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Saudi Arabia


Middle East and North Africa

Global Rank


Regional Rank



Region: Middle East and North Africa

Global Rank: 41 of 129

Region Rank: 5 of 15


Saudi Arabia’s IPRI score increased by 0.090 to 6.278 placing it 5th in the Middle East and North Africa region and 41st in the world. Saudi Arabia is classified by the IMF as part of the Middle East, North Africa, and Pakistan group and by the World Bank as a High income country.

Saudi Arabia’s Legal and Political Subindex score decreased by -0.054 to 5.626 with scores of 7.293 in Judicial Independence, 5.197 in Rule of Law, 5.728 in Control of Corruption, and 4.285 in Political Stability.

Saudi Arabia’s Physical Property Rights Subindex increased by 0.157 to 7.358 with scores of 7.224 in Perception of Property Rights Protection, 9.970 in Registering Property, and 4.880 in Ease of Access to Loans.

Saudi Arabia’s Intellectual Property Rights Subindex score increased by 0.169 to 5.849 with scores of 6.716 in Perception of Intellectual Property Protection, 5.53 in Patent Protection, and 5.3 in Copyright Protection.

Saudi Arabia is a member of the following regional integration agreements

  • Gulf Cooperation Council
  • OPEC

Saudi Arabia - IPRI Overall Score

Saudi Arabia - IPRI Overall Score

  • 1: IPRI
  • 2: Legal and Political Subindex
  • 3. Judicial Independence
  • 4. Rule of Law
  • 5. Control of Corruption
  • 6. Political Stability
  • 7. Physical Property Rights Subindex
  • 8. Property Rights Protection
  • 9. Registering Property
  • 10. Ease of Access to Loans
  • 11. Intellectual Property Rights Subindex
  • 12. Intellectual Property Rights
  • 13. Patent Protection
  • 14. Copyright Piracy

Saudi Arabia - IPRI Overall Score

Saudi Arabia - Legal and Political Environmental

Saudi Arabia - Physical Property Rights

Saudi Arabia - Intellectual Property Rights