Saudi Arabia is the 39 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 Saudi Arabia averaged 26.82 from 2008 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 41 in 2017 and a record low of 17 in 2012.

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Saudi Arabia Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 3.00 -12.00 63.00 -12.00 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 55.20 53.80 61.80 51.40 [+]
Industrial Production 5.84 3.44 25.87 -24.93 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 17508.00 121176.00 121176.00 -51524.00 SAR Million [+]
Internet Speed 6705.52 6321.15 6705.52 1242.08 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 3510242.00 3551866.00 4339235.00 177395.00 IP [+]
Industrial Production Mom 4.17 0.59 4.17 -3.10 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 16.44 8.09 21.50 -2.65 percent [+]
Mining Production 1.95 2.01 6.02 -6.75 percent [+]
Competitiveness Index 67.50 65.91 67.50 4.54 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 39.00 41.00 41.00 17.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 92.00 92.00 96.00 10.00 [+]
Corruption Index 49.00 46.00 52.00 33.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 57.00 62.00 80.00 46.00 [+]
Steel Production 485.00 470.00 558.00 7.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]


Saudi Arabia 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 - Saudi Arabia Competitiveness Rank - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Saudi Arabia Competitiveness Rank - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
39.00 41.00 41.00 17.00 2008 - 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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