International Property Rights Index

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The International Property Rights Index is produced annually by Americans for Tax Reform's Property Rights Alliance. The Index scores and ranks countries worldwide based on three factors: the state of their legal and political environment, physical property rights, and intellectual property rights.

[ 2015 Property Rights Index]

2015 Property rights index[edit]

Country Score Globally Regionally
Finland 8.3 1 of 129 1 of 19
Norway 8.2 2 of 129 2 of 19
New Zealand 8.2 3 of 129 1 of 20
Luxembourg 8.1 4 of 129 3 of 19
Singapore 8.1 5 of 129 2 of 20
Switzerland 8.1 6 of 129 4 of 19
Sweden 8.0 7 of 129 5 of 19
Japan 8.0 8 of 129 3 of 20
Canada 7.9 9 of 129 1 of 2
Netherlands 7.9 10 of 129 6 of 19
Denmark 7.9 11 of 129 7 of 19
Australia 7.7 12 of 129 4 of 20
United Kingdom 7.7 13 of 129 8 of 19
Germany 7.6 14 of 129 9 of 19
United States 7.6 15 of 129 2 of 2
Hong Kong 7.6 16 of 129 5 of 20
Austria 7.6 17 of 129 10 of 19
Qatar 7.5 18 of 129 1 of 20
Republic of Ireland 7.4 19 of 129 11 of 19
Belgium 7.4 20 of 129 12 of 19
United Arab Emirates 7.3 21 of 129 2 of 20
France 7.2 22 of 129 13 of 19
Iceland 7.0 23 of 129 14 of 19
Taiwan 6.9 24 of 129 6 of 20
Malta 6.7 25 of 129 15 of 19
Chile 6.6 26 of 129 1 of 22
Estonia 6.6 27 of 129 1 of 19
MALAYSIA 6.6 28 of 129 7 of 20
SOUTH AFRICA 6.6 29 of 129 1 of 27
PORTUGAL 6.6 30 of 129 16 of 19
CZECH REPUBLIC 6.3 31 of 129 2 of 19
ISRAEL 6.2 32 of 129 3 of 20
OMAN 6.2 33 of 129 4 of 20
MAURITIUS 6.1 34 of 129 2 of 27
CYPRUS 6.0 35 of 129 5 of 20
SAUDI ARABIA 6.0 36 of 129 6 of 20
PUERTO RICO 6.0 37 of 129 2 of 22
KOREA 5.9 38 of 129 8 of 20
BOTSWANA 5.9 39 of 129 3 of 27
URUGUAY 5.9 40 of 129 3 of 22
POLAND 5.9 41 of 129 3 of 19
RWANDA 5.9 42 of 129 4 of 27
SLOVAKIA 5.9 43 of 129 4 of 19
LITHUANIA 5.9 44 of 129 5 of 19
JORDAN 5.8 45 of 129 7 of 20
HUNGARY 5.8 46 of 129 6 of 19
BAHREIN 5.8 47 of 129 8 of 20
COSTA RICA 5.7 48 of 129 4 of 22
SPAIN 5.7 49 of 129 17 of 19
GHANA 5.6 50 of 129 5 of 27
ITALY 5.6 51 of 129 18 of 19
LATVIA 5.5 52 of 129 7 of 19
CHINA 5.4 53 of 129 9 of 20
JAMAICA 5.4 54 of 129 5 of 22
ROMANIA 5.3 55 of 129 8 of 19
GREECE 5.3 56 of 129 19 of 19
PANAMA 5.3 57 of 129 6 of 22
TURKEY 5.3 58 of 129 9 of 19
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 5.2 59 of 129 7 of 22
KUWAIT 5.2 60 of 129 9 of 20
SLOVENIA 5.2 61 of 129 10 of 19
INDIA 5.2 62 of 129 10 of 20
MOROCCO 5.2 63 of 129 10 of 20
BRAZIL 5.1 64 of 129 8 of 22
PHILIPPINES 5.1 65 of 129 11 of 20
MACEDONIA 5.0 66 of 129 11 of 19
SWAZILAND 4.9 67 of 129 6 of 27
Bulgaria 4.9 68 of 129 12 of 19
THAILAND 4.9 69 of 129 12 of 20
INDONESIA 4.9 70 of 129 13 of 20
CROATIA 4.9 71 of 129 13 of 19
EL SALVADOR 4.8 72 of 129 9 of 22
SRI LANKA 4.8 73 of 129 14 of 20
COLOMBIA 4.8 74 of 129 10 of 22
MEXICO 4.7 75 of 129 11 of 22
ZAMBIA 4.7 76 of 129 7 of 27
TUNISIA 4.6 77 of 129 11 of 20
TANZANIA 4.6 78 of 129 8 of 27
PERU 4.6 79 of 129 12 of 22
SENEGAL 4.6 80 of 129 9 of 27
RUSSIA 4.5 81 of 129 14 of 19
MONTENEGRO 4.5 82 of 129 15 of 19
KENYA 4.5 83 of 129 10 of 27
MALAWI 4.5 84 of 129 11 of 27
VIET NAM 4.5 85 of 129 15 of 20
KAZAKHSTAN 4.5 86 of 129 16 of 20
GUATEMALA 4.5 87 of 129 13 of 22
GABON 4.4 88 of 129 12 of 27
HONDURAS 4.4 89 of 129 14 of 22
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 4.4 90 of 129 15 of 22
UGANDA 4.3 91 of 129 13 of 27
SIERRA LEONE 4.3 92 of 129 14 of 27
GUYANA 4.3 93 of 129 16 of 22
ARMENIA 4.3 94 of 129 12 of 20
GEORGIA 4.2 95 of 129 13 of 20
BOLIVIA 4.2 96 of 129 17 of 22
MALI 4.2 97 of 129 15 of 27
COTE D'IVOIRE 4.2 98 of 129 16 of 27
MOZAMBIQUE 4.2 99 of 129 17 of 27
NEPAL 4.2 100 of 129 17 of 20
BURKINA FASO 4.1 101 of 129 18 of 27
EGYPT 4.1 102 of 129 14 of 20
AZERBAIJAN 4.1 103 of 129 15 of 20
ALGERIA 4.1 104 of 129 16 of 20
NICARAGUA 4.1 105 of 129 18 of 22
ETHIOPIA 4.0 106 of 129 19 of 27
ARGENTINA 4.0 107 of 129 19 of 22
IRAN 4.0 108 of 129 17 of 20
UKRAINE 3.9 109 of 129 16 of 19
SERBIA 3.9 110 of 129 17 of 19
CAMEROON 3.9 111 of 129 20 of 27
MADAGASCAR 3.8 112 of 129 21 of 27
MAURITANIA 3.8 113 of 129 22 of 27
PARAGUAY 3.7 114 of 129 20 of 22
ALBANIA 3.7 115 of 129 18 of 19
MOLDOVA 3.6 116 of 129 19 of 19
CHAD 3.6 117 of 129 23 of 27
PAKISTAN 3.6 118 of 129 18 of 20
LEBANON 3.5 119 of 129 18 of 20
NIGERIA 3.4 120 of 129 24 of 27
BURUNDI 3.3 121 of 129 25 of 27
ZIMBABWE 3.2 122 of 129 26 of 27
YEMEN 2.8 123 of 129 19 of 20
LIBYA 2.7 124 of 129 20 of 20
VENEZUELA 2.7 125 of 129 21 of 22
HAITI 2.7 126 of 129 22 of 22
ANGOLA 2.6 127 of 129 27 of 27
BANGLADESH 2.6 128 of 129 19 of 20
MYANMAR 2.5 129 of 129 20 of 20

2014 Property rights index[edit]

Rank [1] Country Score Globally Regionally
1  Finland 8.5 1 of 97 1 of 19
2  New Zealand 8.3 2 of 97 1 of 16
2  Norway 8.3 2 of 97 2 of 19
2  Sweden 8.3 2 of 97 2 of 19
5  Singapore 8.2 5 of 97 2 of 16
5   Switzerland 8.2 5 of 97 4 of 19
7  Luxembourg 8.1 7 of 97 5 of 19
7  Netherlands 8.1 7 of 97 5 of 19
9  Canada 8.0 9 of 97 1 of 2
10  Denmark 7.9 10 of 97 7 of 19
11  Australia 7.8 11 of 97 3 of 16
11  Austria 7.8 11 of 97 8 of 19
11  Germany 7.8 11 of 97 8 of 19
11  Hong Kong 7.8 11 of 97 3 of 16
11  Japan 7.8 11 of 97 3 of 16
11  United Kingdom 7.8 11 of 97 8 of 19
17  United States 7.7 17 of 97 2 of 2
18  Belgium 7.5 18 of 97 11 of 19
18  Ireland 7.5 18 of 97 11 of 19
20  France 7.3 20 of 97 13 of 19
21  Iceland 7.2 21 of 97 14 of 19
22  Malta 7.0 22 of 97 15 of 19
23  Taiwan 6.9 23 of 97 6 of 16
24  Chile 6.8 24 of 97 1 of 20
24  Portugal 6.8 24 of 97 16 of 19
26  South Africa 6.7 26 of 97 1 of 23
27  Czech Republic 6.5 27 of 97 1 of 10
27  Israel 6.5 27 of 97 1 of 7
27  Malaysia 6.5 27 of 97 7 of 16
30  Cyprus 6.4 30 of 97 2 of 7
31  Botswana 6.3 31 of 97 2 of 23
31  Mauritius 6.3 31 of 97 2 of 23
31  Spain 6.3 31 of 97 17 of 19
34  Saudi Arabia 6.2 34 of 97 3 of 7
34  Slovakia 6.2 34 of 97 2 of 10
36  Hungary 6.1 36 of 97 3 of 10
36  Lithuania 6.1 36 of 97 3 of 10
36  Poland 6.1 36 of 97 3 of 10
36  Uruguay 6.1 36 of 97 2 of 20
40  Costa Rica 6.0 40 of 97 3 of 20
40  Italy 6.0 40 of 97 18 of 19
40  Jordan 6.0 40 of 97 4 of 7
43  Ghana 5.8 43 of 97 4 of 23
44  Panama 5.6 44 of 97 4 of 20
44  Turkey 5.6 44 of 97 6 of 10
46  Brazil 5.5 46 of 97 5 of 20
46  China 5.5 46 of 97 8 of 16
46  India 5.5 46 of 97 8 of 16
46  Jamaica 5.5 46 of 97 5 of 20
50  Bulgaria 5.3 50 of 97 7 of 10
50  Greece 5.3 50 of 97 19 of 19
50  Romania 5.3 50 of 97 7 of 10
50  Thailand 5.3 50 of 97 10 of 16
54  Mexico 5.2 54 of 97 7 of 20
54  Morocco 5.2 54 of 97 5 of 7
56  Malawi 5.1 56 of 97 5 of 23
56  Tanzania 5.1 56 of 97 5 of 23
56  Zambia 5.1 56 of 97 5 of 23
59  Colombia 5.0 59 of 97 8 of 20
59  Ecuador 5.0 59 of 97 8 of 20
59  Indonesia 5.0 59 of 97 11 of 16
59  Peru 5.0 59 of 97 8 of 20
59  Sri Lanka 5.0 59 of 97 11 of 16
64  Dominican Republic 4.9 64 of 97 11 of 20
64  El Salvador 4.9 64 of 97 11 of 20
66  Benin 4.8 66 of 97 8 of 23
66  Guatemala 4.8 66 of 97 13 of 20
66  Mozambique 4.8 66 of 97 8 of 23
66  Russia 4.8 66 of 97 9 of 10
66  Vietnam 4.8 66 of 97 13 of 16
71  Burkina Faso 4.7 71 of 97 10 of 23
71  Guyana 4.7 71 of 97 14 of 20
71  Senegal 4.7 71 of 97 10 of 23
71  Uganda 4.7 71 of 97 10 of 23
75  Egypt 4.6 75 of 97 6 of 7
75  Kenya 4.6 75 of 97 13 of 23
75  Nicaragua 4.6 75 of 97 15 of 20
78  Bolivia 4.5 78 of 97 16 of 20
78  Honduras 4.5 78 of 97 16 of 20
78  Mali 4.5 78 of 97 14 of 23
78  Mauritania 4.5 78 of 97 14 of 23
78    Nepal 4.5 78 of 97 14 of 16
83  Argentina 4.4 83 of 97 18 of 20
83  Ethiopia 4.4 83 of 97 16 of 23
83  Madagascar 4.4 83 of 97 16 of 23
86  Cameroon 4.3 86 of 97 18 of 23
86  Pakistan 4.3 86 of 97 15 of 16
86  Ukraine 4.3 86 of 97 10 of 10
89  Algeria 4.1 89 of 97 7 of 7
89  Ivory Coast 4.1 89 of 97 19 of 23
89  Paraguay 4.1 89 of 97 19 of 20
92  Chad 3.9 92 of 97 20 of 23
93  Zimbabwe 3.8 93 of 97 21 of 23
94  Nigeria 3.7 94 of 97 22 of 23
95  Burundi 3.6 95 of 97 23 of 23
96  Bangladesh 3.4 96 of 97 16 of 16
97  Venezuela 3.2 97 of 97 20 of 20

2013 Property rights index[edit]

Rank Country/Territory Score
1  Finland 8.6
2  New Zealand 8.4
2  Sweden 8.4
4  Norway 8.3
5  Netherlands 8.2
5   Switzerland 8.2
7  Luxembourg 8.1
7  Singapore 8.1
9  Canada 8.0
9  Denmark 8.0
11  Australia 7.9
12  Austria 7.8
12  United Kingdom 7.8
14  Hong Kong 7.7
14  Japan 7.7
14  Germany 7.7
17  United States 7.6
18  Belgium 7.5
18  Ireland 7.5
20  France 7.3
20  Qatar 7.3
22  Iceland 7.2
22  United Arab Emirates 7.2
22  Taiwan 7.2
25  Malta 7.0
26  South Africa 6.8
26  Portugal 6.8
26  Chile 6.8
29  Estonia 6.7
29  Israel 6.7
31  Oman 6.6
31  Cyprus 6.6
33  Czech Republic 6.5
33  Malaysia 6.5
33  Spain 6.5
33  Bahrain 6.5
37  Saudi Arabia 6.4
37  Puerto Rico 6.4
37  South Korea 6.4
40  Hungary 6.3
40  Botswana 6.3
40  Mauritius 6.3
40  Slovakia 6.3
44  Uruguay 6.2
44  Poland 6.2
44  Rwanda 6.2
47  Italy 6.1
48  Jordan 6.0
48  Lithuania 6.0
48  Slovenia 6.0

2012 Property rights index[edit]

Rank Country/Territory Score
1  Finland 8.6
2  Sweden 8.5
3  Oman 8.3
3  Slovakia 8.3
3   Switzerland 8.3
6  Macedonia 8.2
6  Denmark 8.2
6  Nicaragua 8.2
9  New Zealand 8.1
10  Canada 8.0
11  United Kingdom 7.9
12  Hong Kong 7.8
12  Austria 7.8
12  Australia 7.8
15  Germany 7.7
15  Japan 7.7
17  Ireland 7.6
18  Belgium 7.5
18  United States 7.5
20  France 7.4
21  Iceland 7.2
21  Taiwan 7.2
23  Romania 7.1
23  United Arab Emirates 7.1
25  Cyprus 6.9
26  Puerto Rico 6.8
26  Mauritania 6.8
28  Chile 6.7
28  Bahrain 6.7
28  Estonia 6.7
31  Senegal 6.6
31  South Korea 6.6
31  Israel 6.6
31  Pakistan 6.6
35  Spain 6.5
36  Hungary 6.4
36  Mali 6.4
36  Czech Republic 6.4
39  Botswana 6.3
40  Mexico 6.2
40  Qatar 6.2
40  Slovenia 6.2
40  Uruguay 6.2
40  Portugal 6.2
40  Kuwait 6.2
46  Italy 6.1
47  Luxembourg 6.0
47  Saudi Arabia 6.0
49  South Africa 5.9
49  Jordan 5.9
49  Latvia 5.9

References[edit]

  1. ^ "International Property Rights Index 2014". International Property Rights Index. Property Rights Alliance. Archived from the original on 13 January 2015. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 

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