World Competitiveness Yearbook



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Take part in the annual survey, an international ranking of more than 60 countries and their ability to sustain competitive businesses.

CEDA's partnership with the IMD World Competitiveness Centre

The World Competitiveness Yearbook is produced by the IMD World Competitiveness Centre, one of the world's top business schools, with the help of international partners.

CEDA coordinates Australia's contribution to the World Competitiveness Yearbook, with CEDA's 700 member organisations contributing to the survey.

The yearbook provides international rankings on 63 countries and their ability to sustain competitive businesses. Its rankings and detailed country-by-country data are used by businesses and governments around the world to attract business investment.

World Competitive Yearbook 2019

Australia has climbed one place in a global ranking on the competitiveness of 63 nations released today, with our overall performance remaining largely the same for the last five years.

In releasing the Australian results of the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook, CEDA CEO Melinda Cilento said boosting Australia’s global competitiveness should be a central focus for governments, with the Federal election now clearing the way to step up our efforts in areas like tax and energy.

Overall Singapore moved to the top ranking from third in 2018, overtaking Hong Kong (2) and the US (3), which lost the top spot. The top five was rounded out by Switzerland and for the first time, the UAE.

Read more on the 2019 WCY results.

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