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Singapore 1 2
United States 2 1
Hong Kong 3 7
Netherlands 4 6
Switzerland 5 4
Japan 6 5
Germany 7 3
Sweden 8 9
United Kingdom 9 8
Denmark 10 10
Finland 11 11
Taiwan 12 13
South Korea 13 15
Canada 14 12
France 15 17
Australia 16 14
Norway 17 16
Luxembourg 18 19
New Zealand 19 18
Israel 20 20
Austria 21 22
Belgium 22 21
Spain 23 26
Ireland 24 23
United Arab Emirates 25 27
Iceland 26 24
Malaysia 27 25
China 28 28
Qatar 29 30
Italy 30 31
Estonia 31 32
Czech Republic 32 29
Chile 33 33
Portugal 34 34
Slovenia 35 35
Saudi Arabia 36 39
Poland 37 37
Malta 38 36
Lithuania 39 40
Thailand 40 38
Latvia 41 42
Slovakia 42 41
Russia 43 43
Cyprus 44 44
Bahrain 45 50
Kuwait 46 54
Hungary 47 48
Mexico 48 46
Bulgaria 49 51
Indonesia 50 45
Romania 51 52
Mauritius 52 49
Oman 53 47
Uruguay 54 53
Kazakhstan 55 59
Brunei 56 62
Colombia 57 60
Azerbaijan 58 69
Greece 59 57
South Africa 60 67
Turkey 61 61
Costa Rica 62 55
Croatia 63 68
Philippines 64 56
Peru 65 63
Panama 66 64
Vietnam 67 77
India 68 58
Armenia 69 70
Jordan 70 73
Brazil 71 72
Serbia 72 65
Montenegro 73 71
Georgia 74 66
Morocco 75 75
Seychelles 76 74
Barbados 77 72
Dominican Republic 78 82
Trinidad and Tobago 79 78
Jamaica 80 79
Albania 81 76
Bhutan 82 97
Macedonia 82 84
Argentina 83 81
Sri Lanka 84 85
Ukraine 85 83
Moldova 86 88
Tunisia 87 87
Lebanon 88 80
Algeria 89 92
Ecuador 90 86
Botswana 91 90
Bosnia and Herzegovina 92 91
Egypt 93 94
Namibia 94 100
Kenya 95 93
Kyrgyzstan 96 97
Paraguay 97 95
Guatemala 98 96
Iran 99 89
Rwanda 100 108
Honduras 101 101
Mongolia 102 99
El Salvador 103 98
Tajikistan 104 102
Bangladesh 105 103
Cambodia 106 110
Bolivia 107 105
Nepal 108 109
Nicaragua 109 104
Pakistan 110 107
Ghana 111 106
Cape Verde 112 111
Laos 113 112
Senegal 114 113
Uganda 115 117
Nigeria 116 115
Tanzania 117 116
Ivory Coast 118 114
Gabon 119 108
Zambia 120 118
Swaziland 121 122
Guinea 122 126
Cameroon 123 121
Gambia 124 119
Benin 125 123
Ethiopia 126 122
Zimbabwe 127 128
Malawi 128 129
Mali 129 125
Burkina Faso 130 124
Lesotho 131 130
Liberia 132 130
Madagascar 132 121
Venezuela 133 127
Mauritania 134 131
Sierra Leone 134 131
Burundi 135 136
Angola 136 137
Mozambique 137 133
Haiti 138 138
Congo 139 135
Yemen 140 139
Chad 141 140


The most recent 2018 edition of Global Competitiveness Report assesses 140 economies. In 2018, the World Economic Forum introduced a new methodology emphasizing the role of human capital, innovation, resilience and agility, as not only drivers but also defining features of economic success in the 4th Industrial Revolution. As a result, the GCI scale changed to 1 to 100 from 1 to 7, with higher average score meaning higher degree of competitiveness. The report is made up of 98 variables organized into twelve pillars with the most important including: institutions; infrastructure; ICT adoption; macroeconomic stability; health; skills; product market; labour market; financial system; market size; business dynamism; and innovation capability.