Read more...

Change in DTF (% points)
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DISTANCE TO FRONTIER SCORE

The distance to frontier score shows how far on average an economy is at a point in time from the best performance achieved by any economy on each Doing Business indicator since 2005 or the third year in which data for the indicator were collected. The measure is normalized to range between 0 and 100, with 100 representing the frontier. Read more...

64.20 64.19 down 0.01

Getting Electricity

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Getting Electricity

The challenges required for a business to obtain a permanent electricity connection for a newly constructed warehouse are shown below. Included are the number of steps, time, and cost.

DB 2016 Rank 26 DB 2015 Rank
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DOING BUSINESS 2015 RANK

Last year's rankings are adjusted. They are based on 10 topics and reflect data corrections.

26 Change in Rank 0
DB 2016 DTF (% points)
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DISTANCE TO FRONTIER SCORE

The distance to frontier score shows how far on average an economy is at a point in time from the best performance achieved by any economy on each Doing Business indicator since 2005 or the third year in which data for the indicator were collected. The measure is normalized to range between 0 and 100, with 100 representing the frontier. Read more...

84.70 DB 2015 DTF (% points)
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DISTANCE TO FRONTIER SCORE

The distance to frontier score shows how far on average an economy is at a point in time from the best performance achieved by any economy on each Doing Business indicator since 2005 or the third year in which data for the indicator were collected. The measure is normalized to range between 0 and 100, with 100 representing the frontier. Read more...

84.72 Change in DTF (% points)
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DISTANCE TO FRONTIER SCORE

The distance to frontier score shows how far on average an economy is at a point in time from the best performance achieved by any economy on each Doing Business indicator since 2005 or the third year in which data for the indicator were collected. The measure is normalized to range between 0 and 100, with 100 representing the frontier. Read more...

down-0.02
Indicator St. Lucia Latin America & Caribbean OECD high income
Procedures (number)
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Procedures (number)

The number of procedures to obtain a permanent electricity connection. A procedure is defined as any interaction of the company employees or the company’s main electrician with external parties.

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5 5.5 4.8
Time (days)
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Time (days)

The number of days to obtain a permanent electricity connection. The measure captures the median duration that the electricity utility and experts indicate is necessary in practice, rather than required by law, to complete a procedure.

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19.0 64.6 77.7
Cost (% of income per capita)
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Cost (% of income per capita)

The cost is recorded as a percentage of the economy’s income per capita. Costs are recorded exclusive of value added tax.

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197.6 466.0 65.1
Reliability of supply and transparency of tariff index (0-8)
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Reliability of supply and transparency of tariff index (0-8)

The reliability of supply and transparency of tariffs index is calculated on the basis of the following six components: duration and frequency of power outages, tools to monitor power outages, tools to restore power supply, regulatory monitoring of utilities’ performance, financial deterrents aimed at limiting outages, and transparency and accessibility of tariffs.

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6.0 4.0 7.2
No. Procedure Time to Complete Associated Costs
1 Submit application for inspector's certificate of approval and await inspection 10 calendar days XCD 3,439.5
* 2 Submit application for connection to LUCELEC and await estimate 7 calendar days XCD 0
3 Await completion of external works by LUCELEC 7 calendar days XCD 28,500
4 Submit compliance certificate for internal wiring to LUCELEC 1 calendar day XCD 0
5 Pay security deposit and obtain final connection from LUCELEC 1 calendar day XCD 7,146.7
  * Takes place simultaneously with another procedure.

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