Glance: Most and least competitive economies

A look at the world's most and least competitive economies as ranked by World Economic Forum

Associated Press

Switzerland is the world's most competitive economy, according to an annual survey published Wednesday by the World Economic Forum. The United States' competitiveness is rising again after four years of decline, though northern European countries continue to dominate the rankings.

Here is a look at the world's top — and bottom — 10 countries in term of competitiveness.

Top 10 Countries Rank 2013 Rank 2012 Bottom 10 Countries Rank2013 Rank 2012
Switzerland 1 1 Myanmar 139 n/a
Singapore 2 2 Burkina Faso 140 133
Finland 3 3 Mauritania 141 134
Germany 4 6 Angola 142 n/a
United States 5 7 Haiti 143 142
Sweden 6 4 Sierra Leone 144 143
Hong Kong 7 9 Yemen 145 140
Netherlands 8 5 Burundi 146 144
Japan 9 10 Guinea 147 141
United Kingdom 10 8 Chad 148 139
Source: World Economic Forum's Global Competitive Index
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