* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Quality of railroad infrastructure, 1(low) - 7(high), 2019:

The average for 2019 based on 101 countries was 3.61 points. The highest value was in Japan: 6.8 points and the lowest value was in Albania: 1.2 points. The indicator is available from 2009 to 2019. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: points; Source: World Economic Forum
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Countries Railroad infrastructure quality, 2019 Global rank Available data
Japan 6.8 1 2009 - 2019
Hong Kong 6.5 2 2009 - 2019
Switzerland 6.4 3 2009 - 2019
South Korea 5.9 4 2009 - 2019
Singapore 5.8 5 2009 - 2019
Netherlands 5.7 6 2009 - 2019
Finland 5.5 7 2009 - 2019
Spain 5.4 8 2009 - 2019
Taiwan 5.4 9 2009 - 2019
Austria 5.3 10 2009 - 2019
USA 5.2 11 2009 - 2019
Malaysia 5.1 12 2009 - 2019
France 5 13 2009 - 2019
Luxembourg 5 14 2009 - 2019
Germany 4.9 15 2009 - 2019
Russia 4.9 16 2009 - 2019
Panama 4.8 17 2009 - 2019
Indonesia 4.7 18 2009 - 2019
Latvia 4.6 19 2009 - 2019
Lithuania 4.6 20 2009 - 2019
Canada 4.5 21 2009 - 2019
China 4.5 22 2009 - 2019
Czechia 4.5 23 2009 - 2019
Denmark 4.5 24 2009 - 2019
Norway 4.5 25 2009 - 2019
Saudi Arabia 4.5 26 2009 - 2019
Australia 4.4 27 2009 - 2019
India 4.4 28 2009 - 2019
UK 4.3 29 2009 - 2019
Kazakhstan 4.2 30 2009 - 2019
Portugal 4.2 31 2009 - 2019
Ukraine 4.2 32 2009 - 2019
Belgium 4.1 33 2009 - 2019
Italy 4.1 34 2009 - 2019
Tajikistan 4.1 35 2009 - 2019
Ireland 4 36 2009 - 2019
Kenya 4 37 2009 - 2019
Slovakia 4 38 2009 - 2019
Sweden 4 39 2009 - 2019
Georgia 3.9 40 2009 - 2019
Morocco 3.9 41 2009 - 2019
New Zealand 3.9 42 2009 - 2019
Poland 3.9 43 2009 - 2019
Algeria 3.8 44 2009 - 2019
Egypt 3.8 45 2009 - 2019
Hungary 3.8 46 2009 - 2019
Pakistan 3.8 47 2009 - 2019
Sri Lanka 3.8 48 2009 - 2019
Iran 3.7 49 2010 - 2019
Israel 3.7 50 2009 - 2019
Botswana 3.6 51 2009 - 2019
Vietnam 3.6 52 2009 - 2019
Mongolia 3.5 53 2009 - 2019
Turkey 3.5 54 2009 - 2019
Namibia 3.4 55 2009 - 2019
Mexico 3.3 56 2009 - 2019
Chile 3.2 57 2009 - 2019
Tanzania 3.2 58 2009 - 2019
Tunisia 3.2 59 2009 - 2019
Armenia 3.1 60 2009 - 2019
Bangladesh 3.1 61 2009 - 2019
Bulgaria 3.1 62 2009 - 2019
Estonia 3.1 63 2009 - 2019
Montenegro 3.1 64 2009 - 2019
Slovenia 3.1 65 2009 - 2019
Ethiopia 3 66 2009 - 2019
Greece 3 67 2009 - 2019
Moldova 3 68 2010 - 2019
South Africa 3 69 2009 - 2019
Ivory Coast 2.9 70 2009 - 2019
Peru 2.9 71 2009 - 2019
Senegal 2.9 72 2009 - 2019
Kyrgyzstan 2.8 73 2009 - 2019
Romania 2.8 74 2009 - 2019
Thailand 2.8 75 2009 - 2019
Argentina 2.7 76 2009 - 2019
Cameroon 2.7 77 2009 - 2019
Bolivia 2.6 78 2009 - 2019
Gabon 2.6 79 2012 - 2019
Jordan 2.6 80 2009 - 2019
Mozambique 2.6 81 2009 - 2019
Serbia 2.6 82 2009 - 2019
Brazil 2.5 83 2009 - 2019
Burkina Faso 2.5 84 2009 - 2019
Croatia 2.4 85 2009 - 2019
Philippines 2.4 86 2009 - 2019
Bosnia & Herz. 2.2 87 2009 - 2019
Malawi 2.1 88 2009 - 2019
Mauritania 2.1 89 2009 - 2019
North Macedonia 2.1 90 2009 - 2019
Zambia 2.1 91 2009 - 2019
Madagascar 2 92 2009 - 2019
DR Congo 1.9 93 2016 - 2019
Ghana 1.9 94 2009 - 2019
Zimbabwe 1.9 95 2009 - 2019
Nigeria 1.8 96 2009 - 2019
Benin 1.7 97 2009 - 2019
Colombia 1.7 98 2009 - 2019
Venezuela 1.5 99 2009 - 2019
Albania 1.2 100 2009 - 2019
Uruguay 1.2 101 2009 - 2019



Definition: The Quality of railroad infrastrucutre indicator is one of the components of the Global Competitiveness Index published annually by the World Economic Forum (WEF). It represents an assessment of the quality of the railroad system in a given country based on data from the WEF Executive Opinion Survey, a long-running and extensive survey tapping the opinions of over 14,000 business leaders in 144 countries. The score for railroad infrastrucutre quality is based on only one question. The respondents are asked to rate the railroads in their country of operation on a scale from 1 (underdeveloped) to 7 (extensive and efficient by international standards). The individual responses are aggregated to produce a country score.

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