The global competitiveness report of the World Economic Forum for this year shows that Slovenia's position deteriorated. This year's report covers 139 countries, comparing them in terms of 111 indicators divided in three main competitiveness categories. Switzerland remains at the top of the scale, followed by Sweden and Singapore. Among the top ten countries, five are from the EU. Slovenia slipped by 8 places, from 37th to 45th out of all countries analyzed. In addition to the IMD competitiveness report, this is yet another report according to which Slovenia's competitive position deteriorated this year. Slovenia slipped in all three categories of competitiveness factors, most notably in the category of efficiency enhancers (by 9 places). Slovenia's ranking also dropped in innovation and business sophistication factors in the last year. Slovenia made insufficient progress in this area over the last year, particularly regarding the structure and efficiency of R&D investment.
selected topics Slovenian Economic Mirror, September 2010 31 Selected Topics WEF Global Competitiveness Report labour market indicators. Among the most p
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