World Competitiveness Ranking

Every year, the IMD World Competitiveness Center publishes its ranking of the competitiveness of countries. In the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2017, the results for 63 countries are included.

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World Competitiveness Yearbook

The IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY) is the leading annual report on the competitiveness of countries and has been published by IMD since 1989. It benchmarks the performance of 63 economies based on more than 340 criteria measuring different facets of competitiveness. Starting this year, the WCY also includes, along with the Competitiveness ranking and country profiles, the IMD Digital Competitiveness Ranking. This newly branded ranking analyzes and ranks the extent to which countries adopt and explore digital technologies leading to transformation in government practices, business models and society in general. To do so, the new ranking is based on 50 selected criteria, one third of which are new data (i.e. indicators not included in the World Competitiveness ranking).The IMD Digital Competitiveness Ranking report is also provided as a separate PDF and can be downloaded for free here.

There are four main sections in the World Competitiveness Yearbook: 

Competitiveness Rankings

The Competitiveness Ranking is complemented by several breakdowns of the overall ranking. For example, rankings split by population size, by wealth or by region (Europe-Middle East-Africa, Asia-Pacific, and the Americas). In addition, the five-year evolution of overall and factor rankings is available.

Competitiveness Country profiles

For each of the 63 countries, we have conducted an in-depth analysis showing overall performance, challenges, the competitiveness landscape, greatest improvements and biggest declines, strengths and weaknesses, and evolution.

Digital Competitiveness Rankings

The Digital Competitiveness ranking is also complemented by several breakdowns of the overall ranking. For example, rankings split by population size, by wealth or by region (Europe-Middle East-Africa, Asia-Pacific, and the Americas). In addition, the five-year evolution of overall and factor rankings is available.

Digital Competitiveness Country profiles

For each of the 63 countries, we produced an in-depth analysis showing the overall performance (overtime, at factor and sub-factor level), their strengths and weaknesses. 

Statistical tables

We have created criteria rankings of the 63 countries (over 340 tables) to enable easy country comparisons.

Texts on competitiveness analysis, methodology, FAQs, a list of all the information providers and detailed notes and sources are also provided.

Statistical tables and list of sources are provided only on PDF format in the USB key drive available on the cover of the Yearbook.

 

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World Competitiveness Online

World Competitiveness Online is a unique and comprehensive database on the competitiveness of nations. It includes over 20-year time series from the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook, the leading annual report published by IMD since 1989.

Statistics are updated as soon as new information becomes available. This is ideal if you wish to work with the data.

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World Competitiveness Package

 

For optimal use of our data, the IMD World Competitiveness Center offers a package including:

  • The IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2017
  • A PDF version on CD
  • 12 months access to the constantly updated World Competitiveness Online database for one location - UNLIMITED LICENSE

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Country profiles 

For each country, we provide  competitiveness trends, country evolution, strengths and weaknesses as well as all statistical data, including more than 340 criteria (values).

20 pages in PDF format.

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Factor and criteria rankings and values

  • Data are broken down according to four main factors:
  • Economic performance (83 criteria): Macroeconomic evaluation of the domestic economy
  • Government efficiency (73 criteria): Extent to which government policies are conducive to competitiveness
  • Business efficiency (71 criteria): Extent to which the national environment encourages enterprises to perform in an innovative, profitable and responsible manner
  • Infrastructure (115 criteria): Extent to which basic, technological, scientific and human resources meet the needs of business

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The IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY) is the leading annual report on the competitiveness of countries and has been published by IMD since 1989. It benchmarks the performance of 63 economies based on more than 340 criteria measuring different facets of competitiveness. Starting this year, the WCY also includes, along with the Competitiveness ranking and country profiles, the IMD Digital Competitiveness Ranking. This newly branded ranking analyzes and ranks the extent to which countries adopt and explore digital technologies leading to transformation in government practices, business models and society in general. To do so, the new ranking is based on 50 selected criteria, one third of which are new data (i.e. indicators not included in the World Competitiveness ranking).The IMD Digital Competitiveness Ranking report is also provided as a separate PDF and can be downloaded for free here.

There are four main sections in the World Competitiveness Yearbook: 

Competitiveness Rankings

The Competitiveness Ranking is complemented by several breakdowns of the overall ranking. For example, rankings split by population size, by wealth or by region (Europe-Middle East-Africa, Asia-Pacific, and the Americas). In addition, the five-year evolution of overall and factor rankings is available.

Competitiveness Country profiles

For each of the 63 countries, we have conducted an in-depth analysis showing overall performance, challenges, the competitiveness landscape, greatest improvements and biggest declines, strengths and weaknesses, and evolution.

Digital Competitiveness Rankings

The Digital Competitiveness ranking is also complemented by several breakdowns of the overall ranking. For example, rankings split by population size, by wealth or by region (Europe-Middle East-Africa, Asia-Pacific, and the Americas). In addition, the five-year evolution of overall and factor rankings is available.

Digital Competitiveness Country profiles

For each of the 63 countries, we produced an in-depth analysis showing the overall performance (overtime, at factor and sub-factor level), their strengths and weaknesses. 

 

Statistical tables

We have created criteria rankings of the 63 countries (over 340 tables) to enable easy country comparisons.

Texts on competitiveness analysis, methodology, FAQs, a list of all the information providers and detailed notes and sources are also provided.

Statistical tables and list of sources are provided only on PDF format in the USB key drive available on the cover of the Yearbook.