Statistics

Since its creation in 1923, The ICC International Court of Arbitration has administered more than 19,000 disputes involving parties and arbitrators from some 180 countries and independent territories.

Statistic 1

Key statistics since 1999 are set out below, including the number of requests for arbitration, the number of parties and countries involved, the number of places of arbitration, and the number of awards rendered, among other figures.

Full annual statistical reports are available in the Court’s Bulletin and from ICC’s Dispute Resolution Library.

Subscription to the Bulletin of the Court

Link to iccdrl.com

Statistics - ICC Arbitration in 2013

  • 767 Requests for Arbitration were filed with the ICC Court;
  • 6 Applications for Emergency Measures
  • Those Requests concerned 2,120 parties from 138 countries and independent territories;
  • In 11,2% of cases at least one of the parties was a State or parastatal entity;
  • The place of arbitration was located in 63 countries throughout the world;
  • Arbitrators of 86 nationalities were appointed or confirmed under the ICC Rules;
  • The amount in dispute was under one million US dollars in 21.8% of new cases;
  • 471 awards were rendered.

Read the news article about ICC Arbitration statistics in 2013

Statistics - ICC Arbitration in 2012

  • 759 Requests for Arbitration were filed with the ICC Court;
  • 2 Applications for Emergency Measures
  • Those Requests concerned 2,036 parties from 137 countries and independent territories;
  • In 9,9% of cases at least one of the parties was a State or parastatal entity;
  • The place of arbitration was located in 59 countries throughout the world;
  • Arbitrators of 76 nationalities were appointed or confirmed under the ICC Rules;
  • The amount in dispute was under one million US dollars in 23.8% of new cases;
  • 491 awards were rendered.

Statistics - ICC Arbitration in 2011

graph growth ICC Arbitration 2011
  • 796 Requests for Arbitration were filed with the ICC Court;
  • Those Requests concerned 2,293 parties from 139 countries and independent territories;
  • In 10,2% of cases at least one of the parties was a State or parastatal entity;
  • The place of arbitration was located in 63 countries throughout the world;
  • Arbitrators of 78 nationalities were appointed or confirmed under the ICC Rules;
  • The amount in dispute was under one million US dollars in 22.7% of new cases;
  • 508 awards were rendered.

Statistics – ICC Arbitration in 2010

Statistic 2
  • 793 Requests for Arbitration were filed with the ICC Court
  • Those Requests concerned 2,145 parties from 140 countries and independent territories
  • In 10% of cases at least one of the parties was a State or parastatal entity
  • The place of arbitration was located in 53 countries throughout the world
Statistic 3
  • Arbitrators of 73 nationalities were appointed or confirmed under ICC Rules
  • The amount in dispute was under one million US dollars in 24.1% of new cases
  • 479 awards were rendered

Statistics – ICC Arbitration in 2009

Statistic 4
  • 817 Requests for Arbitration were filed with the ICC Court
  • Those Requests concerned 2,095 parties from 128 countries and independent territories
  • In 9.5% of cases at least one of the parties was a State or parastatal entity
  • The place of arbitration was located in 53 countries throughout the world
  • Arbitrators of 73 nationalities were appointed or confirmed under the ICC Rules
  • The amount in dispute was under one million US dollars in 22.9% of new cases
  • 415 awards were rendered

Statistics – ICC Arbitration in 2008

  • 663 Requests for Arbitration were filed with the ICC Court
  • Those Requests concerned 1,758 parties from 120 countries and independent territories
  • In 10.7% of cases at least one of the parties was a State or parastatal entity
  • The place of arbitration was located in 50 countries throughout the world
  • Arbitrators of 74 nationalities were appointed or confirmed under the ICC Rules
  • The amount in dispute was under one million US dollars in 27.5% of new cases
  • 407 awards were rendered

Statistics – ICC Arbitration in 2007

  • 599 Requests for Arbitration were filed with the ICC Court
  • Those Requests concerned 1,611 parties from 126 countries and independent territories
  • In 11.4% of cases at least one of the parties was a State or parastatal entity
  • The place of arbitration was located in 42 countries throughout the world
  • Arbitrators of 66 nationalities were appointed or confirmed under the ICC Rules
  • The amount in dispute exceeded one million US dollars in 57.4% of new cases
  • 349 awards were rendered

Statistics – ICC Arbitration in 2006

  • 593 Requests for Arbitration were filed with the ICC Court
  • Those Requests concerned 1,613 parties from 125 countries and independent territories
  • In 10.5% of cases at least one of the parties was a State or parastatal entity
  • The place of arbitration was located in 52 countries throughout the world
  • Arbitrators of 71 nationalities were appointed or confirmed under the ICC RulesThe amount in dispute exceeded one million US dollars in 55.5% of new cases
  • 293 awards were rendered

Statistics – ICC Arbitration in 2005

  • 521 Requests for Arbitration were filed with the ICC Court
  • Those Requests concerned 1,422 parties from 117 different countries and independent territories
  • In 13,1% of cases at least one of the parties was a state, parastatal or public entity
  • The place of arbitration was located in 50 different countries throughout the world
  • Arbitrators of 68 different nationalities were appointed or confirmed under the ICC Rules
  • The amount in dispute exceeded one million US dollars in 54,3% of new cases
  • 325 awards were rendered

Statistics – ICC Arbitration in 2004

  • 561 Requests for Arbitration were filed with the ICC Court
  • Those Requests concerned 1,682 parties from 116 different countries and independent territories;
  • In 11,6% of cases at least one of the parties was a state, parastatal or public entity
  • The place of arbitration was located in 49 different countries throughout the world
  • Arbitrators of 61 different nationalities were appointed or confirmed under the ICC Rules
  • the amount in dispute exceeded one million US dollars in 58,8% of new cases;
  • 345 awards were rendered

Statistics – ICC Arbitration in 2003

  • 580 Requests for Arbitration were filed with the ICC CourtThose Requests concerned 1,584 parties from 123 different countries and independent territories
  • In 11% of cases at least one of the parties was a state, parastatal or public entity
  • The place of arbitration was located in 47 different countries throughout the world
  • Arbitrators of 69 different nationalities were appointed or confirmed under the ICC Rules
  • The amount in dispute exceeded one million US dollars in 55,3% of new cases
  • 369 awards were rendered

Statistics – ICC Arbitration in 2002

  • 593 Requests for Arbitration were filed with the ICC Court
  • Those Requests concerned 1,622 parties from 126 different countries and independent territories
  • In 9.4% of cases at least one of the parties was a state or parastatal entity
  • The place of arbitration was located in 43 different countries throughout the world
  • Arbitrators of 62 different nationalities were appointed or confirmed under the ICC Rules
  • The amount in dispute exceeded one million US dollars in 54% of new cases
  • 359 awards were rendered

Statistics – ICC Arbitration in 2001

  • 566 Requests for Arbitration were filed with the ICC Court
  • Those Requests concerned 1,492 parties from 116 different countries
  • In 8.6% of cases at least one of the parties was a state or parastatal entity
  • The place of arbitration was located in 42 different countries throughout the world
  • Arbitrators of 61 different nationalities were appointed or confirmed under the ICC Rules
  • The amount in dispute exceeded one million US dollars in 54% of new cases
  • 341 awards were rendered

Statistics – ICC Arbitration in 2000

  • 541 Requests for Arbitration were filed with the ICC Court
  • Those Requests concerned 1,398 parties from 120 different countries
  • In 12.5% of cases at least one of the parties was a state or parastatal entity
  • The place of arbitration was fixed in 43 different countries throughout the world
  • Arbitrators of 58 different nationalities were appointed or confirmed under the ICC Rules
  • The amount in dispute exceeded one million US dollars in 54% of new cases
  • 334 awards were rendered

Statistics – ICC Arbitration in 1999

  • 529 Requests for Arbitration were filed with the ICC Court
  • Those Requests concerned 1,354 parties from 107 different countries
  • In 8% of cases at least one of the parties was a state or parastatal entity
  • The place of arbitration was located in 48 different countries throughout the world
  • Arbitrators of 57 different nationalities were appointed or confirmed under the ICC Rules
  • The amount in dispute exceeded one million US dollars in 49% of new cases
  • 269 awards were rendered