The United States scored 83.67 points out of 100 on the 2018 Global Competitiveness Report published by the World Economic Forum.

Competitiveness Index in the United States averaged 23.84 Points from 2007 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 85.64 Points in 2018 and a record low of 5.42 Points in 2012. This page provides the latest reported value for - United States Competitiveness Index - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United States Competitiveness Index - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on July of 2020. source: World Economic Forum

Competitiveness Index in the United States is expected to reach 5.90 Points by the end of 2020, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the United States Competitiveness Index is projected to trend around 88.14 Points in 2021 and 88.64 Points in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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United States Competitiveness Index

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
83.67 85.64 85.64 5.42 2007 - 2019 Points Yearly

United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 52.60 43.10 77.50 29.40 points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 49.80 39.80 57.90 36.10 points [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 57.10 45.40 62.00 37.80 points [+]
Services PMI 47.90 37.50 61.00 26.70 points [+]
Composite Pmi 47.90 37.00 61.00 27.00 points [+]
Industrial Production -15.30 -16.20 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 1.40 -12.50 16.60 -12.50 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production -16.50 -19.50 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 64.80 63.97 89.39 63.97 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders 15.80 -18.10 23.20 -18.40 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense 15.50 -17.10 25.50 -19.20 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 4.00 -8.20 6.30 -10.20 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 2.60 -8.90 4.60 -8.90 percent [+]
New Orders 412838.00 384306.00 549482.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders 8.00 -13.50 10.30 -13.50 percent [+]
Business Inventories -1.30 -0.30 1.30 -2.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories -67.15 13.07 173.21 -245.13 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories -1.20 0.20 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 23114.00 22780.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 1672.33 1908.23 1908.23 14.67 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 94.40 90.90 108.80 80.10 points [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index -0.20 -48.50 39.00 -78.20 points [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 27.50 -43.10 58.50 -57.90 points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 0.00 -27.00 27.00 -53.00 points [+]
Ism New York Index 39.50 19.50 88.80 4.30 percent [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index -6.10 -49.20 47.80 -74.00 points [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index 2.61 -17.89 2.61 -17.89 [+]
Chicago Pmi 36.60 32.30 78.60 21.20 points [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 13.05 12.21 21.77 8.60 Million [+]
Car Production 0.54 0.01 9.92 0.01 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 180.56 254.05 1149.00 180.56 Thousand [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change 5.65 -7.20 19.25 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change 56.00 65.00 147.00 -359.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change -4839.00 1199.00 11456.00 -8428.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Leading Economic Index 117.99 111.96 130.66 45.48 points [+]
Internet Speed 18747.58 17235.62 18747.58 3609.31 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 128949703.00 127873899.00 146874246.00 89399946.00 IP [+]
Crude Oil Rigs 185.00 188.00 1609.00 98.00 [+]
API Crude Oil Stock Change 2.00 -8.16 14.30 -12.40 BBL/1Million [+]
Competitiveness Index 83.67 85.64 85.64 5.42 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 2.00 1.00 7.00 1.00 [+]
Cushing Crude Oil Stocks 2206.00 -263.00 6417.00 -5587.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Distillate Fuel Production 132.00 63.00 570.00 -699.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Distillate Stocks 3136.00 -593.00 11205.00 -13011.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Ease of Doing Business 6.00 8.00 8.00 4.00 [+]
Corruption Index 69.00 71.00 78.00 69.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 23.00 22.00 24.00 14.00 [+]
Crude Oil Imports 2130.00 -506.00 2201.00 -2518.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Gasoline Production 140.00 111.00 1082.00 -1638.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Refinery Crude Runs 314.00 193.00 1572.00 -3253.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Steel Production 4790.00 4968.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Kansas Fed Manufacturing Index 2.00 -25.00 35.00 -62.00 points [+]
Mining Production -14.10 -8.10 108.20 -28.80 percent [+]
Heating Oil Stocks -95.00 -564.00 94208.00 -92090.00 Thousand Barrels [+]


United States Competitiveness Index
The most recent 2018 edition of Global Competitiveness Report assesses 140 economies. The report is made up of 98 variables, from a combination of data from international organizations as well as from the World Economic Forum’s Executive Opinion Survey. The variables are 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. The GCI varies between 1 and 100, higher average score means higher degree of competitiveness. With the 2018 edition, the World Economic Forum introduced a new methodology, aiming to integrate the notion of the 4th Industrial Revolution into the definition of competitiveness. It emphasizes 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.