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Historical Data Sets and Trends Data

Historical data for each indicator and economy are available on this webpage, beginning with the first year the indicator or economy was included in the report. To provide a comparable time series for research, the dataset is back-calculated to adjust for any revisions in data due to corrections. Each change in methodology is back-calculated for one year to provide comparable data for the previous year. For this reason, the historical data published on this webpage may be different from the data published in their respective Doing Business reports.

Historical data - complete data with score (Excel)

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    • Note: In recent years, Doing Business introduced improvements to all of its indicator sets. In Doing Business 2015, getting credit and protecting minority investors broadened their existing measures. In Doing Business 2016, dealing with construction permits, getting electricity, registering property and enforcing contracts also introduced new measures of quality, and trading across borders introduced a new case scenario to increase the economic relevance. In Doing Business 2017, paying taxes introduced new measures of postfiling processes.

      Each methodology expansion was recalculated for one year to provide comparable indicator values and scores for the previous year. Rankings are calculated for Doing Business 2020 only. Year-to-year changes in the number of economies, number of indicators and methodology affect the comparability of prior years.

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