Sustainable Trade Index 

The Hinrich Foundation commissioned The Economist Intelligence Unit to build the Sustainable Trade Index to measure the capacity of 20 economies to participate in the international trading system in a manner that supports long term sustainable development.

The Index uses 24 indicators to measure 19 economies in Asia and the U.S. across the three recognized pillars of sustainability: economic growth, social capital, and environmental protection. The Index measures the readiness of each economy to participate in global trade in a way that creates sustainable growth and attracts foreign direct investment, and funding and support from multilateral development agencies.

Resources available for free download

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    Sustainable trade index – Report

    Discover the economic, social and environmental factors determining each economy’s Sustainable Trade Index ranking, plus methodology and indicators for each. 

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    Sustainable trade index – Fact sheet

    Get the key figures and findings from the 2018 report in this fact sheet. 

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    Sustainable trade index – Infographic

    Infographic highlighting overall rankings among each of the three pillars of sustainable trade and each economy's performance relative to per capita GDP. 

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    Sustainable trade index – Interactive dataset

    Run scenarios with different weightings for each pillar and change the indicators to create personalized views for each economy. 

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Additional resources

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    Sustainable trade index – 2016 Report

    Download the 2016 Sustainable Trade Index to compare with most recent findings. 

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The 2018 Hinrich Foundation Sustainable Trade Index press release is available here.

Special reports

Looking for specific information on your economy? Click on the flag or name below to download an in-depth breakdown of each economy’s performance on the 2018 Index.

1stHong KongHong Kong
2ndS.KoreaS.Korea
3rdSingaporeSingapore
4thJapanJapan
5thUSAUSA
6thTaiwanTaiwan
7thSri LankaSri Lanka
8thChinaChina
9thVietnamVietnam
10thPhilippinesPhilippines
11thIndiaIndia
12thMalaysiaMalaysia
13thThailandThailand
14thIndonesiaIndonesia
15thBruneiBrunei
16thPakistanPakistan
17thBangladeshBangladesh
18thLaosLaos
19thCambodiaCambodia
20thMyanmarMyanmar

Media

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Báo Nhân Dân: Vietnam ranks ninth in Hinrich Foundation’s Sustainable Trade Index 2018
Báo Nhân Dân reported on the recent launch of the Hinrich Foundation Sustainable Trade Index 2018 in Hanoi on November Read more.
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Intellasia: Sustainable Trade Index 2018: Directing Businesses to Sustainability
The Hinrich Foundation Sustainable Trade Index 2018 launch in Hanoi, Vietnam, was covered in this article, published by Intellasia on Read more.
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Doanh nghiệp và Thương Hiệu: Việt Nam xếp thứ 9 trên bảng xếp hạng Chỉ số thương mại bền vững
This news article highlights Vietnam’s 9th place ranking and other key findings from the Hinrich Foundation Sustainable Trade Index 2018. Read more.
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Báo Hải Quan: Việt Nam xếp thứ 9 về Chỉ số thương mại bền vững 2018
This news article provides an overview of a launch event held by the Hinrich Foundation and the Vietnam Chamber of Read more.

Events

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Hinrich Foundation Sustainable Trade Index 2018 launched in Jakarta
The Hinrich Foundation released key findings from the Hinrich Foundation Sustainable Trade Index 2018 at an event hosted by the Read more.
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Hinrich Foundation Sustainable Trade Index 2018 launched at EWC conference
On June 26, 2018, Hinrich Foundation and the Economist Intelligence Unit launched the 2018 Hinrich Foundation Sustainable Trade Index at Read more.
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Trade panel dissects US-China tensions at EWC conference
On June 26, 2018, the Hinrich Foundation hosted a plenary panel on US-China trade tensions at the East-West Center’s (EWC) Read more.
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Hinrich Foundation hosts Philippines briefing on Sustainable Trade Index
The Hinrich Foundation, in partnership with Asia Society Philippines and with the support of the National Competitiveness Council of the Read more.

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