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THE WORLD COMPETITIVENESS

SCOREBOARD 2008
100.000 (1) USA 1

99.330 (2) SINGAPORE 2

94.964 (3) HONG KONG 3

89.656 (6) SWITZERLAND 4

84.405 (4) LUXEMBOURG 5

83.852 (5) DENMARK 6

83.500 (12) AUSTRALIA 7

82.852 (10) CANADA 8

82.464 (9) SWEDEN 9

80.476 (8) NETHERLANDS 10

79.516 (13) NORWAY 11

77.638 (14) IRELAND 12

77.359 (18) TAIWAN 13

75.028 (11) AUSTRIA 14

75.025 (17) FINLAND 15

74.735 (16) GERMANY 16

73.758 (15) CHINA MAINLAND 17

73.374 (19) NEW ZEALAND 18

73.199 (23) MALAYSIA 19

72.408 (21) ISRAEL 20

71.904 (20) UNITED KINGDOM 21

70.028 (24) JAPAN 22

69.648 (22) ESTONIA 23

68.746 (25) BELGIUM 24

66.012 (28) FRANCE 25

64.173 (26) CHILE 26

63.096 (33) THAILAND 27

62.247 (32) CZECH REPUBLIC 28

60.625 (27) INDIA 29

59.365 (34) SLOVAK REPUBLIC 30

58.884 (29) KOREA 31

57.904 (40) SLOVENIA 32

57.515 (30) SPAIN 33

56.725 (37) JORDAN 34

56.284 PERU 35

56.234 (31) LITHUANIA 36

54.657 (39) PORTUGAL 37

52.932 (35) HUNGARY 38

51.392 (41) BULGARIA 39

50.478 (45) PHILIPPINES 40

50.396 (38) COLOMBIA 41

48.761 (36) GREECE 42

48.576 (49) BRAZIL 43
The World Competitiveness Scoreboard presents
47.986 (52) POLAND 44
the 2008 overall rankings for the 55 economies
47.549 (44) ROMANIA 45
covered by the WCY. The economies are ranked
46.921 (42) ITALY 46
from the most to the least competitive and the
45.736 (43) RUSSIA 47
results from the previous year’s scoreboard (2007)
45.535 (48) TURKEY 48
are shown in brackets. The Scores shown to the
45.203 (53) CROATIA 49
left are actually indices (0 to 100) generated for
43.825 (47) MEXICO 50
the unique purpose of constructing charts and
41.520 (54) INDONESIA 51
graphics.
40.205 (51) ARGENTINA 52

39.054 (50) SOUTH AFRICA 53

38.170 (46) UKRAINE 54

31.143 (55) VENEZUELA 55

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