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Between the years 2009 and 2013, the overall IPRI score for New Zealand has not changed. Although, in 2013 the IPRI of New Zealand improved by 0.2 points to a score of 8.4. New Zealand is number one in the regional rating and second all over the world in IPRI.
Legal and Political Environment saw a small increase (0.1 points) this year. Political Stability and Rule of Law experienced 0.4 and 0.1 point increases, respectively. Furthermore, Physical Property Rights increased by 0.4 points during this time period. This increase is due to significant increases in Access to Loans (0.6 points) and Protection of Physical Property Rights (0.4 points). Between 2012 and 2013, New Zealand’s Intellectual Property Rights component score grew by 0.2 points due to 0.4 point increase in Protection of Intellectual Property Rights.
|Category||Score||Global Rank||Regional Rank (AO)|
|Legal and Political Environment||8.9||1 of 130||1 of 18|
|Judicial Independence||9.6||1 of 130||1 of 18|
|Rule of Law||8.8||3 of 130||1 of 18|
|Control of Corruption||9.7||2 of 130||1 of 18|
|Political Stability||7.7||2 of 130||1 of 18|
|Physical Property Rights||8.2||3 of 130||1 of 18|
|Protection of Physical Property Rights||8.7||7 of 130||2 of 18|
|Registering Property||9.8||4 of 130||1 of 18|
|Access to Loans||6||11 of 130||5 of 18|
|Intellectual Property Rights||8.2||7 of 130||2 of 18|
|Protection of Intellectual Property Rights||8.7||2 of 130||1 of 18|
|Patent Protection||8||7 of 130||2 of 18|
|Copyright Piracy||7.8||5 of 130||3 of 18|