Antigua and Barbuda

Ease of Doing Business in

Antigua and Barbuda

This page summarizes Doing Business 2014 data for Antigua and Barbuda. The first table lists the overall "Ease of Doing Business" rank (out of 189 economies) and the rankings by each topic. It also lists the economy's distance to frontier (DTF)** measure. The rest of the tables summarize the key indicators for each topic and benchmark against regional and high-income economy (OECD) averages.

Economy Overview

Region Latin America & Caribbean
Income Category High income
Population 89,069
GNI Per Capita (US$) 12,640
City covered St. John's
Doing Business 2014 Rank Doing Business 2013 Rank*** Change in Rank
71 66 down -5

Doing Business 2014 DTF** (% points) Doing Business 2013 DTF** (% points) Improvement in DTF** (% points)
64.13 64.02 down 0.11

Resolving Insolvency


The time and cost required to resolve bankruptcies is shown below. The data identifies weaknesses in existing bankruptcy law and the main procedural and administrative bottlenecks in the bankruptcy process. The recovery rate, expressed in terms of how many cents on the dollar claimants recover from the insolvent firm, is also shown.

DB 2014 Rank 80 DB 2013 Rank*** 83 Change in Rank up3
DB 2014 DTF** (% points) 38.03 DB 2013 DTF** (% points) 37.26 Improvement in DTF** (% points) up0.77
Indicator Antigua and Barbuda Latin America & Caribbean OECD

The average time to close a business. Information is collected on the sequence of procedures and on whether any procedures can be carried out simultaneously.

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Time (years)
3.0 2.9 1.7

The average cost of bankruptcy proceedings. The cost of the proceedings is recorded as a percentage of the estate’s value.

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Cost (% of estate)
7 16 9
View methodology Outcome (0 as piecemeal sale and 1 as going concern)
0 0 1

The recovery rate calculates how many cents on the dollar claimants (creditors, tax authorities, and employees) recover from an insolvent firm.

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Recovery rate (cents on the dollar)
35.9 31.4 70.6

** The distance to frontier (DTF) measure shows the distance of each economy to the "frontier," which represents the highest performance observed on each of the topics including Getting Electricity across all economies included in Doing Business. An economy’s distance to frontier is indicated on a scale from 0 to 100, where 0 represents the lowest performance and 100 the frontier. Read more...

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

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