UNITED STATES
Region: NORTH AMERICA
128
of
15
Global Rank: 
2
of
2
Region Rank:

United States’ IPRI score increased by 0.1 to 7.7 placing it 2nd in the North America and 15th in the world. The USA is classified by the IMF as part of the Advanced Economies group and the World Bank as a high income OECD country. The US is a member of the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
The Subindex for the Legal and Political Environment increased by 0.1 to 7.3 with scores of 6.9 in Judicial Independence, 8.2 in Rule of Law, 6.2 in Political Stability, and 7.6 in Control of Corruption. The Subindex for Physical Property Rights increased by 0.1 to 7.3 with scores of 7.6 in Property rights, 9.5 in Registering Property, and 4.9 in Ease of access to loans. The Subindex for Intellectual Property Rights Increased by 0.2 to 8.6 with scores of 7.9 in Intellectual Property Protection, 9.8 in Patent Protection, and 8.2 in Copyright Piracy Level.


IPRI Overall




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 7.7 15 of 128 2 of 2
Legal and Political 7.3 22 of 128 2 of 2
Physical 7.3 15 of 128 2 of 2
Intellectual 8.6 1 of 128 1 of 2


Legal and Political Environmental




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 7.3 22 of 128 2 of 2
Judicial Independence 6.9 28 of 128 2 of 2
Rule of Law 8.2 18 of 128 2 of 2
Political Stability 6.2 37 of 128 2 of 2
Control of Corruption 7.6 22 of 128 2 of 2


Physical Property Rights




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 7.3 15 of 128 2 of 2
Protection of Physical Property 7.6 22 of 128 2 of 2
Registering Property 9.5 35 of 127 1 of 2
Access to Loan 4.9 14 of 128 1 of 2


Intellectual Property Rights




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 8.6 1 of 128 1 of 2
Protection of Intellectual Property Rights 7.9 15 of 128 2 of 2
Patent Protection 9.8 1 of 108 1 of 2
Copyright Protection 8.2 1 of 104 1 of 2
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Ranks Country Rating
1 FINLAND 8.4
2 NEW ZEALAND 8.3
3 LUXEMBOURG 8.3
4 NORWAY 8.3
5 SWITZERLAND 8.2
6 SINGAPORE 8.1
7 SWEDEN 8.1
8 JAPAN 8.1
9 NETHERLANDS 8.0
10 CANADA 8.0
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