Global Expansion Tech Index
2019 Data Table

The Global Expansion Tech Index provides tech firms with a guide to the most promising countries for international expansion. This index scores countries across a wide range of factors, including the availability of skills, complexity of the regulatory landscape, quality of connectivity and infrastructure, GDP growth, and inward investment.

Companies considering global expansion can use the data below to gauge the landscape of international markets.

Rank Country Weighted total Regulation Knowledge Connectivity Infrastructure Growth
1 Netherlands 1.083 0.068 0.309 0.287 0.118 0.3
2 United States 0.963 0.209 0.536 0.144 0.091 -0.017
3 Hong Kong SAR, China 0.887 0.24 0.159 0.06 0.098 0.33
4 Denmark 0.882 0.249 0.27 0.369 0.113 -0.119
5 Singapore 0.874 0.262 0.191 0.222 0.114 0.085
6 Ireland 0.81 0.129 0.208 0.186 0.013 0.275
7 Sweden 0.691 0.178 0.305 0.066 0.125 0.017
8 Switzerland 0.633 0.061 0.384 0.195 0.094 -0.101
9 Germany 0.598 0.129 0.271 0.167 0.156 -0.124
10 Finland 0.584 0.159 0.311 0.1 0.108 -0.093
11 Korea, Rep. 0.547 0.239 0.331 0.033 0.034 -0.089
12 United Kingdom 0.534 0.207 0.237 0.106 0.112 -0.128
13 Canada 0.483 0.136 0.182 0.104 0.058 0.003
14 Australia 0.478 0.154 0.172 0.099 0.063 -0.011
15 Norway 0.449 0.214 0.208 0.098 0.052 -0.121
16 Austria 0.397 0.122 0.139 0.042 0.12 -0.026
17 Malaysia 0.346 0.164 0.022 -0.006 -0.046 0.212
18 Israel 0.323 0.009 0.205 0.008 -0.028 0.129
19 Czech Republic 0.262 0.07 0.068 0.084 0.048 -0.007
20 China 0.176 0.018 0.009 -0.107 0.033 0.223
21 France 0.158 0.095 0.107 0.035 0.082 -0.161
22 United Arab Emirates 0.146 0.179 -0.045 0.023 0.105 -0.116
23 Japan 0.13 0.06 0.124 0.059 0.12 -0.233
24 Spain 0.111 0.103 0.037 0.015 0.08 -0.124
25 Poland 0.087 0.088 -0.003 0.003 0.019 -0.02
26 Belgium 0.056 0.025 0.144 0.043 0.122 -0.277
27 Turkey 0.035 0.033 -0.169 -0.079 -0.062 0.312
28 Portugal -0.052 0.079 0.002 -0.007 0.041 -0.167
29 Romania -0.199 -0.01 -0.153 -0.045 -0.068 0.076
30 Thailand -0.204 0.119 -0.138 -0.126 -0.007 -0.053
31 Vietnam -0.221 -0.093 -0.228 -0.127 -0.035 0.261
32 Italy -0.238 -0.005 0.009 -0.048 0.061 -0.255
33 Chile -0.243 -0.02 -0.071 0.017 -0.027 -0.142
34 Russian Federation -0.37 0.096 -0.083 -0.027 -0.142 -0.215
35 India -0.382 -0.117 -0.25 -0.189 -0.056 0.229
36 Indonesia -0.441 -0.101 -0.199 -0.2 -0.061 0.12
37 Mexico -0.443 -0.014 -0.214 -0.086 -0.081 -0.047
38 Philippines -0.446 -0.317 -0.196 -0.1 -0.112 0.28
39 Greece -0.505 -0.099 -0.054 -0.041 -0.05 -0.262
40 Saudi Arabia -0.557 -0.195 -0.064 -0.034 -0.09 -0.174
41 South Africa -0.563 -0.142 -0.211 -0.074 -0.014 -0.123
42 Colombia -0.572 -0.074 -0.207 -0.09 -0.104 -0.097
43 Peru -0.632 -0.083 -0.239 -0.134 -0.155 -0.021
44 Argentina -0.64 -0.294 -0.147 -0.043 -0.115 -0.041
45 Iran, Islamic Rep. -0.74 -0.332 -0.203 -0.107 -0.122 0.024
46 Egypt, Arab Rep. -0.752 -0.299 -0.339 -0.149 -0.128 0.163
47 Brazil -0.849 -0.268 -0.251 -0.077 -0.095 -0.158
48 Pakistan -1.073 -0.367 -0.498 -0.237 -0.212 0.241
49 Bangladesh -1.28 -0.647 -0.466 -0.228 -0.179 0.241
50 Nigeria -1.32 -0.418 -0.511 -0.202 -0.189 0.001

 

 

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