The United States scored 83.67 points out of 100 on the 2019 Global Competitiveness Report published by the World Economic Forum. source: 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 September of 2021.

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 59.90 59.50 77.50 29.40 points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 60.50 61.10 63.40 36.10 points [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 61.70 64.10 64.10 37.80 points [+]
Services PMI 54.40 55.10 70.40 26.70 points [+]
Composite PMI 54.50 55.40 68.70 27.00 points [+]
Industrial Production 5.90 6.60 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.40 0.80 16.60 -13.60 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 5.90 7.40 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 76.40 76.20 89.40 63.40 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders -0.10 0.80 23.50 -19.00 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense -1.20 0.90 25.50 -19.70 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 0.70 0.60 7.50 -7.40 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.80 1.50 6.10 -8.70 percent [+]
New Orders 508062.00 505974.00 551446.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders 0.40 1.50 12.20 -13.00 percent [+]
Business Inventories 0.50 0.90 1.30 -2.30 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories -169.42 -88.28 177.30 -252.76 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories 0.60 1.20 2.10 -1.90 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 18511.00 19911.00 82446.00 18511.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 2420.90 2207.69 2420.90 14.67 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 100.10 99.70 108.80 80.10 points [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 30.70 19.40 58.50 -57.90 points [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 34.30 18.30 43.00 -78.20 points [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index 0.29 0.75 5.99 -17.74 [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 9.00 27.30 48.00 -72.20 points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 9.00 27.00 28.00 -45.00 points [+]
Chicago PMI 66.80 73.40 81.00 20.70 points [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 13.06 14.75 21.77 8.60 Million [+]
Car Production 1.81 1.73 9.92 0.01 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 324.55 364.50 1149.00 182.77 Thousand [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change -3.48 -6.42 21.56 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change 76.00 83.00 147.00 -359.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change 3475.00 -1858.00 11456.00 -13624.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Leading Economic Index 128.91 127.77 130.65 45.47 points [+]
Internet Speed 18747.58 17235.62 18747.58 3609.31 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 128949703.00 127873899.00 146874246.00 89399946.00 IP [+]
API Crude Oil Stock Change -6.11 -5.44 14.30 -12.40 BBL/1Million [+]
Crude Oil Rigs 411.00 401.00 1609.00 98.00 [+]
Refinery Crude Runs 960.00 85.00 2407.00 -3253.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Steel Production 7500.00 7100.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Corruption Index 67.00 69.00 78.00 67.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 25.00 23.00 25.00 14.00 [+]
Crude Oil Imports 519.00 -331.00 2702.00 -2746.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Competitiveness Index 83.67 85.64 85.64 5.42 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 2.00 1.00 7.00 1.00 [+]
API Crude Runs 0.75 -0.11 1.45 -2.23 BBL/1Million [+]
API Cushing Number -1.75 -1.35 6.80 -5.04 BBL/1Million [+]
API Distillate Stocks -2.72 -2.89 10.24 -9.05 BBL/1Million [+]
API Gasoline Stocks -0.43 -2.76 9.45 -9.93 BBL/1Million [+]
API Heating Oil -0.19 0.25 1.90 -1.62 BBL/1Million [+]
API Product Imports 0.41 -0.27 1.01 -0.72 BBL/1Million [+]
API Crude Imports 0.27 0.80 1.99 -1.47 BBL/1Million [+]
Distillate Fuel Production 298.00 -29.00 806.00 -953.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Distillate Stocks -2555.00 -1688.00 11205.00 -13011.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Cushing Crude Oil Stocks -1476.00 -1103.00 6417.00 -5587.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Ease of Doing Business 6.00 8.00 8.00 4.00 [+]
Mining Production 10.30 11.70 108.20 -28.80 percent [+]
Kansas Fed Manufacturing Index 10.00 22.00 41.00 -62.00 points [+]
Lmi Inventory Costs 85.90 88.80 89.40 59.50 points [+]
Lmi Logistics Managers Index Current 73.80 74.50 75.00 51.31 points [+]
Lmi Logistics Managers Index Future 73.60 71.70 73.60 57.50 points [+]
Lmi Transportation Prices 93.70 91.00 95.81 37.66 points [+]
Lmi Warehouse Prices 88.00 88.00 88.00 58.97 points [+]
Heating Oil Stocks 167.00 -340.00 94208.00 -92090.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Grain Stocks Corn 4.11 7.70 12.52 1.73 Billion Bushels [+]
Grain Stocks Soy 0.77 1.56 3.74 0.09 Billion Bushels [+]
Grain Stocks Wheat 0.84 1.31 2.53 0.72 Billion Bushels [+]
Gasoline Production 372.00 -851.00 1373.00 -1638.00 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.