GUATEMALA
Region: LATIN AMERICA AND CARRIBEAN
128
of
87
Global Rank: 
22
of
14
Region Rank:

Guatemala’s IPRI score increased by 0.1 to 4.6 placing it 14th in the Latin America and Caribbean region and 87th in the world. Guatemala is classified by the IMF as a part of the Latin American and the Caribbean group and by the World Bank as a lower-middle income nation. Guatemala is a member of the Central American Parliament (PARLACEN) and the Central American Common Market (CACM).
Guatemala’s Subindex for Legal and Political Environment remained the same at 3.4 with scores of 3.3 in Judicial Independence, 3.7 in Political Stability, 3.0 in Rule of Law, and 3.6 in Control of Corruption. The Physical Property Rights Subindex increased by 0.2 to 6.0 with scores of 5.4 in Property Rights, 3.4 in Ease of Access to Loans, and 9.2 in Registering Property. The Intellectual Property Rights Subindex increased by 0.3 to 4.5 with scores of 4.2 in Intellectual Property Protection, 7.1 in Patent Protection, and 2.1 in Copyright Piracy Level.


IPRI Overall




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 4.6 87 of 128 14 of 22
Legal and Political 3.4 107 of 128 16 of 22
Physical 6.0 51 of 128 4 of 22
Intellectual 4.5 84 of 128 15 of 22


Legal and Political Environmental




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 3.4 107 of 128 16 of 22
Judicial Independence 3.3 96 of 128 11 of 22
Rule of Law 3.0 119 of 128 18 of 22
Political Stability 3.7 98 of 128 19 of 22
Control of Corruption 3.6 94 of 128 13 of 22


Physical Property Rights




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 6.0 51 of 128 4 of 22
Protection of Physical Property 5.4 65 of 128 6 of 22
Registering Property 9.2 60 of 127 7 of 22
Access to Loan 3.4 47 of 128 7 of 22


Intellectual Property Rights




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 4.5 84 of 128 15 of 22
Protection of Intellectual Property Rights 4.2 85 of 128 12 of 22
Patent Protection 7.1 51 of 108 7 of 22
Copyright Protection 2.1 82 of 104 13 of 18
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