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World Economic Forum's Ranking of the World's Most Competitive Countries
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The World Forum annually publishes a Global Competitiveness Report that ranks the most competitive countries. Since 2008 Switzerland ranks first, after the United States lost first place. Currently, the USA holds fourth place, after Switzerland, Sweden, and Singapore.

The GCI (Global Competitiveness Index) is based on 12 pillars that provide a visual representation of the current international competitiveness state of different countries, disregarding their stage of development. These pillars are: institutions, infrastructures, macroeconomic framework, health and primary education, efficient goods markets, efficient labor markets, developed financial markets, technology, market size, business and innovation.

  • Author: diana (Updated Sep 4, 2014)
  • Sources: Official source The World Economic Forum
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Countrycolumns columns Global Competitiveness Index (GCI)
1SwitzerlandSwitzerland5.70
2SingaporeSingapore5.65
3United StatesUnited States5.54
4FinlandFinland5.50
5GermanyGermany5.49
6JapanJapan5.47
7Hong KongHong Kong5.46
8NetherlandsNetherlands5.45
9United KingdomUnited Kingdom5.41
10SwedenSweden5.41
11NorwayNorway5.35
12United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates5.33
13DenmarkDenmark5.29
14TaiwanTaiwan5.25
15CanadaCanada5.24
16QatarQatar5.24
17New ZealandNew Zealand5.20
18BelgiumBelgium5.18
19LuxembourgLuxembourg5.17
20MalaysiaMalaysia5.16
21AustriaAustria5.16
22AustraliaAustralia5.08
23FranceFrance5.08
24Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia5.06
25IrelandIreland4.98
26CoreaCorea4.96
27IsraelIsrael4.95
28ChinaChina4.89
29EstoniaEstonia4.71
30IcelandIceland4.71
31ThailandThailand4.66
32Puerto RicoPuerto Rico4.64
33ChileChile4.60
34IndonesiaIndonesia4.57
35SpainSpain4.55
36PortugalPortugal4.54
37Czech RepublicCzech Republic4.53
38AzerbaijanAzerbaijan4.53
39MauritiusMauritius4.52
40KuwaitKuwait4.51
41LithuaniaLithuania4.51
42LatviaLatvia4.50
43PolandPoland4.48
44BahrainBahrain4.48
45TurkeyTurkey4.46
46OmanOman4.46
47MaltaMalta4.45
48PanamaPanama4.43
49ItalyItaly4.42
50KazakhstanKazakhstan4.42
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