2013 Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index

To learn how manufacturing CEOs and other senior leaders view their industry’s competitiveness around the world, the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited’s Global Manufacturing Industry group and The U.S. Council on Competitiveness have undertaken a multi-year Global Competitiveness in Manufacturing initiative. Building on the 2010 report, this new and updated report includes more than 550 survey responses from CEOs around the world collected throughout 2012, and provides their perspective of the key drivers of manufacturing competitiveness for a country; their ranking of the most competitive nations today and in five years from now; and, the public policies creating a competitive advantage or disadvantage for key countries and regions around the world.Click here to view additional highlights and the full 2013 report.

Highlights from the report:

  • Consistent with the 2010 Index, China was again ranked the most competitive manufacturing nation in the world.
  • The top 10 list today includes five developed economy nations and five emerging economy nations.
  • Five years from now, emerging economy nations surge to occupy the top three spots, with China retaining the top spot, and India and Brazil moving up to claim the second and third rankings.
  • Talent-driven innovation is deemed the most critical driver of a nation’s competitiveness. Catapulting into the second most important driver position is the economic, trade, financial, and tax system of a nation.

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