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Trade freedom index (0-100), 2023:

The average for 2023 based on 175 countries was 70 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 2024. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: points; Source: The Heritage Foundation
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Countries Trade freedom, 2023 Global rank Available data
Singapore 95 1 1995 - 2024
Australia 90 2 1995 - 2024
New Zealand 90 3 1996 - 2024
Mauritius 88 4 1999 - 2024
Liechtenstein 87 5 2013 - 2024
Switzerland 87 6 1996 - 2024
Georgia 86 7 1996 - 2024
Taiwan 86 8 1995 - 2024
Norway 85 9 1996 - 2024
Bahrain 84 10 1995 - 2024
Brunei 84 11 2014 - 2024
Spain 84 12 1995 - 2024
Albania 83 13 1995 - 2024
Canada 83 14 1995 - 2024
Israel 83 15 1995 - 2024
Malaysia 83 16 1995 - 2024
Qatar 82 17 1999 - 2024
UK 82 18 1995 - 2024
Peru 81 19 1995 - 2024
Seychelles 81 20 2009 - 2024
Iceland 80 21 1997 - 2024
Kiribati 80 22 2009 - 2024
Austria 79 23 1995 - 2024
Belgium 79 24 1996 - 2024
Botswana 79 25 1995 - 2024
Bulgaria 79 26 1995 - 2024
Croatia 79 27 1996 - 2024
Cyprus 79 28 1996 - 2024
Czechia 79 29 1995 - 2024
Denmark 79 30 1996 - 2024
Estonia 79 31 1995 - 2024
Finland 79 32 1996 - 2024
France 79 33 1995 - 2024
Germany 79 34 1995 - 2024
Greece 79 35 1995 - 2024
Hungary 79 36 1995 - 2024
Indonesia 79 37 1995 - 2024
Ireland 79 38 1995 - 2024
Italy 79 39 1995 - 2024
Latvia 79 40 1996 - 2024
Lithuania 79 41 1996 - 2024
Luxembourg 79 42 1996 - 2024
Malta 79 43 1995 - 2024
Montenegro 79 44 2002 - 2024
Netherlands 79 45 1996 - 2024
Panama 79 46 1995 - 2024
Poland 79 47 1995 - 2024
Portugal 79 48 1995 - 2024
Romania 79 49 1995 - 2024
Slovakia 79 50 1995 - 2024
Slovenia 79 51 1996 - 2024
Sweden 79 52 1995 - 2024
Vietnam 79 53 1995 - 2024
Chile 78 54 1995 - 2024
North Macedonia 78 55 2002 - 2024
Papua N.G. 78 56 1996 - 2024
UA Emirates 78 57 1996 - 2024
Mexico 77 58 1995 - 2024
Paraguay 77 59 1995 - 2024
Colombia 76 60 1995 - 2024
Kuwait 76 61 1996 - 2024
Moldova 76 62 1995 - 2024
Oman 76 63 1995 - 2024
Serbia 76 64 2002 - 2024
Turkey 76 65 1995 - 2024
Uzbekistan 76 66 1998 - 2024
Costa Rica 75 67 1995 - 2024
Guatemala 75 68 1995 - 2024
Japan 75 69 1995 - 2024
Kazakhstan 75 70 1998 - 2024
Micronesia 75 71 2009 - 2024
USA 75 72 1995 - 2024
Armenia 74 73 1996 - 2024
China 74 74 1995 - 2024
Ivory Coast 74 75 1995 - 2024
Mongolia 74 76 1995 - 2024
Philippines 74 77 1995 - 2024
Saudi Arabia 74 78 1996 - 2024
Turkmenistan 74 79 1998 - 2024
Honduras 72 80 1995 - 2024
Kyrgyzstan 72 81 1998 - 2024
Namibia 72 82 1997 - 2024
South Africa 72 83 1995 - 2024
South Korea 72 84 1995 - 2024
Swaziland 72 85 1995 - 2024
Tajikistan 72 86 1998 - 2024
Tonga 72 87 2009 - 2024
Belarus 71 88 1995 - 2024
Jordan 71 89 1995 - 2024
Lebanon 71 90 1996 - 2024
Mozambique 71 91 1995 - 2024
Thailand 71 92 1995 - 2024
Uruguay 71 93 1995 - 2024
Comoros 70 94 2009 - 2024
Jamaica 70 95 1995 - 2024
Azerbaijan 69 96 1996 - 2024
Burma 69 97 1996 - 2024
El Salvador 69 98 1995 - 2024
Russia 69 99 1995 - 2024
Solomon Isl. 69 100 2009 - 2024
Bosnia & Herz. 68 101 1998 - 2024
Cape Verde 68 102 1996 - 2024
DR Congo 68 103 1995 - 2024
Eritrea 68 104 2009 - 2024
Nigeria 68 105 1995 - 2024
Samoa 68 106 1996 - 2024
Cambodia 67 107 1997 - 2024
Domin. Rep. 67 108 1995 - 2024
Haiti 67 109 1995 - 2024
Laos 67 110 1996 - 2024
Liberia 67 111 2009 - 2024
Sri Lanka 67 112 1995 - 2024
Togo 67 113 1999 - 2024
Tr.&Tobago 67 114 1996 - 2024
Ecuador 66 115 1995 - 2024
Madagascar 66 116 1995 - 2024
Malawi 66 117 1995 - 2024
Nicaragua 66 118 1995 - 2024
Pakistan 66 119 1995 - 2024
Tunisia 66 120 1995 - 2024
Angola 65 121 1995 - 2024
Brazil 65 122 1995 - 2024
S.T.&Principe 65 123 2009 - 2024
Senegal 65 124 1996 - 2024
Zambia 65 125 1995 - 2024
Gambia 64 126 1997 - 2024
Mali 64 127 1995 - 2024
Morocco 64 128 1995 - 2024
Ghana 63 129 1995 - 2024
Niger 63 130 1996 - 2024
Bangladesh 62 131 1995 - 2024
Mauritania 62 132 1996 - 2024
Sierra Leone 62 133 1995 - 2024
Argentina 61 134 1995 - 2024
Benin 61 135 1996 - 2024
Burkina Faso 61 136 1996 - 2024
Lesotho 61 137 1996 - 2024
Suriname 61 138 1996 - 2024
Tanzania 61 139 1995 - 2024
Bolivia 60 140 1995 - 2024
Cuba 60 141 1995 - 2024
Egypt 60 142 1995 - 2024
India 60 143 1995 - 2024
Vanuatu 60 144 2009 - 2024
Fiji 59 145 1995 - 2024
Guinea 59 146 1995 - 2024
Maldives 59 147 2009 - 2024
Algeria 58 148 1995 - 2024
Barbados 58 149 1996 - 2024
Nepal 58 150 1996 - 2024
St. Vincent & ... 58 151 2009 - 2024
Kenya 57 152 1995 - 2024
Saint Lucia 57 153 2009 - 2024
Ethiopia 56 154 1995 - 2024
Iran 56 155 1996 - 2024
R. of Congo 56 156 1996 - 2024
Dominica 55 157 2009 - 2024
Gabon 55 158 1995 - 2024
Guyana 55 159 1995 - 2024
Uganda 55 160 1995 - 2024
Cameroon 54 161 1995 - 2024
Zimbabwe 54 162 1995 - 2024
Burundi 53 163 1997 - 2024
Belize 52 164 1995 - 2024
G.-Bissau 51 165 1999 - 2024
Bahamas 50 166 1995 - 2024
Djibouti 50 167 1997 - 2024
Rwanda 50 168 1997 - 2024
Eq. Guinea 49 169 1999 - 2024
Sudan 48 170 1995 - 2024
Chad 47 171 1997 - 2024
C.A. Republic 45 172 2002 - 2024
Venezuela 42 173 1995 - 2024
Bhutan 38 174 2009 - 2024
North Korea 0 175 1995 - 2024



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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