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Trade freedom index (0-100), 2022 - Country rankings:

The average for 2022 based on 175 countries was 69 points.The highest value was in Singapore: 95 points and the lowest value was in North Korea: 0 points. The indicator is available from 1995 to 2022. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: points; Source: The Heritage Foundation
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Countries Trade freedom, 2022 Global rank Available data
Singapore 95 1 1995 - 2022
Australia 90 2 1995 - 2022
New Zealand 90 3 1996 - 2022
Georgia 87 4 1996 - 2022
Mauritius 87 5 1999 - 2022
Switzerland 87 6 1996 - 2022
Taiwan 86 7 1995 - 2022
Brunei 85 8 2014 - 2022
Norway 85 9 1996 - 2022
Spain 84 10 1995 - 2022
UK 84 11 1995 - 2022
Albania 83 12 1995 - 2022
Bahrain 83 13 1995 - 2022
Canada 83 14 1995 - 2022
Malaysia 82 15 1995 - 2022
Iceland 81 16 1997 - 2022
Peru 81 17 1995 - 2022
Qatar 81 18 1999 - 2022
Seychelles 81 19 2009 - 2022
Kiribati 80 20 2009 - 2022
Papua N.G. 80 21 1996 - 2022
Austria 79 22 1995 - 2022
Belgium 79 23 1996 - 2022
Bulgaria 79 24 1995 - 2022
Croatia 79 25 1996 - 2022
Cyprus 79 26 1996 - 2022
Czechia 79 27 1995 - 2022
Denmark 79 28 1996 - 2022
Estonia 79 29 1995 - 2022
Finland 79 30 1996 - 2022
France 79 31 1995 - 2022
Germany 79 32 1995 - 2022
Greece 79 33 1995 - 2022
Hungary 79 34 1995 - 2022
Indonesia 79 35 1995 - 2022
Ireland 79 36 1995 - 2022
Israel 79 37 1995 - 2022
Italy 79 38 1995 - 2022
Latvia 79 39 1996 - 2022
Lithuania 79 40 1996 - 2022
Luxembourg 79 41 1996 - 2022
Malta 79 42 1995 - 2022
Montenegro 79 43 2002 - 2022
Netherlands 79 44 1996 - 2022
Poland 79 45 1995 - 2022
Portugal 79 46 1995 - 2022
Romania 79 47 1995 - 2022
Slovakia 79 48 1995 - 2022
Slovenia 79 49 1996 - 2022
Sweden 79 50 1995 - 2022
Ukraine 79 51 1995 - 2022
Vietnam 79 52 1995 - 2022
Chile 78 53 1995 - 2022
North Macedonia 78 54 2002 - 2022
UA Emirates 78 55 1996 - 2022
Botswana 77 56 1995 - 2022
Mexico 77 57 1995 - 2022
Moldova 77 58 1995 - 2022
Panama 77 59 1995 - 2022
Paraguay 77 60 1995 - 2022
Serbia 77 61 2002 - 2022
Belarus 76 62 1995 - 2022
Colombia 76 63 1995 - 2022
Kuwait 76 64 1996 - 2022
Turkey 76 65 1995 - 2022
Uzbekistan 76 66 1998 - 2022
Costa Rica 75 67 1995 - 2022
Guatemala 75 68 1995 - 2022
Japan 75 69 1995 - 2022
Kazakhstan 75 70 1998 - 2022
Micronesia 75 71 2009 - 2022
Saudi Arabia 75 72 1996 - 2022
USA 75 73 1995 - 2022
Armenia 74 74 1996 - 2022
Ivory Coast 74 75 1995 - 2022
Lebanon 74 76 1996 - 2022
Mongolia 74 77 1995 - 2022
Philippines 74 78 1995 - 2022
Turkmenistan 74 79 1998 - 2022
China 73 80 1995 - 2022
Kyrgyzstan 73 81 1998 - 2022
Oman 73 82 1995 - 2022
South Korea 73 83 1995 - 2022
Tonga 73 84 2009 - 2022
Honduras 72 85 1995 - 2022
Jordan 72 86 1995 - 2022
South Africa 72 87 1995 - 2022
Swaziland 72 88 1995 - 2022
Thailand 72 89 1995 - 2022
India 71 90 1995 - 2022
Mozambique 71 91 1995 - 2022
Namibia 71 92 1997 - 2022
Angola 70 93 1995 - 2022
Tajikistan 70 94 1998 - 2022
Uruguay 70 95 1995 - 2022
Bosnia & Herz. 69 96 1998 - 2022
Burma 69 97 1996 - 2022
Domin. Rep. 69 98 1995 - 2022
El Salvador 69 99 1995 - 2022
Eritrea 69 100 2009 - 2022
Guyana 69 101 1995 - 2022
Jamaica 69 102 1995 - 2022
Morocco 69 103 1995 - 2022
Nigeria 69 104 1995 - 2022
Russia 69 105 1995 - 2022
Solomon Isl. 69 106 2009 - 2022
Tr.&Tobago 69 107 1996 - 2022
DR Congo 68 108 1995 - 2022
Nicaragua 68 109 1995 - 2022
Zambia 68 110 1995 - 2022
Azerbaijan 67 111 1996 - 2022
Laos 67 112 1996 - 2022
Malawi 67 113 1995 - 2022
Cape Verde 66 114 1996 - 2022
Guinea 66 115 1995 - 2022
Pakistan 66 116 1995 - 2022
Samoa 66 117 1996 - 2022
Senegal 66 118 1996 - 2022
Togo 66 119 1999 - 2022
Tunisia 66 120 1995 - 2022
Cambodia 65 121 1997 - 2022
Haiti 65 122 1995 - 2022
Madagascar 65 123 1995 - 2022
S.T.&Principe 65 124 2009 - 2022
Bangladesh 64 125 1995 - 2022
Cuba 64 126 1995 - 2022
Gambia 64 127 1997 - 2022
Mali 64 128 1995 - 2022
Sierra Leone 64 129 1995 - 2022
Ghana 63 130 1995 - 2022
Niger 63 131 1996 - 2022
Lesotho 62 132 1996 - 2022
Vanuatu 62 133 2009 - 2022
Argentina 61 134 1995 - 2022
Benin 61 135 1996 - 2022
Bolivia 61 136 1995 - 2022
Burkina Faso 61 137 1996 - 2022
Ecuador 61 138 1995 - 2022
Ethiopia 61 139 1995 - 2022
Liberia 61 140 2009 - 2022
Mauritania 61 141 1996 - 2022
Suriname 61 142 1996 - 2022
Brazil 60 143 1995 - 2022
Egypt 60 144 1995 - 2022
Maldives 60 145 2009 - 2022
St. Vincent & ... 60 146 2009 - 2022
Tanzania 60 147 1995 - 2022
Iran 59 148 1996 - 2022
Barbados 58 149 1996 - 2022
Nepal 58 150 1996 - 2022
Rwanda 58 151 1997 - 2022
Uganda 58 152 1995 - 2022
Algeria 57 153 1995 - 2022
Gabon 57 154 1995 - 2022
Saint Lucia 57 155 2009 - 2022
Belize 56 156 1995 - 2022
Dominica 56 157 2009 - 2022
G.-Bissau 56 158 1999 - 2022
Kenya 56 159 1995 - 2022
R. of Congo 56 160 1996 - 2022
Cameroon 55 161 1995 - 2022
Fiji 55 162 1995 - 2022
Venezuela 55 163 1995 - 2022
Chad 52 164 1997 - 2022
Burundi 51 165 1997 - 2022
Bahamas 49 166 1995 - 2022
Eq. Guinea 49 167 1999 - 2022
Sudan 48 168 1995 - 2022
Sri Lanka 47 169 1995 - 2022
C.A. Republic 46 170 2002 - 2022
Djibouti 43 171 1997 - 2022
Bhutan 41 172 2009 - 2022
Comoros 27 173 2009 - 2022
North Korea 0 174 1995 - 2022
Zimbabwe 0 175 1995 - 2022


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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