The IT Industry Competitiveness Index compares 66 countries on the extent to which they are capable of supporting a strong IT production sector. The Index and analysis as well as this site were created by the Economist Intelligence Unit for BSA.

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Rank - / + Country A-Z Overall Index Score Business Environment IT
Infrastructure
Human
Capital
R&D Environment Legal Environment Support for
IT Industry Development
Rank Change Country A-Z Overall Index Score Business Environment IT Infrastructure Human Capital R&D Environment Legal Environment Support for IT Industry Development
8 -1 Flag of Australia Australia 67.5 92.3 82.4 60.4 32.7 92.5 82.1
1 / Flag of United States United States 80.5 95.3 76.5 74.1 74.3 92.0 87.2
6 +2 Flag of Denmark Denmark 67.9 95.1 87.2 47.9 42.0 90.5 79.0
15 +5 Flag of Germany Germany 64.1 88.3 70.5 46.0 52.6 90.5 65.1
10 -5 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 65.8 90.1 84.3 43.8 43.8 90.5 74.6
2 / Flag of Finland Finland 72.0 98.2 71.0 52.1 67.3 89.5 78.6
12 +2 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 65.4 88.3 89.9 40.7 41.3 88.5 75.0
5 +1 Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom 68.1 93.2 74.0 57.5 46.7 88.5 80.0
22 -4 Flag of Belgium Belgium 57.7 89.2 60.1 44.1 34.5 88.5 69.8
17 +5 Flag of Austria Austria 61.4 87.4 69.9 42.0 40.7 88.5 74.9
21 -4 Flag of France France 59.3 82.4 65.8 44.1 40.6 87.0 68.3
14 -4 Flag of Norway Norway 64.3 87.4 80.2 46.6 36.8 87.0 82.1
8 +3 Flag of Ireland Ireland 67.5 96.0 59.3 54.8 55.9 85.0 83.9
4 -1 Flag of Sweden Sweden 69.4 90.1 83.3 46.4 54.9 85.0 81.6
3 +6 Flag of Singapore Singapore 69.8 91.0 65.2 51.8 67.2 81.5 82.3
19 +2 Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong 60.8 97.3 79.7 46.4 23.0 81.0 80.4
23 +1 Flag of Italy Italy 50.7 74.7 50.0 47.0 25.4 80.0 63.2
18 +1 Flag of New Zealand New Zealand 61.3 93.4 67.1 56.0 29.2 80.0 80.7
7 -3 Flag of Canada Canada 67.6 88.3 76.9 53.4 47.6 79.5 85.4
16 -4 Flag of Japan Japan 63.4 82.9 69.9 50.7 56.9 79.0 58.9
19 -3 Flag of South Korea South Korea 60.8 79.7 62.4 58.7 46.4 78.5 61.0
26 +4 Flag of Portugal Portugal 47.1 85.6 47.8 43.3 11.3 76.5 65.9
24 +1 Flag of Spain Spain 50.4 84.4 44.6 47.1 24.4 76.5 66.1
13 +2 Flag of Taiwan Taiwan 64.4 86.5 54.1 53.7 69.9 74.5 61.4
25 +4 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia 48.8 67.8 41.2 45.9 29.1 73.0 66.7
10 +3 Flag of Israel Israel 65.8 81.3 64.4 47.2 71.3 73.0 68.1
29 -6 Flag of Estonia Estonia 45.0 88.3 45.9 44.0 4.3 73.0 65.7
32 -5 Flag of Chile Chile 43.2 94.1 32.3 42.1 1.4 72.5 75.4
27 -1 Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic 46.1 77.3 45.8 43.0 20.4 71.0 56.4
36 -4 Flag of Greece Greece 40.7 72.7 29.0 47.3 11.3 71.0 54.9
30 +5 Flag of Poland Poland 44.6 76.5 42.8 42.6 18.1 70.0 55.9
33 +1 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 42.1 77.1 36.4 37.5 19.1 69.5 52.6
45 -4 Flag of Argentina Argentina 36.2 53.9 28.7 38.3 16.8 67.5 43.3
41 -10 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania 38.7 73.7 34.7 43.5 2.3 67.5 55.5
28 / Flag of Hungary Hungary 45.4 79.1 39.0 44.6 23.1 67.5 55.2
44 +4 Flag of Mexico Mexico 37.0 72.5 19.5 33.1 16.3 65.5 57.4
47 -4 Flag of South Africa South Africa 35.0 57.5 17.5 32.1 18.4 64.5 55.2
49 +3 Flag of Colombia Colombia 33.7 68.5 17.8 25.8 15.1 62.0 54.3
34 -1 Flag of Latvia Latvia 41.6 78.6 28.1 45.4 20.1 62.0 52.5
41 +5 Flag of Turkey Turkey 38.7 75.9 20.8 38.9 19.4 62.0 54.2
40 -3 Flag of Croatia Croatia 39.0 60.8 36.6 36.4 18.2 59.5 52.0
31 +11 Flag of Malaysia Malaysia 44.1 69.6 27.4 29.9 43.9 59.5 58.2
38 +1 Flag of China China 39.8 54.5 18.1 60.4 25.6 59.5 42.2
39 +1 Flag of Brazil Brazil 39.5 73.6 25.9 33.1 21.2 58.0 61.3
37 -1 Flag of Romania Romania 40.4 70.4 31.0 32.9 31.8 56.0 46.7
43 +4 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria 38.1 64.2 33.2 36.8 21.7 56.0 44.0
48 -3 Flag of Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 34.1 70.0 29.1 32.9 5.6 55.0 51.9
56 +2 Flag of Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 25.0 64.5 8.6 20.9 0.1 53.5 48.0
34 +10 Flag of India India 41.6 61.8 5.8 52.8 42.9 53.5 51.0
59 +1 Flag of Ecuador Ecuador 23.1 49.9 12.9 22.8 0.3 53.0 37.0
55 / Flag of Peru Peru 25.5 61.5 13.2 21.9 0.2 52.0 47.0
51 -1 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 28.9 40.3 22.2 37.0 10.8 51.5 34.5
52 -1 Flag of Philippines Philippines 28.4 67.8 9.6 34.9 0.0 50.5 51.0
46 -8 Flag of Russia Russia 35.2 48.4 32.0 52.4 15.4 50.0 31.1
64 -3 Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 20.3 40.3 9.9 16.8 1.0 50.0 38.0
53 +3 Flag of Vietnam Vietnam 27.1 60.8 23.5 23.5 0.2 50.0 43.5
57 +2 Flag of Indonesia Indonesia 24.8 52.7 7.2 30.1 0.1 48.0 48.0
50 -1 Flag of Thailand Thailand 30.5 78.8 16.1 34.0 0.3 43.5 54.2
54 -1 Flag of Egypt Egypt 26.3 66.5 10.9 29.9 0.6 42.0 47.9
60 -6 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 22.8 47.3 16.6 23.4 0.7 42.0 38.0
61 +2 Flag of Pakistan Pakistan 22.3 58.4 2.9 22.8 0.4 41.5 47.5
63 -1 Flag of Bangladesh Bangladesh 20.6 47.1 0.9 20.1 0.0 40.0 51.0
58 -1 Flag of Venezuela Venezuela 24.5 46.6 18.0 36.8 0.5 37.0 33.9
62 +3 Flag of Nigeria Nigeria 21.4 42.1 4.4 23.3 3.3 36.5 48.1
65 -1 Flag of Algeria Algeria 19.5 49.0 8.6 20.2 0.2 35.0 34.9
66 / Flag of Iran Iran 18.8 32.9 12.4 23.0 7.6 34.0 20.9

About the Index

First published in 2007, the IT Industry Competitiveness Index consists of 26 indicators grouped into six categories. View the Country Table for all countries' overall and category scores in 2011. Scroll over the Interactive Map for detail on individual countries' performance in each category and indicator.

A full explanation of the Index methodology, along with a list of indicator definitions and data sources, can be found on the Methodology page.

Indicator categories and their weights

  • Overall business environment 10%
  • IT infrastructure 20%
  • Human capital 20%
  • Legal environment 10%
  • R&D environment 25%
  • Support for IT industry development 15%

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Country Summaries and Downloads:

Brief summaries of selected countries' performance in the IT Industry Competitiveness Index can be accessed from the menu below.

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