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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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Discover the World Competitiveness Ranking 2016 results.

World Competitiveness Yearbook

The IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook is the leading annual report on the competitiveness of nations and has been published by IMD since 1989. It benchmarks the performance of 63 countries based on more than 340 criteria measuring different facets of competitiveness.

There are three main sections in the World Competitiveness Yearbook: 

The famous "World Competitiveness Ranking" is complemented by several customized rankings. 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.

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. 

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.

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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.

Subscribers can access World Competitiveness Online here

For non-subscribers, a free version with limited data access is available here. In order to gain access to the full version, visit our eShop.

Software based on the latest technology provides a powerful and unique user experience.

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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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