Arbitration statistics and surveys

The following Arbitration practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Arbitration statistics and surveys
  • Key surveys, reports and analyses

Arbitration statistics and surveys

The table below sets out available statistics from some leading international arbitral institutions and other bodies on caseload and other matters. It is worth bearing in mind that all arbitral organisations do not present their caseload information in the same way, which makes like-for-like comparisons challenging.

Arbitral institution/bodyArbitration cases filedNo. of female arbitrators appointed (total no. of arbitrators in brackets)Lexis®PSL legal updates and News AnalysisOriginal source
CIETAC—China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission

See: CIETAC arbitration—overview
• Cases filed in 2020: 739
• Cases filed in 2019: 617
• Cases filed in 2018: 522
• Cases filed in 2017: 476
• Cases filed in 2016: 485
• Cases filed in 2015: 437
• Cases filed in 2014: 387
• Cases filed in 2013: 375
• Cases filed in 2012: 331
Note: these cases are categorised by CIETAC as ‘foreign-related’.
N/A• CIETAC releases information on 2020 caseload, LNB News 02/02/2021 68
• CIETAC publishes 2019 caseload statistics, LNB News 21/01/2020 19
• CIETAC reports new increase in arbitration caseload, LNB News 13/02/2019 113
• CIETAC reports increase in arbitration cases, LNB news 18/02/2016 112
• CIETAC has great potential in foreign-related commercial arbitration, LNB News 26/02/2014 44
CIETAC statistics
DIAC—Dubai International Arbitration Centre

See: DIAC arbitration—overview
• Cases filed in 2019: 208
• Cases filed in 2018: 161
• Cases filed in 2017: 201
• Cases filed in 2016: 207
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