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New Zealand’s IPRI in 2012 remained 8.2. LP also remained unchanged from 2011. Political Stability improved by 0.3 points, while Judicial Independence, Rule of Law, and Control of Corruption sustained small losses. PPR saw a small increase this year. Protection of Physical Property and Access to Loans experienced 0.1 point and 0.3 point increases, respectively. Registering Property held constant at last year’s mark of 9.8. This year the IPR experienced no change as each sub-component experienced no movement.
|Category||Score||Global Rank||Regional Rank (AO)|
|Legal and Political Environment||8.5||8 of 130||1 of 19|
|Rule of Law||8.7|
|Control of Corruption||9.7|
|Physical Property Rights||7.6||14 of 130||4 of 19|
|Protection of Physical Property Rights||8.3|
|Access to Loans||5.4|
|Intellectual Property Rights||8.2||9 of 130||2 of 19|
|Protection of Intellectual Property Rights||8.3|