Enabling the Business of Agriculture

Trading food

The trading food indicator measures laws and regulations that help domestic farmers trade their products, including exporting agricultural products to foreign markets. Streamlined procedures for agricultural trade also play an important role in securing a greater quantity of food at lower prices. The exporting food indicator measures the total time and cost required to obtain mandatory, agriculture-specific documents for each shipment as well as other requirements and phytosanitary certification procedures.

Country Trading food - Score Time to obtain agriculture-specific export documents (hours) Cost to obtain agriculture-specific export documents (US$) Trading food index (0-7)
Afghanistan 70.20 3 31 2
Angola 71.61 24 50 4
Argentina 83.02 48 7 6
Armenia 80.16 24 0 4
Australia 86.51 3 47 6
Austria 90.48 0 0 5
Bangladesh 43.66 150 51 4
Belgium 95.24 0 0 6
Benin 70.45 40 63 5
Bolivia 70.13 48 54 5
Bosnia and Herzegovina 85.71 0 0 4
Brazil 58.79 24 125 4
Burkina Faso 65.80 48 52 4
Burundi 51.01 119 14 3
Cambodia 19.05 144 218 4
Cameroon 32.94 84 329 4
Canada 90.48 0 0 5
Chile 85.26 12 70 7
China 65.48 108 0 5
Colombia 62.85 36 85 4
Congo, Dem. Rep. 27.11 168 120 3
Côte d'Ivoire 42.30 168 59 4
Croatia 90.48 0 0 5
Czech Republic 95.24 0 0 6
Denmark 95.24 0 0 6
Dominican Republic 78.08 24 40 5
Egypt, Arab Rep. 66.98 36 33 3
Ethiopia 56.03 47 110 4
Finland 90.48 0 0 5
France 85.69 36 7 6
Georgia 75.95 48 20 5
Germany 95.24 0 0 6
Ghana 42.22 44 167 3
Greece 95.24 0 0 6
Guatemala 77.38 24 16 4
Guinea 65.48 30 50 3
Haiti 73.76 20 15 3
Honduras 30.95 72 285 3
Hungary 95.24 0 0 6
India 74.58 48 28 5
Iraq 55.39 16 100 2
Ireland 90.48 0 0 5
Italy 90.48 0 0 5
Japan 89.68 24 0 6
Jordan 68.19 24 70 4
Kazakhstan 66.39 108 23 6
Kenya 86.02 5 20 5
Korea, Rep. 75.79 84 0 6
Kyrgyz Republic 83.72 24 7 5
Lao PDR 38.19 96 148 4
Liberia 28.67 144 83 2
Lithuania 75.27 45 28 5
Madagascar 43.61 78 85 2
Malawi 54.88 96 23 3
Malaysia 77.08 60 25 6
Mali 79.07 36 18 5
Mexico 84.90 24 28 6
Morocco 56.79 72 16 2
Mozambique 66.42 48 20 3
Myanmar 47.62 96 65 3
Nepal 74.43 48 1 4
Netherlands 100.00 0 0 7
New Zealand 76.03 24 52 5
Nicaragua 77.66 48 10 5
Niger 77.94 24 13 4
Nigeria 38.51 144 109 5
Norway 90.48 0 0 5
Pakistan 73.74 28 60 5
Panama 74.82 36 15 4
Peru 89.32 24 30 7
Philippines 69.64 48 1 3
Poland 85.71 0 0 4
Portugal 85.71 0 0 4
Romania 80.95 0 0 3
Russian Federation 58.66 192 19 6
Rwanda 69.19 47 33 4
Senegal 60.91 60 36 3
Serbia 73.24 48 8 4
Sierra Leone 73.11 11 31 3
Slovak Republic 90.48 0 0 5
South Africa 61.05 52 46 3
Spain 90.48 0 0 5
Sri Lanka 25.40 96 233 3
Sudan 58.41 48 39 2
Sweden 90.48 0 0 5
Switzerland 90.48 0 0 5
Tajikistan 41.51 36 182 3
Tanzania 30.16 96 265 4
Thailand 25.40 96 195 3
Togo 63.56 60 21 3
Tunisia 78.68 48 4 5
Turkey 62.21 24 105 4
Uganda 64.18 48 61 4
Ukraine 65.29 72 22 4
United Kingdom 90.48 0 0 5
United States 66.01 48 106 6
Uruguay 73.58 48 6 4
Uzbekistan 43.64 96 144 5
Vietnam 58.30 72 35 3
Zambia 51.16 180 35 5
Zimbabwe 59.44 25 92 3