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


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.