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Competitive Austria



September 12, 2013

Stable performance demonstrated since last year

In the latest ranking published by the World Economic Forums (WEF), Austria scored high with respect to the quality of its infrastructure and local suppliers. Austria placed 16th among the 148 countries evaluated in the study. Accordingly, Austria ranks ahead of industrial countries such as Belgium (17th), Australia (21st), France (23rd) and neighboring Czech Republic (46th). Austria is given high marks with regard to its infrastructure, and is rated fourth for its energy supply. The country also features high quality local suppliers, rated third worldwide by the interviewed executives. The survey along with a comprehensive analysis of statistics serves as the basis for the annual ranking.