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Author: www.luxembourg.public.lu

Category: Press

Publication: 24 April 2017


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Luxembourg in 19th place on the 2017 globalisation index

2017-globalisation-index

The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH) just published its 2017 edition of the composite globalisation index 'KOF'.

This index reflects the state of globalisation in 187 countries throughout the world, based on 23 variables grouped into 3 sub-categories:

  • economic globalisation (36% ponderation in the KOF index),
  • social globalisation (37% ponderation),
  • political globalisation (27% ponderation).

The KOF index measures globalisation on a scale between 1 (least globalised) and 100 (the most globalisation). In this 2017 edition of the study, the data originated mainly in 2014.

Globally speaking, the Netherlands are the most globalised country in the world (92.84/100), closely followed by Ireland (92.15) and Belgium (91.75). Luxembourg ranks 19th in the world, with a score of 84.21/100, France comes in at rank 9 (87.19) and Germany at rank 16 (84.57).

The Grand Duchy is 3rd for economic globalisation...

Read the full article: http://www.luxembourg.public.lu/en/actualites/2017/04/24-mondialisation/index.html