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 (IMD) on the competitiveness of nations and has been published since 1989.[1] The yearbook benchmarks the performance of 63 countries based on 340 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)

Ranking of countries in 5-year periods[edit]

World Competitiveness Yearbook, in period of 5 years, with latest year reported.[2][a]
Nation/Territory 1997 2002 2007 2012 2017 2019[b] 2020[3]
 Singapore 2 8 2 4 3 1 1
 Hong Kong 3 13 3 1 1 2 5
 United States 1 1 1 2 4 3 10
  Switzerland 12 5 6 3 2 4 3
 United Arab Emirates - - - 16 10 5 9
 Netherlands 4 4 8 11 5 6 4
 Ireland 10 9 14 20 6 7 12
 Denmark 13 6 5 13 7 8 2
 Sweden 19 12 9 5 9 9 6
 Qatar - - - 10 17 10 14
 Norway 5 14 13 8 11 11 7
 Luxembourg 8 2 4 12 8 12 15
 Canada 6 7 10 6 12 13 8
 China 27 28 15 23 18 14 20
 Finland 7 3 17 17 15 15 13
 Taiwan 18 20 18 7 14 16 11
 Germany 16 17 16 9 13 17 17
 Australia 15 10 12 15 21 18 18
 Austria 20 15 11 21 25 19 16
 Iceland 21 11 7 26 20 20 21
 New Zealand 11 18 19 24 16 21 22
 Malaysia 14 24 23 14 24 22 27
 United Kingdom 9 16 20 18 19 23 19
 Israel 25 26 21 19 22 24 26
 Thailand 31 31 33 30 27 25 29
 Saudi Arabia - - - - 36 26 24
 Belgium 23 19 25 25 23 27 25
 South Korea 30 29 29 22 29 28 23
 Lithuania - - 31 36 33 29 31
 Japan 17 27 24 27 26 30 34
 France 22 25 28 29 31 31 32
 Indonesia 38 47 54 42 42 32 40
 Czech Republic 33 32 32 33 28 33 33
 Kazakhstan - - - 32 32 34 42
 Estonia - 21 22 31 30 35 28
 Spain 26 23 30 39 34 36 36
 Slovenia - 35 40 51 43 37 35
 Poland 43 45 52 34 38 38 39
 Portugal 32 33 39 41 39 39 37
 Latvia - - - - 40 40 41
 Cyprus - - - - 37 41 30
 Chile 24 22 26 28 35 42 38
 India 41 41 27 35 45 43 43
 Italy 39 34 42 40 44 44 44
 Russia 46 44 43 48 46 45 50
 Philippines 29 40 45 43 41 46 45
 Hungary 37 30 35 45 52 47 47
 Bulgaria - - 41 54 49 48 48
 Romania - - 44 53 50 49 51
 Mexico 40 43 47 37 48 50 53
 Turkey 35 49 48 38 47 51 46
 Colombia 45 42 38 52 54 52 54
 Slovakia - 38 34 47 51 53 57
 Ukraine - - 46 56 60 54 55
 Peru - - - 44 55 55 52
 South Africa 42 39 50 50 53 56 59
 Jordan - - 37 49 56 57 58
 Greece 36 36 36 58 57 58 49
 Brazil 34 37 49 46 61 59 56
 Croatia - - 53 57 59 60 60
 Argentina 28 48 51 55 58 61 62
 Mongolia - - - - 62 62 61
 Venezuela 44 46 55 59 63 63 63

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Search Criteria: Competitiveness ranking, Consolidated rankings, Overall competitiveness, All countries, All years
  2. ^ Latest year reported.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IMD International". IMD. Retrieved 2016-02-07.
  2. ^ "IMD World Competitiveness Online - Custom Search". IMD World Competitiveness Online. Retrieved 14 September 2019.
  3. ^ "World Competitiveness Ranking 2020". IMD business school. Retrieved 2020-06-17.