Global Dynamism Index (GDI) 2013

Thinking about growing your business internationally? Consider Australia, Chile and China.

These are the results of the Grant Thornton Global Dynamism Index (GDI) 2013, an annual research project designed by the Economist Intelligence Unit, which ranks the development of the business growth environments of 60 of the world's largest economies over the past 12 months. The index draws together 22 indicators, including GDP growth, R&D spend, regulatory risk, access to finance and labour productivity, across five areas of dynamism to produce the rankings.

Australia tops the rankings, climbing from seventh in 2012. Chile is the top ranked emerging economy in second place, just ahead of China, which rose 17 places from last year.

Ten additonal economies were added to the index this year. Of these, Hong Kong (16), Thailand (19) and Peru (24=) all ranked well in the top half of the index, but none broke into the top ten. The biggest overall riser was the Philippines which climbed 25 places to rank 21st overall.

Australia GDI 2013 rankings

GDI 2013 Australia results

Explore: The interactive model allows users to compare results from 2012 and 2013, and to compare how different economies perform against their key competitors.

Benchmark: Interogate all economies across 22 indicators using our data visualisation tool.

Understand: Manging partners from Grant Thornton firms around the world explain the results in their economies on our Global thinking blog.

Read more: A summary report provides more information on the methodology and the headline findings. The 2013 global press release focuses on the splits in the BRICs with China leaving Brazil, India and Russia behind.