SAUDI ARABIA
Region: MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA
128
of
38
Global Rank: 
18
of
5
Region Rank:

Saudi Arabia’s IPRI score increased by 0.1 to 6.1 placing it 5th in the Middle East and North Africa region and 38th in the world. Saudi Arabia is classified by the IMF as part of the Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan group (MENAP) and World Bank as a high income non-OECD country. It is a member of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).
Saudi Arabia’s Subindex for the Legal and Political Environment increased by 0.2 to 5.6 with scores of 7.1 in Judicial Independence, 5.5 in Rule of Law, 4.5 in Political Stability, and 5.2 in Control of Corruption. The Subindex for Physical Property Rights increased by 0.1 to 7.1 with scores of 7.2 in Property Rights, 9.8 in Registering Property, and 4.3 in Ease of Access to Loans. The Subindex for Intellectual Property Rights increased by 0.1 to 5.6 with scores of 6.6 in Intellectual Property Protection, 5.1 in Patent Protection, and 5.0 in Copyright Piracy Level.


IPRI Overall




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 6.1 38 of 128 5 of 18
Legal and Political 5.6 45 of 128 6 of 18
Physical 7.1 20 of 128 5 of 18
Intellectual 5.6 49 of 128 6 of 18


Legal and Political Environmental




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 5.6 45 of 128 6 of 18
Judicial Independence 7.1 25 of 128 4 of 18
Rule of Law 5.5 51 of 128 8 of 18
Political Stability 4.5 81 of 128 8 of 18
Control of Corruption 5.2 51 of 128 9 of 18


Physical Property Rights




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 7.1 20 of 128 5 of 18
Protection of Physical Property 7.2 30 of 128 4 of 18
Registering Property 9.8 16 of 127 3 of 18
Access to Loan 4.3 26 of 128 6 of 18


Intellectual Property Rights




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 5.6 49 of 128 6 of 18
Protection of Intellectual Property Rights 6.6 30 of 128 4 of 18
Patent Protection 5.1 92 of 108 8 of 9
Copyright Protection 5.0 38 of 104 5 of 17
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