Country name 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Italy 15 15 15 15 14
Japan 16 16 15 15 15
Spain 17 16 16 15 15
Germany 16 16 16 16 16
Greece 17 16 16 16 15
Portugal 18 17 17 17 16
Bulgaria 18 17 17 17 16
Denmark 17 18 18 18 18
Switzerland 18 18 18 18 18
Slovenia 18 18 17 17 16
Hungary 18 18 17 17 17
Austria 18 18 18 17 17
Belgium 18 18 18 18 18
Czech Republic 19 18 18 17 17
Croatia 18 18 18 18 17
Netherlands 18 18 18 19 19
Luxembourg 18 19 19 19 19
Sweden 19 19 19 19 19
Finland 19 19 19 19 18
Hong Kong SAR, China 19 19 19 18 18
United Kingdom 19 19 19 19 19
France 20 20 19 19 19
Norway 19 20 20 20 20
Ukraine 20 20 19 19 18
Romania 20 20 20 19 19
Estonia 21 20 20 19 19
Canada 20 20 20 20 19
Latvia 21 20 20 19 19
Russian Federation 21 21 20 20 19
Bosnia and Herzegovina 21 21 21 20 20
Belarus 22 21 21 20 19
Australia 22 21 21 21 21
Lithuania 22 21 21 21 20
United States 22 22 22 22 21
Serbia 22 22 22 21 21
Slovak Republic 23 22 22 21 20
Poland 23 22 22 21 20
Singapore 22 22 22 22 22
Cuba 23 23 22 22 22
Korea, Rep. 23 23 22 22 21
Barbados 23 23 23 22 22
Montenegro 23 23 22 22 22
Malta 23 23 22 22 21
New Zealand 23 23 23 23 23
Aruba 23 23 23 23 23
Ireland 24 24 23 23 22
Georgia 24 24 23 23 23
Cyprus 24 24 24 23 23
Macedonia, FYR 25 24 24 23 23
Iceland 24 24 24 24 24
Uruguay 25 25 25 25 25
Puerto Rico 25 25 25 24 24
Macao SAR, China 26 25 25 24 24
Kuwait 27 26 26 25 26
Moldova 27 26 26 25 24
Qatar 26 26 26 26 26
United Arab Emirates 27 26 26 26 26
Curacao 27 27 26 26 25
Thailand 27 27 26 25 25
Korea, Dem. Rep. 27 27 27 27 26
Mauritius 27 27 27 26 26
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 28 27 27 27 26
China 29 28 28 27 26
Israel 29 29 28 28 28
Argentina 29 29 29 28 28
Sri Lanka 29 29 28 28 27
Armenia 29 29 28 28 27
Kazakhstan 30 29 29 29 28
Antigua and Barbuda 29 29 29 29 29
Chile 30 29 29 29 28
New Caledonia 30 30 29 29 29
Seychelles 30 30 29 29 29
Trinidad and Tobago 31 30 29 28 27
Bahrain 30 30 31 31 31
Lebanon 31 31 30 30 29
Guam 31 31 31 31 31
Bahamas, The 31 31 31 30 30
Brazil 32 32 31 31 30
Suriname 32 32 32 31 31
Albania 32 32 32 31 31
Brunei Darussalam 33 32 32 31 31
Turkey 33 33 32 32 31
Indonesia 34 33 32 32 31
Panama 34 33 33 33 32
Tunisia 34 33 33 32 31
Azerbaijan 34 34 33 33 32
Jamaica 34 34 33 33 33
Myanmar 34 34 33 32 31
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 34 34 33 33 32
Costa Rica 34 34 33 33 32
French Polynesia 34 34 33 33 32
Colombia 35 34 34 34 33
St. Lucia 35 35 34 34 33
Guyana 35 35 35 35 35
Vietnam 36 35 34 33 32
Malaysia 36 35 35 34 34
South Africa 36 35 35 34 34
Mexico 36 35 35 35 34
Venezuela, RB 36 36 35 35 34
India 36 36 35 35 35
Peru 36 36 35 35 34
Ecuador 36 36 36 35 35
Fiji 37 36 36 36 36
Dominican Republic 37 37 36 36 35
Libya 38 37 36 35 34
Morocco 38 37 36 36 35
Kyrgyz Republic 38 37 37 36 36
Egypt, Arab Rep. 38 37 37 36 36
Grenada 38 38 37 37 36
Mongolia 39 38 37 37 36
Algeria 40 39 38 37 35
Turkmenistan 40 39 38 38 37
Bangladesh 40 39 39 38 38
El Salvador 40 39 39 39 39
Oman 40 39 39 38 38
Tonga 40 39 39 39 39
Philippines 40 40 39 39 39
Uzbekistan 40 40 39 39 38
Paraguay 40 40 40 39 39
Jordan 41 40 40 40 40
Papua New Guinea 41 41 40 40 40
Bolivia 41 41 40 40 40
Saudi Arabia 41 41 40 40 39
Samoa 41 41 41 41 41
Iran, Islamic Rep. 42 41 39 38 36
Kiribati 41 41 41 41 40
Nepal 41 41 41 41 41
Botswana 42 41 40 40 39
Gabon 42 41 41 41 41
Namibia 42 42 41 41 41
Lesotho 42 42 42 42 41
Haiti 43 42 42 41 41
Belize 43 42 42 41 41
Equatorial Guinea 42 42 43 43 43
Congo, Rep. 43 42 42 42 42
Ghana 43 42 42 42 42
Vanuatu 43 42 42 42 42
Central African Republic 43 43 43 42 42
Cote d'Ivoire 43 43 42 42 42
Comoros 43 43 43 42 42
Solomon Islands 43 43 43 42 42
Micronesia, Fed. Sts. 44 43 42 42 41
Pakistan 43 43 43 42 42
Syrian Arab Republic 44 43 42 42 41
Djibouti 43 43 43 42 42
Nicaragua 44 43 43 42 42
Rwanda 43 43 44 45 46
Sierra Leone 44 43 43 43 43
Bhutan 44 44 43 42 42
Mauritania 44 44 43 43 43
Timor-Leste 42 44 45 47 49
Liberia 44 44 44 43 43
Mozambique 44 44 44 44 44
Iraq 44 44 44 43 43
Zimbabwe 44 44 43 43 43
Honduras 44 44 44 43 43
Nigeria 44 44 44 44 44
Guinea 44 44 44 44 44
Cabo Verde 45 44 44 43 43
Tajikistan 44 44 44 44 43
Sudan 44 44 44 44 44
Lao PDR 44 44 44 44 44
Guinea-Bissau 44 44 44 44 44
South Sudan 45 45 45 45 45
Guatemala 45 45 45 44 44
Malawi 45 45 45 45 46
Madagascar 45 45 45 45 45
Tanzania 45 45 45 45 45
Benin 45 45 45 45 45
Maldives 46 45 45 44 43
Togo 46 45 45 45 45
Zambia 46 45 45 46 46
Cambodia 46 46 45 43 42
Senegal 46 46 46 45 45
Kenya 46 46 45 45 45
Cameroon 46 46 46 46 45
Mali 46 46 46 46 46
Somalia 46 46 46 47 47
Congo, Dem. Rep. 46 46 46 46 46
Gambia, The 47 46 46 46 46
Ethiopia 47 47 47 47 47
Sao Tome and Principe 47 47 46 45 45
Burkina Faso 47 47 47 47 47
Swaziland 48 47 47 46 45
Niger 48 48 48 48 48
Angola 48 48 48 48 48
West Bank and Gaza 48 48 48 48 48
Afghanistan 48 48 49 49 49
Chad 48 48 49 49 49
Uganda 49 49 49 49 49
Eritrea 50 49 49 49 48
Burundi 49 50 50 50 49
Yemen, Rep. 50 50 50 49 49
Bermuda
Palau
St. Martin (French part)
St. Kitts and Nevis
Isle of Man
Dominica
Cayman Islands
Turks and Caicos Islands
Taiwan, China
Tuvalu
San Marino
Faeroe Islands
Liechtenstein
American Samoa
Andorra
Marshall Islands
Northern Mariana Islands
Sint Maarten (Dutch part)
Greenland
Monaco

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