Global Competitiveness Index 2017-2018, World Economic Forum
The Global Competitiveness Index measures the economic competitiveness of an economy by assessing the strength of institutions, policies and factors that determine the level of productivity of that economy.
Hong Kong is ranked the 6th most competitive place among 137 economies in the 2017-18 Index and attains the highest score since the inaugural of the Global Competitiveness Index published in 2005.
* on a scale of 1-7, with 7 being the best performance
The data used in the Index are obtained from leading international sources as well as from an annual Executive Opinion Survey (EOS). Respondents of the relevant EOS concerning Hong Kong indicated that among the 16 problematic factors, "corruption" was found as the 3rd least problematic (1.2 out of 100 scores) for doing business in Hong Kong.