The United States scored 83.67 points out of 100 on the 2018 Global Competitiveness Report published by the World Economic Forum.

Competitiveness Index in the United States averaged 23.84 Points from 2007 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 85.64 Points in 2018 and a record low of 5.42 Points in 2012. This page provides the latest reported value for - United States Competitiveness Index - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United States Competitiveness Index - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on June of 2020. source: World Economic Forum

Competitiveness Index in the United States is expected to reach 5.90 Points by the end of 2020, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the United States Competitiveness Index is projected to trend around 88.14 Points in 2021 and 88.64 Points in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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United States Competitiveness Index

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
83.67 85.64 85.64 5.42 2007 - 2019 Points Yearly

United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 43.10 41.50 77.50 29.40 points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 39.80 36.10 57.90 36.10 points [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 45.40 41.80 62.00 37.80 points [+]
Services PMI 37.50 26.70 61.00 26.70 points [+]
Composite Pmi 37.00 27.00 61.00 27.00 points [+]
Industrial Production -15.00 -4.90 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -11.20 -4.50 16.60 -11.20 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production -18.00 -5.80 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 64.89 73.19 89.39 64.89 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders -17.20 -16.60 23.20 -18.40 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense -16.20 -17.40 25.50 -19.20 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation -7.40 -1.70 6.30 -10.20 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation -8.50 -4.00 4.60 -8.50 percent [+]
New Orders 384306.00 445827.00 549482.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders -13.00 -11.00 10.30 -13.00 percent [+]
Business Inventories -0.20 -0.50 1.40 -2.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories -67.15 13.07 173.21 -245.13 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories 0.40 -1.00 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 23114.00 22780.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 1636.82 1908.23 1908.23 14.67 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 90.90 96.40 108.80 80.10 points [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index -48.50 -78.20 39.00 -78.20 points [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index -43.10 -56.60 58.50 -57.90 points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index -27.00 -53.00 27.00 -53.00 points [+]
Ism New York Index 19.50 4.30 88.80 4.30 percent [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index -49.20 -74.00 47.80 -74.00 points [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index -16.74 -4.97 2.07 -16.74 [+]
Chicago Pmi 32.30 35.40 78.60 21.20 points [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 12.20 8.60 21.77 8.60 Million [+]
Car Production 0.01 1.70 9.92 0.01 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 254.05 351.45 1149.00 254.05 Thousand [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change -2.08 7.93 19.25 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change 102.00 109.00 147.00 -359.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change 2796.00 -724.00 11456.00 -8428.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Leading Economic Index 111.96 129.73 130.66 45.48 points [+]
Internet Speed 18747.58 17235.62 18747.58 3609.31 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 128949703.00 127873899.00 146874246.00 89399946.00 IP [+]
Crude Oil Rigs 206.00 222.00 1609.00 98.00 [+]
API Crude Oil Stock Change -0.50 8.70 14.30 -12.40 BBL/1Million [+]
Competitiveness Index 83.67 85.64 85.64 5.42 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 2.00 1.00 7.00 1.00 [+]
Cushing Crude Oil Stocks -1739.00 -3395.00 6417.00 -5587.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Distillate Fuel Production -66.00 -24.00 570.00 -699.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Distillate Stocks 9935.00 5494.00 11205.00 -13011.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Ease of Doing Business 6.00 8.00 8.00 4.00 [+]
Corruption Index 69.00 71.00 78.00 69.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 23.00 22.00 24.00 14.00 [+]
Crude Oil Imports -639.00 2066.00 2201.00 -2518.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Gasoline Production 608.00 5.00 1082.00 -1638.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Refinery Crude Runs 316.00 88.00 1572.00 -3253.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Steel Production 4968.00 7222.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Kansas Fed Manufacturing Index -25.00 -62.00 35.00 -62.00 points [+]
Mining Production -7.50 1.10 108.20 -28.80 percent [+]
Heating Oil Stocks 923.00 107.00 94208.00 -92090.00 Thousand Barrels [+]


United States Competitiveness Index
The most recent 2018 edition of Global Competitiveness Report assesses 140 economies. The report is made up of 98 variables, from a combination of data from international organizations as well as from the World Economic Forum’s Executive Opinion Survey. The variables are 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. The GCI varies between 1 and 100, higher average score means higher degree of competitiveness. With the 2018 edition, the World Economic Forum introduced a new methodology, aiming to integrate the notion of the 4th Industrial Revolution into the definition of competitiveness. It emphasizes 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.