World Competitiveness Yearbook


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 61 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.

Take part in the 2018 World Competitiveness Survey. 

World Competitive Yearbook 2017

The 2017 World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY) shows Australia has dropped out of the top 20 most competitive nations, falling to 21 according to the latest results. However, it has fared better in a special digital competitiveness ranking coming in at 15.

In releasing the Australian results of the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook which ranks and assesses 63 countries, CEDA Research and Policy Committee Chairman Professor Rod Maddock said the last time Australia was this low in the rankings was in 1996 when it also ranked 21.

Read more on the 2017 WCY results.

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