Countries Requiring The Least Paperwork To Import Goods
Several nations with world-leading economies require 3 or fewer documents to import goods into their countries' borders.
Countries With The Highest Interest Rates On Official Foreign Credit Lines
Zambia sees average interest rates of 6.4% on new external debt commitments, followed by Belarus and Cape Verde.
Countries Where Private Creditors Give The Longest Grace Periods On Foreign Loans
Several Latin American countries see private creditors offer grace periods on external debt exceeding two decades.
Exporting Nations Who Depend Most On Developing South Asian Economies
Several developing export economies in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East benefit significantly from the demand in South Asian import markets.
Countries Requiring The Least Paperwork To Export Goods
France and Ireland require exporters to fill out fewer documents than any other countries.
Female Business Ownership - Global Differences In Opportunity
Longstanding cultural practices give more opportunity for women in Caribbean and Pacific island nations than those in South Asia and many other parts...
Countries With The Most Wine Grape Vineyards
Spain is the only country to have more than 10,000 square kilometers of land area devoted to growing wine grapes.
Competition From The Informal Sector In The Global Marketplace
Around two-thirds of firms in Sub-Saharan Africa face competition from unregistered businesses.
Employee Training Prevalence Worldwide
The Middle East exhibits low rates of formal employee training, while more than half of East Asian companies formally train their workers.
Most Expensive Countries To Start A Business Relative To Per Capita GNI
In these nations, entrepreneurs are often faced with business startup and registration fees greater than annual incomes.
Bank Financing For Business Investment In Different Parts Of The World
In East Asia and the Pacific, only around 1 in 7 firms use banks to finance investment, while almost half in the Caribbean do so.
Bank Financing Of Working Capital Varies Around The World
Caribbean companies are around 2.5 times as likely to source working capital from bank financing than East Asian firms.
Where Do Almonds Grow?
The United States dominates the global production of almonds, followed by traditional almond growers Spain and Italy.
Leading Olive Producing Countries
Led by Spain, the world's top olive producers form a ring around the Mediterranean Sea.
Where Are Peanuts Grown?
China dominates the globe in terms of cultivation and production of peanuts, almost doubling second place India.
Where are Figs Grown?
Mediterranean countries generally produce some of the world's highest amounts of fresh figs. The U.S. is a notable outsider on the list.
Economies Most Dependent On Exports To Developing Former Eastern Bloc Nations
More than two-thirds of Kyrgyzstan's exports go to other low- and middle-income economies in Central Asia and Eastern Europe.
Largest Computer And Communications Shares Of Service Imports By Country
84% of Ireland's commercial services exports are in ICT services, telecom services, and related service sectors.
The Busiest Ports In The United States By Cargo Volume
The Port of South Louisiana in the United States handled a cargo volume of 238,585,604 short tons in 2013.