Property Rights Index

United States of America

United States of America

Region:  North America

Global Rank: 14 of 125

Regional Rank: 2 of 2


United States of America’s IPRI score increased by 0.050 to 8.124 placing it 2nd in the North America region and 14th in the world. United States of America is classified by the IMF as part of the Advanced economies group and by the World Bank as High income country.


United States of America’s Legal and Political Subindex decreased by -0.02 to 7.363 with scores of 7.517 in Judicial Independence, 8.332 in Rule of Law, 5.945 in Political Stability, and 7.661 in Control of Corruption.


United States of America’s Physical Property Rights Subindex increased by 0.194 to 8.308 with scores of 7.862 in perception of Property Rights Protection, 9.499 in Registering Property, and 7.563 in Ease of Access to Loans.


United States of America’s Intellectual Property Rights Subindex decreased by -0.01 to 8.700 with scores of 8.051 in perception of Intellectual Property Protection, 9.75 in Patent Protection, and 8.3 in Copyright Protection.


United States of America is a member of the following regional integration agreements

  • OECD
  • North American Free-Trade Agreement

United States of America - IPRI Overall Score

United States of America - IPRI Overall Score

United States of America - Legal and Political Environmental

United States of America - Physical Property Rights

United States of America -Intellectual Property Rights