Global Enabling Trade Report 2012



WEF

World Economic Forum (WEF) which is based in Geneva, Switzerland recently published “The Global Enabling Trade Report 2012”. The report contained Enabling Trade Index 2012 which ranked 132 economies worldwide.

The rank measures the extent to which individual economies have developed institutions, policies and services facilitating the free flow of goods over borders and to destinations.

The ranking is based on four enablers of trade namely business environment, market access, border administration and transport and communications infrastructure.

The index was publish  biennially. In 2012, Malaysia at number 24th, up 6 position from 30th in 2010. According to the report, Malaysia’s improved ranking reflects the impact of the measures undertaken by the government over the last two years to improve the competitiveness of the Malaysian economy.

The table below is the top 25 of the ranking.

Country Rank 2012 Score (2012) Rank 2010
Singapore 1 6.14 1
Hong Kong 2 5.67 2
Denmark 3 5.41 3
Sweden 4 5.39 4
New Zealand 5 5.34 6
Finland 6 5.34 12
Netherlands 7 5.32 10
Switzerland 8 5.29 5
Canada 9 5.22 8
Luxembourg 10 5.20 9
United Kingdom 11 5.18 17
Norway 12 5.17 7
Germany 13 5.13 13
Chile 14 5.12 18
Austria 15 5.12 14
Iceland 16 5.08 11
Australia 17 5.08 15
Japan 18 5.08 25
United Arab Emirates 19 5.07 16
France 20 5.03 20
Belgium 21 4.96 24
Ireland 22 4.96 21
United States 23 4.90 19
Malaysia 24 4.90 30
Oman 25 4.86 29


Full report can be found at WEF webpage.


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