World Competitiveness Yearbook

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The World Competitiveness Yearbook is an annual report published by the Swiss-based International Institute for Management Development on the competitiveness of nations and has been published since 1989.[1] The yearbook benchmarks the performance of 60 countries based on 333 criteria measuring different facets of competitiveness. It uses two types of data:

  • 2/3 hard statistical data (international/national sources)
  • 1/3 survey data (Executive Opinion Survey)

World Competitiveness Scoreboard 2014[edit]

Rank Country/Territory Score[2][3]
1  United States 100.000
2  Switzerland 92.423
3  Singapore 90.966
4  Hong Kong 90.329
5  Sweden 85.833
6  Germany 85.782
7  Canada 85.429
8  United Arab Emirates 84.892
9  Denmark 84.040
10  Norway 83.293
11  Luxembourg 82.164
12  Malaysia 82.088
13  Taiwan 81.233
14  Netherlands 81.144
15  Ireland 80.360
16  United Kingdom 79.814
17  Australia 79.599
18  Finland 78.159
19  Qatar 77.116
20  New Zealand 74.943
21  Japan 73.761
22  Austria 73.699
23  China 73.258
24  Israel 73.250
25  Iceland 69.746
26  South Korea 69.649
27  France 67.941
28  Belgium 66.595
29  Thailand 64.976
30  Estonia 64.383
31  Chile 62.589
32  Kazakhstan 62.508
33  Czech Republic 62.213
34  Lithuania 62.014
35  Latvia 61.848
36  Poland 61.767
37  Indonesia 59.548
38  Russia 57.997
39  Spain 57.913
40  Turkey 57.863
41  Mexico 57.283
42  Philippines 54.952
43  Portugal 54.403
44  India 53.919
45  Slovakia 53.302
46  Italy 52.871
47  Romania 52.841
48  Hungary 52.505
49  Ukraine 50.872
50  Peru 50.576
51  Colombia 49.248
52  South Africa 48.245
53  Jordan 47.796
54  Brazil 46.778
55  Slovenia 46.245
56  Bulgaria 45.784
57  Greece 42.244
58  Argentina 39.590
59  Croatia 38.974
60  Venezuela 34.211

World Competitiveness Scoreboard 2013[edit]

Rank Country/Territory Score[4][5]
1  United States 100.000
2  Switzerland 93.357
3  Hong Kong 92.783
4  Sweden 90.531
5  Singapore 89.857
6  Norway 89.585
7  Canada 89.128
8  United Arab Emirates 88.439
9  Germany 86.197
10  Qatar 85.505
11  Taiwan 85.193
12  Denmark 83.514
13  Luxembourg 83.305
14  Netherlands 83.158
15  Malaysia 83.145
16  Australia 80.513
17  Ireland 79.591
18  United Kingdom 79.150
19  Israel 78.210
20  Finland 78.187
21  China 77.040
22  South Korea 75.169
23  Austria 74.711
24  Japan 74.529
25  New Zealand 73.942
26  Belgium 73.133
27  Thailand 72.966
28  France 71.327
29  Iceland 69.012
30  Chile 67.994
31  Lithuania 66.488
32  Mexico 65.626
33  Poland 65.437
34  Kazakhstan 64.899
35  Czech Republic 64.614
36  Estonia 64.422
37  Turkey 63.611
38  Philippines 63.146
39  Indonesia 61.805
40  India 59.888
41  Latvia 58.678
42  Russia 56.809
43  Peru 56.627
44  Italy 56.328
45  Spain 56.289
46  Portugal 56.225
47  Slovakia 54.485
48  Colombia 54.365
49  Ukraine 54.234
50  Hungary 53.497
51  Brazil 52.996
52  Slovenia 50.996
53  South Africa 50.627
54  Greece 49.986
55  Romania 49.703
56  Jordan 48.802
57  Bulgaria 47.800
58  Croatia 44.114
59  Argentina 42.271
60  Venezuela 31.879

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