2010 World Competitiveness Yearbook



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In the WCY 2010, Australia moved to 5th place of the 58 nations included in the study, after ranking 7th for the previous two years.

The rise points to the relative strength of the domestic economy and its resilience to economic cycles.

Strong Asian demand for commodities underpinned the rise. However, it underscores the critical need to maintain high levels of investment in the resources and infrastructure sectors.

CEDA trustees can download the following extracts free-of-charge (the printed Yearbook retails for AU$840):

2010 of scoreboard pdf (country rankings)

Figure 1. Australia's Competitiveness Landscape

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Source: IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2010: Australia Country Profile, page 66

2010 rankings

For the first time in decades, Singapore (1) and Hong Kong (2) pushed the US to third place. However, the three countries are so close they should be called the leading "trio".

1. Singapore (3)

2. Hong Kong (2)

3. USA (1)

4. Switzerland (4)

5. Australia (7)

6. Sweden (6)

7. Canada (8)

8. Taiwan (23)

9. Norway (11)

10. Malaysia (18)

11. Luxembourg (12)

12. Netherlands (10)

13. Denmark (5)

14. Austria (16)

15. Qatar (14)

16. Germany (13)

17. Israel (24)

18. China Mainland (20)

19. Finland (9)

20. New Zealand (15)

21. Ireland (19)

22. United Kingdom (21)

23. Korea (27)

24. France (28)

25. Belgium (22)

26. Thailand (26)

27. Japan (17)

28. Chile (25)

29. Czech Republic (29)

30. Iceland

31. India (30)

32. Poland (44)

33. Kazakhstan (36)

34. Estonia (35)

35. Indonesia (42)

36. Spain (39)

37. Portugal (34)

38. Brazil (40)

39. Philippines (43)

40. Italy (50)

41. Peru (37)

42. Hungary (45)

43. Lithuania (31)

44. South Africa (48)

45. Colombia (51)

46. Greece (52)

47. Mexico (46)

48. Turkey (47)

49. Slovak Republic (33)

50. Jordan (41)

51. Russia (49)

52. Slovenia (32)

53. Bulgaria (38)

54. Romania (54)

55. Argentina (55)

56. Croatia (53)

57. Ukraine (56)

58. Venezuela (57)

 

 

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