USA: Trade freedom

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 USA

Trade freedom index (0-100)

 Latest value 75
 Year 2023
 Measure points
 Data availability 1995 - 2023
 Average 82
 Min - Max 75 - 87
 Source The Heritage Foundation
For that indicator, we provide data for the USA from 1995 to 2023. The average value for the USA during that period was 82 points with a minimum of 75 points in 2022 and a maximum of 87 points in 2007. The latest value from 2023 is 75 points. For comparison, the world average in 2023 based on 175 countries is 70 points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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USA - Trade freedom - recent values

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USA - Trade freedom - historical chart - 1995-2023




The Trade Freedom index for the USA measures the absence of tariffs and other barriers that affect the international trade of goods and services.
Definition: The Trade freedom index is based on two indicators: the trade-weighted average tariff rate and non-tariff barriers (including quantity, price, regulatory, customs and investment restrictions, and direct government intervention).


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 Property rights 95 2023 points
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 Labor freedom 76 2023 points
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 Investment freedom 85 2023 points
 Financial freedom 80 2023 points
 Economic freedom, overall index 71 2023 index points
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