Pakistan - Ease of doing business

New business density (new registrations per 1,000 people ages 15-64)

New business density (new registrations per 1,000 people ages 15-64) in Pakistan was 0.059 as of 2016. Its highest value over the past 10 years was 0.059 in 2016, while its lowest value was 0.024 in 2009.

Definition: New businesses registered are the number of new limited liability corporations registered in the calendar year.

Source: World Bank's Entrepreneurship Survey and database (http://www.doingbusiness.org/data/exploretopics/entrepreneurship).

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Year Value
2006 0.050
2007 0.042
2008 0.040
2009 0.024
2010 0.029
2011 0.033
2012 0.038
2013 0.036
2014 0.042
2015 0.049
2016 0.059

Time to obtain an electrical connection (days)

Definition: The average wait, in days, experienced to obtain an electrical connection from the day an establishment applies for it to the day it receives the service.

Source: World Bank, Enterprise Surveys (http://www.enterprisesurveys.org/).

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Year Value
2007 106.30
2013 82.80

Power outages in firms in a typical month (number)

Definition: Power outages are the average number of power outages that establishments experience in a typical month.

Source: World Bank, Enterprise Surveys (http://www.enterprisesurveys.org/).

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Year Value
2007 31.70
2013 75.20

Firms experiencing electrical outages (% of firms)

Definition: Percent of firms experiencing electrical outages during the previous fiscal year.

Source: World Bank, Enterprise Surveys (http://www.enterprisesurveys.org/).

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Year Value
2007 93.60
2013 81.10

Time required to get electricity (days)

The value for Time required to get electricity (days) in Pakistan was 112.65 as of 2019. As the graph below shows, over the past 6 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 180.70 in 2014 and a minimum value of 112.65 in 2019.

Definition: Time required to get electricity is 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.

Source: World Bank, Doing Business project (http://www.doingbusiness.org/).

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Year Value
2013 180.70
2014 180.70
2015 161.20
2016 161.85
2017 161.85
2018 161.85
2019 112.65

Firms that do not report all sales for tax purposes (% of firms)

Definition: Firms that do not report all sales for tax purposes are the percentage of firms that expressed that a typical firm reports less than 100 percent of sales for tax purposes; such firms are termed "informal firms."

Source: World Bank, Enterprise Surveys (http://www.enterprisesurveys.org/).

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Year Value
2007 7.57

Firms visited or required meetings with tax officials (% of firms)

Definition: Percent of firms that were visited or required to meet with tax officials.

Source: World Bank, Enterprise Surveys (http://www.enterprisesurveys.org/).

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Year Value
2007 52.00
2013 65.60

Firms that spend on R&D (% of firms)

Definition: Percent of firms that spend on research and development.

Source: World Bank, Enterprise Surveys (http://www.enterprisesurveys.org/).

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Year Value
2013 19.80

Firms experiencing losses due to theft and vandalism (% of firms)

Definition: Percent of firms experiencing losses due to theft, robbery, vandalism or arson that occurred on the establishment's premises.

Source: World Bank, Enterprise Surveys (http://www.enterprisesurveys.org/).

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Year Value
2007 10.40
2013 9.50

Firms expected to give gifts in meetings with tax officials (% of firms)

Definition: Firms expected to give gifts in meetings with tax officials is the percentage of firms that answered positively to the question "was a gift or informal payment expected or requested during a meeting with tax officials?"

Source: World Bank, Enterprise Surveys (http://www.enterprisesurveys.org/).

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Year Value
2007 58.80
2013 28.80

Labor tax and contributions (% of commercial profits)

Labor tax and contributions (% of commercial profits) in Pakistan was 15.00 as of 2019. Its highest value over the past 6 years was 15.00 in 2019, while its lowest value was 12.60 in 2013.

Definition: Labor tax and contributions is the amount of taxes and mandatory contributions on labor paid by the business.

Source: World Bank, Doing Business project (http://www.doingbusiness.org/).

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Year Value
2013 12.60
2014 12.80
2015 13.20
2016 13.80
2017 14.50
2018 14.80
2019 15.00

Other taxes payable by businesses (% of commercial profits)

Other taxes payable by businesses (% of commercial profits) in Pakistan was 1.10 as of 2019. Its highest value over the past 6 years was 1.10 in 2019, while its lowest value was 1.10 in 2013.

Definition: Other taxes payable by businesses include the amounts paid for property taxes, turnover taxes, and other small taxes such as municipal fees and vehicle and fuel taxes.

Source: World Bank, Doing Business project (http://www.doingbusiness.org/).

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Year Value
2013 1.10
2014 1.10
2015 1.10
2016 1.10
2017 1.10
2018 1.10
2019 1.10

Profit tax (% of commercial profits)

Profit tax (% of commercial profits) in Pakistan was 17.80 as of 2019. Its highest value over the past 6 years was 18.70 in 2014, while its lowest value was 17.80 in 2019.

Definition: Profit tax is the amount of taxes on profits paid by the business.

Source: World Bank, Doing Business project (http://www.doingbusiness.org/).

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Year Value
2013 18.70
2014 18.70
2015 18.60
2016 18.40
2017 18.30
2018 18.20
2019 17.80

Classification

Topic: Private Sector & Trade Indicators

Sub-Topic: Business environment