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Latest World Design Rankings

Rank Country Score
1 United States of America 2762 48 160 227 162 140
2 China 3426 45 188 297 220 184
3 Japan 1240 32 75 110 51 40
4 Italy 1213 20 63 108 66 74
5 Great Britain 944 20 47 89 53 37
6 Hong Kong 1955 19 100 178 139 106
7 Turkey 1499 13 70 115 115 133
8 Taiwan 2526 11 83 256 229 167
9 Portugal 403 10 25 32 18 18
10 Australia 366 10 18 28 22 19
11 Brazil 682 9 37 59 43 39
12 Germany 701 9 36 69 35 43
13 Spain 449 9 20 41 27 25
14 Netherlands 261 8 14 24 11 7
15 Republic of Korea 446 6 22 41 22 35
16 Switzerland 217 5 9 15 16 17
17 Russian Federation 488 4 28 44 26 35
18 Canada 422 4 23 35 29 28
19 Singapore 417 4 15 36 36 33
20 Poland 204 4 13 14 15 7
21 Finland 115 4 6 4 9 9
22 Lithuania 215 3 14 22 7 9
23 Hungary 237 3 6 30 13 15
24 Lebanon 121 3 6 9 7 8
25 Bulgaria 139 3 5 15 10 3
26 Norway 54 3 3 2 3 2
27 India 649 2 25 58 50 65
28 Greece 417 2 16 46 31 24
29 Mexico 283 2 15 25 16 24
30 Belgium 239 2 13 25 14 10
31 Austria 138 2 9 11 7 8
32 Sweden 118 2 9 10 5 3
33 Israel 132 2 8 11 8 6
34 Ukraine 135 2 8 10 5 14
35 Thailand 108 2 7 9 5 5
36 Kuwait 103 2 4 11 7 3
37 South Africa 75 2 4 7 3 3
38 Viet Nam 78 2 2 6 8 4
39 Ireland 53 2 1 4 4 4
40 Estonia 43 2 1 4 2 2
41 France 270 1 18 25 12 19
42 Moldova 83 1 6 10 1 2
43 Egypt 112 1 4 11 6 12
44 Slovenia 79 1 4 8 5 3
45 Argentina 60 1 4 4 4 3
46 Serbia 65 1 3 5 6 3
47 New Zealand 59 1 3 4 4 5
48 Kyrgyzstan 25 1 3 1 - -
49 Uruguay 71 1 2 7 7 3
50 United Arab Emirates 68 1 2 6 6 5
51 Indonesia 44 1 2 2 4 4
52 Bangladesh 24 1 2 2 - -
53 Malaysia 121 1 1 14 10 12
54 Chile 26 1 1 3 1 -
55 Iran 641 - 18 73 53 50
56 Denmark 138 - 13 10 9 3
57 Czech Republic 165 - 10 19 7 9
58 Romania 103 - 5 11 8 5
59 Latvia 63 - 5 6 4 1
60 Philippines 72 - 4 7 6 3
61 Jordan 71 - 3 10 - 8
62 Guatemala 34 - 2 4 2 1
63 Colombia 17 - 2 - 1 2
64 Kosovo 10 - 2 - - -
65 Croatia 83 - 1 8 10 8
66 Pakistan 25 - 1 3 - 4
67 Peru 18 - 1 1 1 3
68 Cyprus 19 - 1 1 - 5
69 Iceland 15 - 1 - 2 2
70 Qatar 10 - 1 - 1 1
71 Bosnia and Herzegovina 8 - 1 - 1 -
72 Nicaragua 7 - 1 - - 1
73 Ecuador 5 - 1 - - -
74 Albania 5 - 1 - - -
75 Saudi Arabia 37 - - 2 5 7
76 Venezuela 10 - - 2 - 1
77 Slovakia 18 - - 1 4 1
78 Georgia 15 - - 1 3 1
79 Sri Lanka 12 - - 1 2 1
80 Puerto Rico 11 - - 1 1 2
81 Belarus 9 - - 1 1 1
82 Azerbaijan 7 - - 1 1 -
83 Faroe Islands 7 - - 1 1 -
84 Costa Rica 4 - - 1 - -
85 Kenya 4 - - 1 - -
86 Luxembourg 4 - - 1 - -
87 Malta 4 - - 1 - -
88 Montenegro 4 - - 1 - -
89 Kazakhstan 8 - - - 2 1
90 Tanzania 6 - - - 2 -
91 Armenia 5 - - - 1 1
92 Oman 3 - - - 1 -
93 Cameroon 3 - - - 1 -
94 Bahrain 3 - - - 1 -
95 Liechtenstein 3 - - - 1 -
96 Democratic People's Republic of Korea 3 - - - 1 -
97 Palestine 4 - - - - 2
98 Swaziland 2 - - - - 1
99 Macedonia 2 - - - - 1

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World Design Rankings ranks all the countries based on the number of designers that have been granted with the A' Design Award. It is important to note that countries do not individually join the rankings and they are represented by the participating designers indicating their countries or nationalities. Countries are sorted based on the number of Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Iron Design Awards won, the total score is calculated based on the table below.

Color Legend Award Level
Platinum Design Award +6 Points
Golden Design Award +5 Points
Silver Design Award +4 Points
Bronze Design Award +3 Points
Iron Design Award +2 Points

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World Design Rankings ranks [Countries] for their [Aggregate Design Skills], and within [Countries], ranks leading [Designers] for their [Individual Design Skills]; you can see best countries in design, and best designer in a given country. Design Insights ranks [Industrial Sectors] for [Design Competitiveness] and within [Industrial Sectors] leading [Countries] in that [Industrial Sectors]; you can see most competitive design industries and best countries for such industries. Popular Designers ranks [Designers] for their [Popularity]; you can see most popular designers, most searched for designers, ranked globally, not filtered or sorted by [Countries] or [Industrial Sectors]. Designer Rankings ranks [Designers] for their [Individual Design Skills], globally, not filtered or sorted by [Countries] or [Industrial Sectors]; you can find best designers overall, worldwide. Design Classifications ranks [Industrial Sectors] for [Design Competitiveness] and within [Industrial Sectors] leading [Designers]; you can discover leading designers in a given industry. All these rankings are published by A' Design Award.

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