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    Best Countries for Business 2013



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    December 2013

    Rank Name GDP Growth (%) GDP/Capita ($) Trade Balance as % of GDP Population (mil)

    1
    Ireland
    0.9 44,100 1.7 4.8
    2
    New Zealand
    2.5 38,900 -4 4.4
    3
    Hong Kong
    1.4 36,600 2.4 7.2
    4
    Denmark
    -0.6 56,400 5.9 5.6
    5
    Sweden
    1.2 57,700 7.1 9.1
    6
    Finland
    -0.2 47,500 -1.4 5.3
    7
    Singapore
    1.3 50,600 18.6 5.5
    8
    Canada
    1.8 52,600 -3.3 34.6
    9
    Norway
    3.0 106,100 15.2 4.7
    10
    Netherlands
    -0.9 46,000 10 16.8
    11
    Australia
    3.6 69,300 -3.1 22.3
    12
    United Kingdom
    0.2 38,500 -2.4 63.4
    13
    Belgium
    -0.2 46,400 -1 10.4
    14
    United States
    2.2 49,500 -3.1 316.7
    15
    Iceland
    1.6 43,300 -5.1 0.3
    16
    Switzerland
    1.0 79,100 10.5 8.0
    17
    Slovenia
    -2.3 22,900 0.7 2.0
    18
    Taiwan
    1.3 20,300 8.6 23.3
    19
    France
    0.0 39,600 -2.2 66.0
    20
    Portugal
    -3.2 19,700 -2.8 10.8
    21
    Luxembourg
    0.1 110,200 0.9 0.5
    22
    Chile
    5.5 15,600 -3.6 17.2
    23
    Estonia
    3.2 17,300 2.3 1.3
    24
    Germany
    0.7 41,900 6.1 81.1
    25
    Lithuania
    3.6 12,000 -2.5 3.5
    26
    Israel
    3.1 31,300 -1.1 7.7
    27
    Cyprus
    -2.4 19,900 -8.5 1.2
    28
    Japan
    2.0 46,900 1.4 127.3
    29
    Mauritius
    3.3 8,700 -12.5 1.3
    30
    Malta
    0.8 21,100 -2.5 0.4
    31
    United Arab Emirates
    3.9 65,600 7.5 5.5
    32
    Austria
    0.8 48,500 2 8.2
    33
    Spain
    -1.4 28,500 -1.4 47.4
    34
    Malaysia
    5.6 10,200 7.5 29.6
    35
    Latvia
    5.6 13,000 -1.6 2.2
    36
    Macedonia
    -0.3 4,600 -3.3 2.1
    37
    Italy
    -2.4 32,800 -1.5 61.5
    38
    South Korea
    2.0 23,600 0.3 49.0
    39
    Poland
    2.0 12,700 -3.8 38.4
    40
    Qatar
    6.6 89,800 31.9 2.0
    41
    South Africa
    2.5 7,900 -5.6 48.6
    42
    Bulgaria
    0.8 7,300 1.1 7.0
    43
    Czech Republic
    -1.2 19,300 -1.8 10.2
    44
    Montenegro
    0.0 6,500 -45.3 0.7
    45
    Croatia
    -2.0 12,800 -1 4.5
    46
    Greece
    -6.4 23,100 -6.7 10.8
    47
    Hungary
    -1.7 12,800 1.7 9.9
    48
    Slovakia
    2.0 16,700 0.6 5.5
    49
    Rwanda
    7.7 600 -9.1 12.0
    50
    Georgia
    6.5 3,500 -10.5 4.6
    51
    Romania
    0.3 7,800 -4.4 21.8
    52
    Uruguay
    3.8 14,900 -2.4 3.3
    53
    Peru
    6.3 6,700 -3.6 29.8
    54
    Mongolia
    12.3 3,200 -22.9 3.2
    55
    Costa Rica
    5.0 9,600 -5.7 4.7
    56
    Saudi Arabia
    6.8 27,000 20.6 26.9
    57
    Turkey
    2.6 9,800 -7.5 80.7
    58
    Oman
    5.0 24,200 13.4 3.2
    59
    Bahrain
    3.9 21,100 10.5 1.3
    60
    Botswana
    3.8 8,300 1.3 2.1
    61
    Panama
    10.7 10,200 -11.6 3.6
    62
    Trinidad and Tobago
    0.4 20,600 10.6 1.2
    63
    Mexico
    3.9 10,100 -0.9 116.2
    64
    Armenia
    7.2 3,400 -11.5 3.0
    65
    Jordan
    2.8 4,800 -10.8 6.5
    66
    Colombia
    4.0 8,000 -3.6 45.7
    67
    Azerbaijan
    2.2 7,200 17.9 9.6
    68
    Zambia
    7.3 1,400 -5.1 14.2
    69
    Ghana
    7.0 1,500 -11.7 25.2
    70
    Kazakhstan
    5.0 11,100 6.5 17.7
    71
    Cape Verde
    4.3 3,600 -13.6 0.5
    72
    Seychelles
    2.8 11,300 -17.4 0.1
    73
    Barbados
    0.0 15,600 -7.7 0.3
    74
    Thailand
    6.4 5,400 -0.7 67.4
    75
    Jamaica
    0.1 5,200 -10 2.9
    76
    Kuwait
    5.1 64,300 42.2 2.7
    77
    Tunisia
    3.6 4,200 -7.8 10.8
    78
    Morocco
    3.0 3,000 -8.7 32.6
    79
    Namibia
    4.0 5,600 0.4 2.2
    80
    Brazil
    0.9 11,900 -2.7 201.0
    81
    Albania
    1.3 4,200 -11.4 3.0
    82
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    -0.7 4,500 -7.9 3.9
    83
    Sri Lanka
    6.4 2,700 -8 21.7
    84
    Indonesia
    6.2 3,500 -2.4 251.2
    85
    Guyana
    3.3 3,800 -11.6 0.7
    86
    Serbia
    -1.8 5,200 -10.4 7.2
    87
    Lebanon
    1.5 10,000 -19 4.1
    88
    Moldova
    -0.8 2,000 -11.5 3.6
    89
    Madagascar
    1.9 400 -22.9 22.6
    90
    Philippines
    6.6 2,400 3.9 105.7
    91
    Russia
    3.4 14,200 4 142.5
    92
    Paraguay
    -1.2 3,900 -4.5 6.6
    93
    Guatemala
    3.0 3,500 -4.1 14.4
    94
    China
    7.8 6,100 2.6 1,349.6
    95
    Liberia
    8.3 400 -33.9 4.0
    96
    Dominican Republic
    3.9 5,800 -7.2 10.2
    97
    Lesotho
    4.0 1,300 -14.5 1.9
    98
    India
    6.5 1,500 -4.4 1,220.8
    99
    Ukraine
    0.2 4,000 -8.2 44.6
    100
    Kenya
    4.7 900 -9.6 44.0

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