Once again, with a score of 88/100, the US leads by far this edition of the EDI. American companies benefit from a competitive market size, a solid educational system and research facilities, as well as a favourable business environment and regulation.
Among the top-ranked countries, China registered the best progression. The country reaches the 4rd place, a jump of +5 places compared to the last edition. An incredible progression partly due to improved regulations, the Chinese business climate, logistic infrastructures as well as the education system.
In Europe, there is no homogeneous trend. Denmark is the European champion of the EDI. Holding the second place, it has registered an increase of +1 place compared to the previous edition, and fantastic performances on each indicator. Germany remains on the podium. However, it loses one place compared to the previous ranking, due to connectivity that has progressed less quickly than in the other countries. France gains 2 places (rank 15). The Netherlands (-5 places), Sweden (-1 place) and Austria (-1 place) suffered a decline in the standings. However, the European Union positions 10 countries among the top 20 of the EDI 2020.