Germany: Investment freedom

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 Germany

Investment freedom index (0-100)

 Latest value 80
 Year 2023
 Measure points
 Data availability 1995 - 2023
 Average 82
 Min - Max 70 - 90
 Source The Heritage Foundation
For that indicator, we provide data for Germany from 1995 to 2023. The average value for Germany during that period was 82 points with a minimum of 70 points in 1995 and a maximum of 90 points in 2001. The latest value from 2023 is 80 points. For comparison, the world average in 2023 based on 175 countries is 57 points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Germany - Investment freedom - recent values

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Germany - Investment freedom - historical chart - 1995-2023




The Investment Freedom index for Germany from The Heritage Foundation measures the restrictions to investment activity both within the country and across borders. A higher score means fewer restrictions.
Definition: The Investment freedom index evaluates a variety of investment restrictions (burdensome bureaucracy, restrictions on land ownership, expropriation of investments without fair compensation, foreign exchange controls, capital control, security problems, a lack of basic investment infrastructure, etc.). Points are deducted from the ideal score of 100 for each of the restrictions found in a country’s investment regime.


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 Property rights 95 2023 points
 Freedom from corruption 89 2023 points
 Fiscal freedom 83 2023 points
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 Labor freedom 53 2023 points
 Monetary freedom 75.30 2023 points
 Trade freedom 79 2023 points
 Investment freedom 80 2023 points
 Financial freedom 70 2023 points
 Economic freedom, overall index 74 2023 index points
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