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United States of America


North America

Global Rank


Regional Rank



Region: North America

Global Rank: 12 of 129

Region Rank: 2 of 2


United States of America’s IPRI score increased by 0.078 to 8.202 placing it 2nd in the North America region and 12th in the world. The United States of America is classified by the IMF as part of the Advanced economies group and by the World Bank as a High income country.

United States of America’s Legal and Political Subindex score increased by 0.119 to 7.483 with scores of 7.900 in Judicial Independence, 8.289 in Rule of Law, 7.762 in Control of Corruption, and 5.979 in Political Stability.

United States of America’s Physical Property Rights Subindex increased by 0.035 to 8.344 with scores of 7.969 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 score increased by 0.080 to 8.780 with scores of 8.091 in Perception of Intellectual Property Protection, 9.75 in Patent Protection, and 8.5 in Copyright Protection.

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

  • OECD

United States of America - IPRI Overall Score

United States of America - 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

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