Saudi Arabia: Investment freedom

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 Saudi Arabia

Investment freedom index (0-100)

 Latest value 50
 Year 2023
 Measure points
 Data availability 1996 - 2023
 Average 38
 Min - Max 30 - 50
 Source The Heritage Foundation
For that indicator, we provide data for Saudi Arabia from 1996 to 2023. The average value for Saudi Arabia during that period was 38 points with a minimum of 30 points in 1996 and a maximum of 50 points in 2002. The latest value from 2023 is 50 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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Saudi Arabia - Investment freedom - recent values

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Saudi Arabia - Investment freedom - historical chart - 1996-2023

The Investment Freedom index for Saudi Arabia 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 47 2023 points
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 Financial freedom 50 2023 points
 Economic freedom, overall index 58 2023 index points
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