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Growth competitiveness index rankings 2005

September 28, 2005

GCI

GCI

GCI

Country

2005 Rank

2005 Score

2004 Rank

Changes 2004-2005

Changes 2004-2005

Finland

1

5.94

1

Flat

0

United States

2

5.81

2

Flat

0

Sweden

3

5.65

3

Flat

0

Denmark

4

5.65

5

Up

1

Taiwan

5

5.58

4

Down

-1

Singapore

6

5.48

7

Up

1

Iceland

7

5.48

10

Up

3

Switzerland

8

5.46

8

Flat

0

Norway

9

5.4

6

Down

-3

Australia

10

5.21

14

Up

4

Netherlands

11

5.21

12

Up

1

Japan

12

5.18

9

Down

-3

United Kingdom

13

5.11

11

Down

-2

Canada

14

5.1

15

Up

1

Germany

15

5.1

13

Down

-2

New Zealand

16

5.09

18

Up

2

Korea, Rep.

17

5.07

29

Up

12

United Arab Emirates

18

4.99

16

Down

-2

Qatar

19

4.97

n/a

n/a

Estonia

20

4.95

20

Flat

0

Austria

21

4.95

17

Down

-4

Portugal

22

4.91

24

Up

2

Chile

23

4.91

22

Down

-1

Malaysia

24

4.9

31

Up

7

Luxembourg

25

4.9

26

Up

1

Ireland

26

4.86

30

Up

4

Israel

27

4.84

19

Down

-8

Hong Kong SAR

28

4.83

21

Down

-7

Spain

29

4.8

23

Down

-6

France

30

4.78

27

Down

-3

Belgium

31

4.63

25

Down

-6

Slovenia

32

4.59

33

Up

1

Kuwait

33

4.58

n/a

n/a

Cyprus

34

4.54

38

Up

4

Malta

35

4.54

32

Down

-3

Thailand

36

4.5

34

Down

-2

Bahrain

37

4.48

28

Down

-9

Czech Republic

38

4.42

40

Up

2

Hungary

39

4.38

39

Flat

0

Tunisia

40

4.32

42

Up

2

Slovak Republic

41

4.31

43

Up

2

South Africa

42

4.31

41

Down

-1

Lithuania

43

4.3

36

Down

-7

Latvia

44

4.29

44

Flat

0

Jordan

45

4.28

35

Down

-10

Greece

46

4.26

37

Down

-9

Italy

47

4.21

47

Flat

0

Botswana

48

4.21

45

Down

-3

China

49

4.07

46

Down

-3

India

50

4.04

55

Up

5

Poland

51

4

60

Up

9

Mauritius

52

4

49

Down

-3

Egypt

53

3.96

62

Up

9

Uruguay

54

3.93

54

Flat

0

Mexico

55

3.92

48

Down

-7

El Salvador

56

3.86

53

Down

-3

Colombia

57

3.84

64

Up

7

Bulgaria

58

3.83

59

Up

1

Ghana

59

3.82

68

Up

9

Trinidad and Tobago

60

3.81

51

Down

-9

Kazakhstan

61

3.77

n/a

n/a

Croatia

62

3.74

61

Down

-1

Namibia

63

3.72

52

Down

-11

Costa Rica

64

3.72

50

Down

-14

Brazil

65

3.69

57

Down

-8

Turkey

66

3.68

66

Flat

0

Romania

67

3.67

63

Down

-4

Peru

68

3.66

67

Down

-1

Azerbaijan

69

3.64

n/a

n/a

Jamaica

70

3.64

65

Down

-5

Tanzania

71

3.57

82

Up

11

Argentina

72

3.56

74

Up

2

Panama

73

3.55

58

Down

-15

Indonesia

74

3.53

69

Down

-5

Russian Federation

75

3.53

70

Down

-5

Morocco

76

3.49

56

Down

-20

Philippines

77

3.47

76

Down

-1

Algeria

78

3.46

71

Down

-7

Armenia

79

3.44

n/a

n/a

Serbia and Montenegro

80

3.38

89

Up

9

Vietnam

81

3.37

77

Down

-4

Moldova

82

3.37

n/a

n/a

Pakistan

83

3.33

91

Up

8

Ukraine

84

3.3

86

Up

2

Macedonia, FYR

85

3.26

84

Down

-1

Georgia

86

3.25

94

Up

8

Uganda

87

3.24

79

Down

-8

Nigeria

88

3.23

93

Up

5

Venezuela

89

3.22

85

Down

-4

Mali

90

3.22

88

Down

-2

Mozambique

91

3.19

92

Up

1

Kenya

92

3.19

78

Down

-14

Honduras

93

3.18

97

Up

4

Gambia

94

3.18

75

Down

-19

Bosnia and Herzegovina

95

3.17

81

Down

-14

Mongolia

96

3.16

n/a

n/a

Guatemala

97

3.12

80

Down

-17

Sri Lanka

98

3.1

73

Down

-25

Nicaragua

99

3.08

95

Down

-4

Albania

100

3.07

n/a

n/a

Bolivia

101

3.06

98

Down

-3

Dominican Republic

102

3.05

72

Down

-30

Ecuador

103

3.01

90

Down

-13

Tajikistan

104

3.01

n/a

n/a

Malawi

105

3

87

Down

-18

Ethiopia

106

3

101

Down

-5

Madagascar

107

2.95

96

Down

-11

East Timor

108

2.93

n/a

n/a

Zimbabwe

109

2.89

99

Down

-10

Bangladesh

110

2.86

102

Down

-8

Cameroon

111

2.84

n/a

n/a

Cambodia

112

2.82

n/a

n/a

Paraguay

113

2.8

100

Down

-13

Benin

114

2.74

n/a

n/a

Guyana

115

2.73

n/a

n/a

Kyrgyz Republic

116

2.62

n/a

n/a

Chad

117

2.37

104

Down

-13


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