U.S. at number 2 on Global Competitiveness Index
World Economic Forum map shows factors driving countries' productivity and prosperity, from best (darkest) to worst (lightest). Chart: WEF.
"Ten years on from the global financial crisis, economies remain at risk from further shock and are ill-prepared for the next wave of innovation and automation," according to the "Global Competitiveness Report 2017-2018" from the World Economic Forum, best known for the Davos gathering.
This chart bases competitiveness on 12 factors, ranging from primary education to infrastructure, and higher education to technological readiness.
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China is 27th. India is 40th, the most competitive country in South Asia.
Go deeper: Scorecards for 137 economies.