France is the 15 most competitive nation in the world out of 140 countries ranked in the 2018 edition of the Global Competitiveness Report published by the World Economic Forum.

Competitiveness Rank in France averaged 18.23 from 2007 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 23 in 2014 and a record low of 15 in 2007. This page provides the latest reported value for - France Competitiveness Rank - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. source: World Economic Forum

Competitiveness Rank in France is expected to be 17.00 by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the France Competitiveness Rank is projected to trend around 17.00 in 2020, according to our econometric models.


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France Competitiveness Rank

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
15.00 17.00 23.00 15.00 2007 - 2019 Yearly

France Competitiveness Rank
The most recent 2018 edition of Global Competitiveness Report assesses 140 economies. In 2018, the World Economic Forum introduced a new methodology emphasizing the role of human capital, innovation, resilience and agility, as not only drivers but also defining features of economic success in the 4th Industrial Revolution. As a result, the GCI scale changed to 1 to 100 from 1 to 7, with higher average score meaning higher degree of competitiveness. The report is made up of 98 variables organized into twelve pillars with the most important including: institutions; infrastructure; ICT adoption; macroeconomic stability; health; skills; product market; labour market; financial system; market size; business dynamism; and innovation capability.

France Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 100.00 98.00 124.00 66.00 points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 51.00 50.40 58.80 42.70 points [+]
Services PMI 51.70 52.40 62.90 40.20 points [+]
Composite Pmi 51.50 52.00 60.30 41.90 points [+]
Industrial Production 1.30 -0.10 12.10 -19.50 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.30 0.50 4.00 -5.00 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 1.20 0.20 68.90 -27.10 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 83.20 83.20 90.30 71.40 percent [+]
New Orders -15.80 -17.90 25.90 -65.20 points [+]
Bankruptcies 257.00 280.00 811.00 183.00 Companies [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index 10.60 -3.70 79.80 -63.90 [+]
Car Registrations 187399.00 178930.00 248642.00 99444.00 [+]
Internet Speed 10756.57 10015.55 10756.57 3070.86 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 29887339.00 27078127.00 29887339.00 14688459.00 IP [+]
Mining Production 6.50 -0.10 24.50 -27.50 percent [+]
Steel Production 1104.81 1169.75 2466.00 643.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Changes In Inventories 2537.00 2459.00 8684.00 -5730.00 EUR Million [+]
Competitiveness Index 78.81 78.01 78.81 5.05 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 15.00 17.00 23.00 15.00 [+]
Car Production 2269600.00 2227000.00 3701870.00 1740220.00 Units [+]
Ease of Doing Business 32.00 32.00 38.00 26.00 [+]
Electricity Production 48632.00 43365.00 61424.00 31896.00 Gigawatt-hour [+]
Corruption Index 69.00 72.00 75.00 63.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 23.00 21.00 26.00 18.00 [+]