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Ranking and Score : Malaysia and other selected countries in Global Competitiveness Index 2014-2018
 
No Country 2018 2017-2018 2016-2017 2015-2016 2014-2015
Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score
1 United States 1 85.6 2 5.85 3 5.7 3 5.61 3 5.54
2 Singapore 2 83.5 3 5.71 2 5.72 2 5.68 2 5.65
3 Switzerland 3 82.6 1 5.86 1 5.81 1 5.76 1 5.7
4 Japan 4 82.5 9 5.49 8 5.48 6 5.47 6 5.47
5 United Kingdom 8 82 8 5.41 7 5.49 10 5.43 9 5.41
6 Australia 14 78.9 21 5.19 22 5.19 21 5.15 22 5.08
7 Malaysia 25 74.4 23 5.17 25 5.16 18 5.23 20 5.16
8 China 28 72.6 27 5 28 4.95 28 4.89 28 4.89
9 Thailand 38 67.5 32 4.72 34 4.64 32 4.64 31 4.66
10 Soudi Arabia 39 67.5 30 4.83 29 4.84 25 5.17 24 5.06
11 Indonesia 45 64.9 36 4.68 41 4.52 37 4.52 34 4.57

Url for full report : http://reports.weforum.org/global-competitiveness-report-2018/downloads/

Note : 
Number of participating countries :- 140 (2018); 137 (2017); 138 (2016); 140 (2015); 144 (2014)
2017-2018 - revised using the new methodology

Summary

The table above shows the ranking of selected countries in the global competitiveness index (GCI) for the years of 2014 to 2018. In 2018, the new methodology and structure of global competitiveness index (GCI) were introduced. Malaysia was ranked 25th  (up 1 spot) out of 140 countries in GCR 2018as compared to last year position 26th  out of 137 countries (refer to chart- revised score using new methodology). Malaysia scored 74.4, an increase from its previous score of 73.3 in 2017.

Structure of Global Competitiveness Index 2018 (GCI 4.0)

The Global Competitiveness Report 2018
Malaysia's performance overview 2018
No. NEW MALAYSIA'S PERFORMANCE 2018 EXISTING Malaysia'S PERFORMANCE 2017-2018
RANK SCORE RANK SCORE
1 Institutions 24 68.7 Institutions 27 5
2 Infrastructure 32 77.9 Infrastructure 22 5.5
3 ICT adoption 32 69.1 Macroeconomic enviroment 34 5.4
4 Macroeconomic stability 1 100 Health and Primary Education 30 6.3
5 Health 62 82.6 Higher Education and Training 45 4.9
6 Skills 24 74.2 Goods Market Efficiency 20 5.1
7 Product market 24 63.6 Lapor Market Efficiency 26 4.7
8 Labour market 20 70.2 Financial Market Development 16 5
9 Financial system 15 84.1 Technological Readiness 46 4.9
10 Market size 23 73 Market size 25 5.1
11 Business dynamism 19 73.8 Business Sophitication 20 5.1
12 Innovation capability 30 55.5 Innovation 22 4.7