Glance: Global Competitiveness Index from WEF

September 5, 2012 - 5:36 AM

LONDON (AP) — The United States has fallen in the global economic competitive stakes for the fourth year running, according to an annual survey from the World Economic Forum.

Here is a glance at the top 20 in the WEF's Global Competitiveness Index, which ranks countries against a number of factors including the strength of their infrastructure and how they foster innovation.

Global Competitiveness Index 2012-2103
CountryRank2012-2013Rank2011-2012
Switzerland11
Singapore22
Finland34
Sweden43
Netherlands57
Germany66
United States75
United Kingdom810
Hong Kong911
Japan109
Qatar1114
Denmark128
Taiwan1313
Canada1412
Norway1516
Austria1619
Belgium1715
Saudi Arabia1817
South Korea1924
Australia2020
Source: World Economic Forum