Global Expansion Tech Index
2020 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 Singapore 1.011 0.276 0.225 0.223 0.114 0.174
2 Denmark 0.941 0.256 0.305 0.36 0.113 -0.093
3 Ireland 0.941 0.126 0.135 0.17 0.013 0.496
4 United States 0.852 0.226 0.331 0.17 0.091 0.035
5 Hong Kong SAR, China 0.746 0.256 0.123 0.055 0.098 0.214
6 Germany 0.66 0.128 0.369 0.154 0.156 -0.147
7 Sweden 0.637 0.18 0.306 0.063 0.125 -0.037
8 Australia 0.593 0.162 0.201 0.08 0.063 0.087
9 United Kingdom 0.569 0.215 0.28 0.096 0.112 -0.133
10 Switzerland 0.524 0.058 0.353 0.185 0.094 -0.166
11 Canada 0.499 0.126 0.24 0.091 0.058 -0.016
12 Israel 0.426 0.06 0.226 -0.001 -0.028 0.17
13 Finland 0.424 0.139 0.302 0.091 0.108 -0.217
14 Austria 0.412 0.105 0.226 0.041 0.12 -0.08
15 Korea, Rep. 0.396 0.226 0.203 0.033 0.034 -0.101
16 Netherlands 0.375 0.046 0.294 0.29 0.118 -0.373
17 Norway 0.341 0.194 0.223 0.085 0.052 -0.213
18 Malaysia 0.274 0.169 0.006 -0.012 -0.046 0.157
19 United Arab Emirates 0.243 0.155 -0.034 0.041 0.105 -0.024
20 China 0.214 0.087 -0.009 -0.126 0.033 0.229
21 France 0.181 0.062 0.167 0.03 0.082 -0.16
22 Spain 0.151 0.087 0.067 0.021 0.08 -0.103
23 Japan 0.144 0.089 0.19 0.016 0.12 -0.271
24 Czech Republic 0.144 0.051 0.025 0.083 0.048 -0.063
25 Poland 0.073 0.053 -0.038 0.002 0.019 0.037
26 Belgium 0.069 0.021 0.201 0.037 0.122 -0.313
27 Chile -0.068 -0.033 -0.116 -0.002 -0.027 0.11
28 Saudi Arabia -0.09 -0.056 0.003 0.018 -0.09 0.035
29 Portugal -0.107 0.055 -0.03 -0.009 0.041 -0.164
30 Thailand -0.162 0.137 -0.185 -0.116 -0.007 0.008
31 Vietnam -0.176 -0.097 -0.294 -0.063 -0.035 0.314
32 Italy -0.194 -0.027 0.063 -0.02 0.061 -0.271
33 Turkey -0.21 0.062 -0.196 -0.054 -0.062 0.04
34 Russian Federation -0.285 0.094 -0.054 -0.015 -0.142 -0.168
35 India -0.322 -0.07 -0.257 -0.201 -0.056 0.261
36 Indonesia -0.395 -0.102 -0.213 -0.178 -0.061 0.16
37 Romania -0.402 -0.017 -0.195 -0.024 -0.068 -0.098
38 Philippines -0.422 -0.256 -0.214 -0.106 -0.112 0.267
39 Egypt, Arab Rep. -0.454 -0.318 -0.124 -0.155 -0.128 0.271
40 Mexico -0.461 -0.038 -0.229 -0.084 -0.081 -0.029
41 Colombia -0.508 -0.09 -0.26 -0.096 -0.104 0.043
42 Greece -0.518 -0.129 -0.089 -0.045 -0.05 -0.206
43 Peru -0.551 -0.122 -0.291 -0.133 -0.155 0.151
44 South Africa -0.596 -0.161 -0.219 -0.089 -0.014 -0.113
45 Iran, Islamic Rep. -0.738 -0.354 -0.276 -0.068 -0.122 0.082
46 Brazil -0.829 -0.341 -0.21 -0.073 -0.095 -0.111
47 Argentina -0.958 -0.343 -0.096 -0.048 -0.115 -0.356
48 Pakistan -0.967 -0.297 -0.473 -0.271 -0.212 0.286
49 Nigeria -1.174 -0.391 -0.507 -0.173 -0.189 0.085
50 Bangladesh -1.254 -0.661 -0.455 -0.273 -0.179 0.315

 

 

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