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The Global Competitiveness Report 2018
The changing nature of economic competitiveness in a world that is becoming increasingly transformed by new, digital technologies is creating a new set of challenges for governments and businesses, which collectively run the risk of having a negative impact on future growth and productivity. This is the key finding of the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report, which was published on October 16, 2018.
Under the new framework for competitiveness, the U.S. economy is the closest to the “competitiveness frontier”, followed by Singapore, Germany, Switzerland and Japan.
Rank and score differences with 2017 index, calculated using the GCI 4.0 methodology.
The Global Competitiveness Report (Top 10 Rankings 2012-2018)
Rank 2018
2016-2017
2015-2016
2014-2015
2013-2014
2012-2013
1 United States
3
3
3
5
7
2 Singapore
2
2
2
2
2
3 Germany
5
4
5
4
6
4 Switzerland
1
1
1
1
1
5 Japan
8
6
6
9
10
6 Netherlands
4
5
8
8
5
7 Hong Kong SAR
9
7
7
7
9
8 United Kingdom
7
10
9
10
8
9 Sweden
6
9
10
6
4
10 Denmark
12
12
Further information
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  • WEF Competitiveness Report - Full Report
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  • WEF Competitiveness Report - Press release