Iran: Investment freedom

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Investment freedom index (0-100)

 Latest value 5
 Year 2023
 Measure points
 Data availability 1996 - 2023
 Average 9
 Min - Max 0 - 30
 Source The Heritage Foundation
For that indicator, we provide data for Iran from 1996 to 2023. The average value for Iran during that period was 9 points with a minimum of 0 points in 2010 and a maximum of 30 points in 2002. The latest value from 2023 is 5 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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Iran - Investment freedom - recent values

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Iran - Investment freedom - historical chart - 1996-2023

The Investment Freedom index for Iran 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 25 2023 points
 Freedom from corruption 20 2023 points
 Fiscal freedom 59 2023 points
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 Labor freedom 51 2023 points
 Monetary freedom 40.60 2023 points
 Trade freedom 56 2023 points
 Investment freedom 5 2023 points
 Financial freedom 10 2023 points
 Economic freedom, overall index 42 2023 index points
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