Prevalence of foreign ownership

scale 1-7, 2007–2015

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    2007 Ranking
    1. Ireland 6.39
    2. Hong Kong 6.36
    3. Singapore 6.34
    4. Slovakia 6.32
    5. United Kingdom 6.27
    6. Luxembourg 6.19
    7. Chile 6.13
    8. Finland 6.10
    9. Sweden 6.01
    10. New Zealand 5.98
    11. Germany 5.96
    12. Czech Republic 5.94
    13. Hungary 5.93
    14. Belgium 5.85
    15. Zambia 5.85
    16. Austria 5.83
    17. Australia 5.82
    18. Denmark 5.81
    19. Jordan 5.80
    20. Gambia 5.73
    21. Netherlands 5.72
    22. Estonia 5.72
    23. Jamaica 5.70
    24. Costa Rica 5.70
    25. Uganda 5.69
    26. Switzerland 5.67
    27. Canada 5.64
    28. Israel 5.62
    29. United States 5.56
    30. Indonesia 5.53
    31. Malta 5.53
    32. Spain 5.53
    33. Norway 5.50
    34. Dominican Republic 5.50
    35. Barbados 5.49
    36. Taiwan 5.48
    37. South Africa 5.46
    38. Mexico 5.45
    39. India 5.41
    40. Malaysia 5.36
    41. Burkina Faso 5.34
    42. Portugal 5.34
    43. Trinidad and Tobago 5.34
    44. Bangladesh 5.33
    45. Latvia 5.31
    46. France 5.31
    47. Botswana 5.30
    48. Cameroon 5.29
    49. Morocco 5.24
    50. Peru 5.24
    51. El Salvador 5.23
    52. Lesotho 5.23
    53. Tunisia 5.23
    54. Greece 5.21
    55. Kenya 5.20
    56. Pakistan 5.17
    57. Sri Lanka 5.16
    58. Argentina 5.16
    59. Azerbaijan 5.15
    60. Bahrain 5.13
    61. Tanzania 5.13
    62. Nigeria 5.09
    63. Uruguay 5.04
    64. Benin 5.00
    65. Namibia 4.98
    66. Mali 4.98
    67. Mozambique 4.96
    68. Colombia 4.96
    69. Lithuania 4.95
    70. Panama 4.93
    71. Madagascar 4.84
    72. Armenia 4.84
    73. Cambodia 4.84
    74. Honduras 4.79
    75. Croatia 4.77
    76. Japan 4.77
    77. South Korea 4.75
    78. Mauritius 4.75
    79. Nicaragua 4.75
    80. Poland 4.73
    81. Brazil 4.72
    82. Georgia 4.71
    83. Turkey 4.70
    84. Egypt 4.70
    85. Guyana 4.69
    86. Mongolia 4.67
    87. China 4.67
    88. Cyprus 4.66
    89. Guatemala 4.64
    90. Romania 4.64
    91. Thailand 4.59
    92. Kazakhstan 4.48
    93. Mauritania 4.45
    94. Bosnia and Herzegovina 4.42
    95. United Arab Emirates 4.40
    96. Algeria 4.38
    97. Chad 4.36
    98. Venezuela 4.34
    99. Philippines 4.34
    100. Italy 4.32
    101. Qatar 4.30
    102. Slovenia 4.30
    103. Iceland 4.25
    104. Bulgaria 4.23
    105. Albania 4.20
    106. Burundi 4.20
    107. Bolivia 4.20
    108. Kyrgyzstan 4.18
    109. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 4.12
    110. Tajikistan 4.08
    111. Ecuador 4.03
    112. Paraguay 3.96
    113. Zimbabwe 3.94
    114. Timor Leste 3.85
    115. Vietnam 3.79
    116. Ethiopia 3.70
    117. Ukraine 3.63
    118. Nepal 3.54
    119. Russia 3.49
    120. Kuwait 3.07
    2015 Ranking
    1. Luxembourg 6.26
    2. Singapore 6.13
    3. Ireland 6.09
    4. United Kingdom 6.08
    5. Hong Kong 6.08
    6. Slovakia 5.96
    7. Czech Republic 5.96
    8. Estonia 5.77
    9. New Zealand 5.67
    10. United Arab Emirates 5.66
    11. Australia 5.66
    12. Puerto Rico 5.60
    13. Canada 5.54
    14. Chile 5.50
    15. Hungary 5.50
    16. Botswana 5.47
    17. Barbados 5.47
    18. Netherlands 5.46
    19. Panama 5.45
    20. Gabon 5.44
    21. Bahrain 5.41
    22. Belgium 5.41
    23. France 5.39
    24. Uruguay 5.37
    25. Denmark 5.36
    26. Zambia 5.34
    27. Japan 5.31
    28. Costa Rica 5.31
    29. Latvia 5.28
    30. Malaysia 5.26
    31. Norway 5.26
    32. Taiwan 5.22
    33. Uganda 5.21
    34. Sweden 5.17
    35. Switzerland 5.16
    36. Namibia 5.15
    37. Gambia 5.12
    38. Mexico 5.11
    39. Morocco 5.10
    40. Dominican Republic 5.10
    41. United States 5.08
    42. Sierra Leone 5.06
    43. South Africa 5.06
    44. Finland 5.05
    45. Peru 5.02
    46. Germany 5.01
    47. Jamaica 5.00
    48. Spain 4.95
    49. Nigeria 4.94
    50. Austria 4.93
    51. Philippines 4.91
    52. Israel 4.89
    53. Guatemala 4.87
    54. Poland 4.86
    55. Ivory Coast 4.85
    56. Mozambique 4.84
    57. Sri Lanka 4.81
    58. Swaziland 4.79
    59. Qatar 4.78
    60. Malta 4.78
    61. Cameroon 4.76
    62. Honduras 4.72
    63. Mongolia 4.71
    64. Cambodia 4.70
    65. Mauritius 4.68
    66. Jordan 4.65
    67. Malawi 4.62
    68. Indonesia 4.57
    69. Cape Verde 4.55
    70. Thailand 4.55
    71. China 4.53
    72. Ghana 4.53
    73. Senegal 4.50
    74. Trinidad and Tobago 4.49
    75. Montenegro 4.49
    76. Colombia 4.47
    77. Kenya 4.47
    78. Greece 4.47
    79. Oman 4.46
    80. Argentina 4.43
    81. Tunisia 4.43
    82. Portugal 4.42
    83. Rwanda 4.41
    84. Cyprus 4.41
    85. Guyana 4.40
    86. Paraguay 4.40
    87. Seychelles 4.40
    88. Lithuania 4.36
    89. Romania 4.34
    90. Nicaragua 4.32
    91. Brazil 4.30
    92. Croatia 4.28
    93. Laos 4.27
    94. Zimbabwe 4.26
    95. Armenia 4.26
    96. Madagascar 4.25
    97. Timor Leste 4.24
    98. India 4.24
    99. South Korea 4.17
    100. Georgia 4.15
    101. Kyrgyzstan 4.14
    102. Turkey 4.12
    103. Vietnam 4.10
    104. Tanzania 4.09
    105. Burkina Faso 4.06
    106. Saudi Arabia 4.05
    107. Lesotho 4.05
    108. Bulgaria 4.03
    109. Serbia 4.02
    110. El Salvador 4.01
    111. Kazakhstan 3.96
    112. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 3.91
    113. Lebanon 3.88
    114. Pakistan 3.82
    115. Azerbaijan 3.78
    116. Suriname 3.78
    117. Moldova 3.75
    118. Bangladesh 3.74
    119. Guinea 3.55
    120. Mali 3.51
    121. Bolivia 3.50
    122. Ukraine 3.47
    123. Italy 3.46
    124. Russia 3.39
    125. Tajikistan 3.35
    126. Egypt 3.33
    127. Nepal 3.33
    128. Chad 3.29
    129. Iceland 3.27
    130. Venezuela 3.25
    131. Algeria 3.22
    132. Ethiopia 3.20
    133. Albania 3.19
    134. Slovenia 3.16
    135. Burma (Myanmar) 3.07
    136. Haiti 3.03
    137. Kuwait 3.01
    138. Angola 2.93
    139. Burundi 2.77
    140. Mauritania 2.71
    141. Bhutan 2.61
    142. Yemen 2.54
    143. Libya 2.36
    144. Iran 2.19

    This index represents the average score from 1-7 given by a large sample group in a particular country in response to the following question: “How prevalent is foreign ownership of companies?” (1 = extremely rare, 7 = highly prevalent).

    Source: World Economic Forum