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 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 2016[edit]

Rank Nation Score[2]
1  Hong Kong 100.000
2   Switzerland 98.018
3  United States 97.881
4  Singapore 97.649
5  Sweden 92.353
6  Denmark 91.756
7  Ireland 91.540
8  Netherlands 91.321
9  Norway 90.054
10  Canada 90.048
11  Luxembourg 90.016
12  Germany 88.569
13  Qatar 86.716
14  Taiwan 86.374
15  United Arab Emirates 86.065
16  New Zealand 85.606
17  Australia 84.270
18  United Kingdom 83.338
19  Malaysia 83.048
20  Finland 82.037
21  Israel 80.827
22  Belgium 80.688
23  Iceland 80.580
24  Austria 80.159
25  China 79.351
26  Japan 78.716
27  Czech Republic 76.145
28  Thailand 74.681
29  South Korea 74.195
30  Lithuania 74.039
31  Estonia 73.548
32  France 73.464
33  Poland 71.303
34  Spain 69.354
35  Italy 68.705
36  Chile 67.442
37  Latvia 66.554
38  Turkey 66.551
39  Portugal 66.406
40  Slovakia 65.886
41  India 65.831
42  Philippines 65.540
43  Slovenia 64.870
44  Russia 63.939
45  Mexico 63.235
46  Hungary 62.649
47  Kazakhstan 62.636
48  Indonesia 62.376
49  Romania 62.268
50  Bulgaria 61.743
51  Colombia 58.293
52  South Africa 57.797
53  Jordan 56.875
54  Peru 56.202
55  Argentina 53.748
56  Greece 52.125
57  Brazil 51.676
58  Croatia 51.589
59  Ukraine 46.512
60  Mongolia 45.790
61  Venezuela 32.603

World Competitiveness Scoreboard 2015[edit]

Rank Nation Score[3]
1  United States 100.000
2  Hong Kong 96.037
3  Singapore 94.950
4   Switzerland 91.916
5  Canada 90.410
6  Luxembourg 89.411
7  Norway 87.915
8  Denmark 87.077
9  Sweden 85.921
10  Germany 85.637
11  Taiwan 85.405
12  United Arab Emirates 84.750
13  Qatar 84.626
14  Malaysia 84.113
15  Netherlands 83.615
16  Ireland 82.969
17  New Zealand 81.808
18  Australia 80.452
19  United Kingdom 79.932
20  Finland 78.447
21  Israel 77.453
22  China 76.987
23  Belgium 75.442
24  Iceland 74.118
25  South Korea 73.921
26  Austria 72.878
27  Japan 72.827
28  Lithuania 71.737
29  Czech Republic 70.834
30  Thailand 69.786
31  Estonia 69.213
32  France 69.037
33  Poland 68.758
34  Kazakhstan 68.106
35  Chile 64.813
36  Portugal 64.181
37  Spain 63.542
38  Italy 60.961
39  Mexico 60.933
40  Turkey 60.501
41  Philippines 60.153
42  Indonesia 59.906
43  Latvia 59.780
44  India 59.485
45  Russia 58.510
46  Slovakia 57.176
47  Romania 57.133
48  Hungary 56.996
49  Slovenia 56.759
50  Greece 54.186
51  Colombia 53.863
52  Jordan 53.602
53  South Africa 52.702
54  Peru 54.644
55  Bulgaria 50.318
56  Brazil 47.390
57  Mongolia 47.132
58  Croatia 44.757
59  Argentina 42.739
60  Ukraine 41.986
61  Venezuela 34.261

World Competitiveness Scoreboard 2014[edit]

Rank Nation Score[4][5]
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 Nation Score[6][7]
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

World Competitiveness Scoreboard 2012[edit]

Rank Nation[8]
1  Hong Kong
2  United States
3   Switzerland
4  Singapore
5  Sweden
6  Canada
7  Taiwan
8  Norway
9  Germany
10  Qatar
11  Netherlands
12  Luxembourg
13  Denmark
14  Malaysia
15  Australia
16  United Arab Emirates
17  Finland
18  United Kingdom
19  Israel
20  Ireland

World Competitiveness Scoreboard 1997[edit]

Rank Nation[9]
1  United States
2  Singapore
3  Hong Kong
4  Netherlands
5  Norway
6  Canada
7  Finland
8  Luxembourg
9  United Kingdom
10  Ireland
11  New Zealand
12   Switzerland
13  Denmark
14  Malaysia
15  Australia

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