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
 Bahrain 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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