The United States is the 1 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 the United States averaged 2.83 from 2007 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 7 in 2013 and a record low of 1 in 2008.

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United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 51.20 51.70 77.50 29.40 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 50.40 50.60 57.90 50.40 [+]
Services PMI 53.00 51.50 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 53.70 55.10 62.00 37.80 [+]
Composite Pmi 52.60 51.50 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 0.50 1.10 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.20 0.20 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production -0.50 0.30 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 77.50 77.80 89.39 66.69 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders 2.00 -2.30 23.20 -18.40 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense 3.10 -1.20 25.50 -19.20 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 1.20 0.50 6.30 -10.20 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.10 0.00 4.60 -7.00 percent [+]
New Orders 493817.00 493569.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders 0.60 -1.30 10.40 -9.70 percent [+]
Business Inventories 0.00 0.30 1.30 -2.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 71.73 116.00 173.21 -245.13 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories 0.00 0.40 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 22483.00 22157.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 2012.30 2076.20 2076.82 14.70 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 104.70 103.30 108.80 80.10 Index Points [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 4.80 4.30 39.00 -34.40 Index Points [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 16.80 21.80 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index -12.00 2.00 27.00 -44.00 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 43.50 50.00 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index -0.02 -0.03 2.79 -5.28 [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index -6.30 -12.10 47.60 -59.90 Index Points [+]
Chicago Pmi 44.40 49.70 78.60 21.20 Index Points [+]
Car Production 2.67 2.62 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 465.92 432.61 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 17.30 17.30 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change -2.73 1.58 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change 49.00 55.00 147.00 -359.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change 312.00 -1412.00 11456.00 -8428.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Leading Economic Index 128.29 127.88 128.29 46.91 Index 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 -3.45 3.68 14.30 -12.40 BBL/1Million [+]
Crude Oil Rigs 770.00 764.00 1609.00 98.00 [+]
Corruption Index 71.00 75.00 78.00 71.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 22.00 16.00 24.00 14.00 [+]
Competitiveness Index 85.64 84.84 85.64 5.42 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 1.00 1.00 7.00 1.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 8.00 6.00 8.00 4.00 [+]
Steel Production 7276.00 7653.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Kansas Fed Manufacturing Index -6.00 -3.00 37.00 -32.00 Index Points [+]
Mining Production 5.50 8.40 108.20 -28.80 percent [+]


United States 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 - United States Competitiveness Rank - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United States Competitiveness Rank - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.00 1.00 7.00 1.00 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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