U.S. Falls To #6 In List Of Most Competitive Economies

According to an annual index published by the World Economic Forum, the U.S. is ranked #6 for 2006 compared to a #1 ranking in 2005. The top spot goes to Switzerland.

The following is a list of the top twenty, with 2005 rankings in parenthesis.

1. Switzerland (4)
2. Finland (2)
3. Sweden (7)
4. Denmark (3)
5. Singapore (5)
6. United States (1)
7. Japan (10)
8. Germany (6)
9. Netherlands (11)
10. Britain (9)
11. Hong Kong (14)
12. Norway (17)
13. Taiwan (8)
14. Iceland (16)
15. Israel (23)
16. Canada (13)
17. Austria (15)
18. France (12)
19. Australia (18)
20. Belgium (20)

Copyright Agence France-Presse, 2006

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