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WEF's Global Competitiveness Report: Full rankings

South Africa moves up 4 places to 50, just behind Panama

The Global Competitiveness Index 2011-2012 rankings

 

GCI 2011-2012

GCI 2010-2011

 

Country/Economy

Rank

Score

Rank

Change

Switzerland

1

5.74

1

0

Singapore

2

5.63

3

1

Sweden

3

5.61

2

-1

Finland

4

5.47

7

3

United States

5

5.43

4

-1

Germany

6

5.41

5

-1

Netherlands

7

5.41

8

1

Denmark

8

5.40

9

1

Japan

9

5.40

6

-3

United Kingdom

10

5.39

12

2

Hong Kong SAR

11

5.36

11

0

Canada

12

5.33

10

-2

Taiwan, China

13

5.26

13

0

Qatar

14

5.24

17

3

Belgium

15

5.20

19

4

Norway

16

5.18

14

-2

Saudi Arabia

17

5.17

21

4

France

18

5.14

15

-3

Austria

19

5.14

18

-1

Australia

20

5.11

16

-4

Malaysia

21

5.08

26

5

Israel

22

5.07

24

2

Luxembourg

23

5.03

20

-3

Korea, Rep.

24

5.02

22

-2

New Zealand

25

4.93

23

-2

China

26

4.90

27

1

United Arab Emirates

27

4.89

25

-2

Brunei Darussalam

28

4.78

28

0

Ireland

29

4.77

29

0

Iceland

30

4.75

31

1

Chile

31

4.70

30

-1

Oman

32

4.64

34

2

Estonia

33

4.62

33

0

Kuwait

34

4.62

35

1

Puerto Rico

35

4.58

41

6

Spain

36

4.54

42

6

Bahrain

37

4.54

37

0

Czech Republic

38

4.52

36

-2

Thailand

39

4.52

38

-1

Tunisia

40

4.47

32

-8

Poland

41

4.46

39

-2

Barbados

42

4.44

43

1

Italy

43

4.43

48

5

Lithuania

44

4.41

47

3

Portugal

45

4.40

46

1

Indonesia

46

4.38

44

-2

Cyprus

47

4.36

40

-7

Hungary

48

4.36

52

4

Panama

49

4.35

53

4

South Africa

50

4.34

54

4

Malta

51

4.33

50

-1

Sri Lanka

52

4.33

62

10

Brazil

53

4.32

58

5

Mauritius

54

4.31

55

1

Azerbaijan

55

4.31

57

2

India

56

4.30

51

-5

Slovenia

57

4.30

45

-12

Mexico

58

4.29

66

8

Turkey

59

4.28

61

2

Montenegro

60

4.27

49

-11

Costa Rica

61

4.27

56

-5

Iran, Islamic Rep.

62

4.26

69

7

Uruguay

63

4.25

64

1

Latvia

64

4.24

70

6

Vietnam

65

4.24

59

-6

Russian Federation

66

4.21

63

-3

Peru

67

4.21

73

6

Colombia

68

4.20

68

0

Slovak Republic

69

4.19

60

-9

Rwanda

70

4.19

80

10

Jordan

71

4.19

65

-6

Kazakhstan

72

4.18

72

0

Morocco

73

4.16

75

2

Bulgaria

74

4.16

71

-3

Philippines

75

4.08

85

10

Croatia

76

4.08

77

1

Romania

77

4.08

67

-10

Albania

78

4.06

88

10

Macedonia, FYR

79

4.05

79

0

Botswana

80

4.05

76

-4

Trinidad and Tobago

81

4.00

84

3

Ukraine

82

4.00

89

7

Namibia

83

4.00

74

-9

Guatemala

84

4.00

78

-6

Argentina

85

3.99

87

2

Honduras

86

3.98

91

5

Algeria

87

3.96

86

-1

Georgia

88

3.95

93

5

Lebanon

89

3.95

92

3

Greece

90

3.92

83

-7

El Salvador

91

3.89

82

-9

Armenia

92

3.89

98

6

Moldova

93

3.89

94

1

Egypt

94

3.88

81

-13

Serbia

95

3.88

96

1

Mongolia

96

3.86

99

3

Cambodia

97

3.85

109

12

Syria

98

3.85

97

-1

Gambia, The

99

3.84

90

-9

Bosnia and Herzegovina

100

3.83

102

2

Ecuador

101

3.82

105

4

Kenya

102

3.82

106

4

Bolivia

103

3.82

108

5

Benin

104

3.78

103

-1

Tajikistan

105

3.77

116

11

Ethiopia

106

3.76

119

13

Jamaica

107

3.76

95

-12

Bangladesh

108

3.73

107

-1

Guyana

109

3.73

110

1

Dominican Republic

110

3.73

101

-9

Senegal

111

3.70

104

-7

Suriname

112

3.67

n/a

n/a

Zambia

113

3.67

115

2

Ghana

114

3.65

114

0

Nicaragua

115

3.61

112

-3

Cameroon

116

3.61

111

-5

Malawi

117

3.58

125

8

Pakistan

118

3.58

123

5

Cape Verde

119

3.58

117

-2

Tanzania

120

3.56

113

-7

Uganda

121

3.56

118

-3

Paraguay

122

3.53

120

-2

Belize

123

3.52

n/a

n/a

Venezuela

124

3.51

122

-2

Nepal

125

3.47

130

5

Kyrgyz Republic

126

3.45

121

-5

Nigeria

127

3.45

127

0

Mali

128

3.39

132

4

Côte d'Ivoire

129

3.37

129

0

Madagascar

130

3.36

124

-6

Timor-Leste

131

3.35

133

2

Zimbabwe

132

3.33

136

4

Mozambique

133

3.31

131

-2

Swaziland

134

3.30

126

-8

Lesotho

135

3.26

128

-7

Burkina Faso

136

3.25

134

-2

Mauritania

137

3.20

135

-2

Yemen

138

3.06

n/a

n/a

Angola

139

2.96

138

-1

Burundi

140

2.95

137

-3

Haiti

141

2.90

n/a

n/a

Chad

142

2.87

139

-3

Issued by the World Economic Forum, September 7 2011

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