Ireland is the 23 most competitive nation in the world out of 140 countries ranked in the 2018 edition of the Global Competitiveness Report published by the World Economic Forum. Competitiveness Rank in Ireland averaged 24.92 from 2007 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 29 in 2011 and a record low of 22 in 2008.

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Ireland Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 1.00 21.00 50.00 -24.00 percent [+]
Manufacturing PMI 53.90 54.00 59.10 48.00 [+]
Services PMI 55.30 55.90 64.00 48.30 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 0.80 -8.80 60.00 -19.30 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.10 15.40 33.50 -24.00 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 0.20 -9.40 85.90 -20.20 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories -48.00 -246.00 3963.00 -944.00 EUR Million [+]
Car Registrations 14404.00 14178.00 32961.00 474.00 [+]
Internet Speed 15614.31 15285.23 16960.56 2269.39 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 1663376.00 1600356.00 1719799.00 775588.00 IP [+]
Competitiveness Index 75.68 75.96 75.96 4.74 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 23.00 23.00 29.00 22.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 23.00 17.00 23.00 7.00 [+]
Electricity Production 2617.00 2512.00 2820.00 1747.00 Gigawatt-hour [+]
Corruption Index 73.00 74.00 85.70 69.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 18.00 19.00 25.00 11.00 [+]


Ireland Competitiveness Rank

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. This page provides the latest reported value for - Ireland Competitiveness Rank - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Ireland Competitiveness Rank - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on April of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
23.00 23.00 29.00 22.00 2007 - 2018 Yearly




Country Last Previous
United States 1.00 Dec/18
Singapore 2.00 Dec/18
Germany 3.00 Dec/18
Switzerland 4.00 Dec/18
Japan 5.00 Dec/18
Netherlands 6.00 Dec/18
United Kingdom 8.00 Dec/18
Canada 12.00 Dec/18
Australia 14.00 Dec/18
South Korea 15.00 Dec/18
France 17.00 Dec/18
Spain 26.00 Dec/18
China 28.00 Dec/18
Italy 31.00 Dec/18
Saudi Arabia 39.00 Dec/18
Russia 43.00 Dec/18
Indonesia 45.00 Dec/18
Mexico 46.00 Dec/18
India 58.00 Dec/18
Turkey 61.00 Dec/18
South Africa 67.00 Dec/18
Brazil 72.00 Dec/18
Argentina 81.00 Dec/18


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