Out of 159 countries compared in the Index of Economic Freedom, the Slovak Republic ranked at 53rd. This means its position has worsened by 0.13, i.e. by eight places, the Sme daily wrote on September 27.
Slovakia’s rating amounted to 7.31 points from a maximum of 10, the F.A. Hayek Foundation in Slovakia stated.
The country placed best in currency stability, achieving 9.74 points in this index, ranking eleventh.
Slovakia received high points for international trade freedom – 8.30 points – where it ended up in 16th place.
The country improved in the justice and protection of ownership rights, where it achieved 5.64 points and ranked 62nd. It also improved in regulation where it received 7.36 points and ranked 63rd.
This said, it must be added that in the regulation of enterprising, Slovakia ended up at an unfavourable 106th place.
Apart from the spheres in which Slovakia has improved, there were some in which it worsened year-on-year: for example, the size of the state in the economy, where Slovakia achieved 5.51 points and the 118th place; this means a worsening by 0.58 points y-o-y.
The ranking was performed by almost 100 non-governmental organisations from all over the world, led by the Canadian Fraser Institute. The Slovak partner is the F.A. Hayek Foundation.
The chart processes the available data comparable for all the countries evaluated. Since such data are available only historically, the chart shows the status in individual countries at the end of 2015.