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Rank Country/Area Score
1 China 8201 86 375 798 592 421
2 United States of America 3791 67 205 297 238 231
3 Japan 1866 41 105 161 103 71
4 Italy 1709 29 81 149 106 108
5 Hong Kong 2673 22 121 254 204 154
6 Great Britain 1150 20 52 110 72 57
7 Taiwan 5011 15 113 450 580 408
8 Germany 994 15 46 103 52 53
9 Turkey 1770 14 83 135 139 157
10 Australia 488 12 23 34 35 30
11 Brazil 1000 10 49 94 71 53
12 Portugal 507 10 34 41 21 25
13 Spain 635 9 29 61 38 39
14 Netherlands 294 8 14 27 14 13
15 Switzerland 268 8 10 19 18 20
16 Republic of Korea 765 7 31 75 44 68
17 Poland 322 7 16 20 28 18
18 Russian Federation 758 5 33 72 55 55
19 Canada 602 5 33 49 45 38
20 India 901 5 31 72 80 94
21 Hungary 323 5 11 38 18 16
22 Singapore 569 4 15 48 56 55
23 Ukraine 212 4 10 15 12 21
24 Finland 159 4 9 9 10 12
25 Norway 84 4 7 3 3 2
26 Mexico 381 3 19 33 22 35
27 Lithuania 297 3 19 30 14 11
28 Lebanon 150 3 6 11 10 14
29 Bulgaria 200 3 5 22 17 9
30 South Africa 109 3 5 9 6 6
31 Greece 519 2 19 54 42 35
32 France 359 2 19 37 18 25
33 Belgium 328 2 19 33 21 13
34 Israel 216 2 13 16 15 15
35 Austria 190 2 12 15 10 14
36 Sweden 147 2 11 14 4 6
37 Thailand 158 2 10 14 8 8
38 Egypt 184 2 8 18 10 15
39 Kuwait 123 2 4 16 7 3
40 Malaysia 212 2 3 22 19 20
41 Viet Nam 131 2 3 11 14 9
42 Serbia 100 2 3 10 7 6
43 Indonesia 80 2 2 7 6 6
44 Ireland 80 2 1 7 7 7
45 Estonia 49 2 1 5 2 3
46 Moldova 132 1 7 18 5 2
47 Slovenia 99 1 5 8 10 3
48 Argentina 94 1 4 11 6 3
49 New Zealand 81 1 4 5 7 7
50 Croatia 110 1 3 9 11 10
51 Kyrgyzstan 28 1 3 1 1 -
52 Uruguay 78 1 2 8 8 3
53 United Arab Emirates 100 1 2 7 12 10
54 Chile 63 1 2 7 5 2
55 Bangladesh 24 1 2 2 - -
56 Bosnia and Herzegovina 14 1 1 - 1 -
57 Tunisia 6 1 - - - -
58 Iran 806 - 21 88 73 65
59 Denmark 186 - 16 15 12 5
60 Czech Republic 203 - 11 24 10 11
61 Romania 134 - 7 12 11 9
62 Latvia 73 - 5 7 6 1
63 Philippines 79 - 4 8 7 3
64 Colombia 43 - 4 - 5 4
65 Jordan 78 - 3 11 1 8
66 Guatemala 34 - 2 4 2 1
67 Cyprus 35 - 2 2 1 7
68 Ecuador 19 - 2 1 1 1
69 Kosovo 10 - 2 - - -
70 Pakistan 25 - 1 3 - 4
71 Georgia 24 - 1 2 3 1
72 Belarus 18 - 1 2 1 1
73 Democratic People's Republic of Korea 16 - 1 2 1 -
74 Iceland 19 - 1 1 2 2
75 Peru 18 - 1 1 1 3
76 Armenia 14 - 1 1 1 1
77 Malta 9 - 1 1 - -
78 Dominican Republic 9 - 1 1 - -
79 Qatar 10 - 1 - 1 1
80 Nicaragua 7 - 1 - - 1
81 Albania 5 - 1 - - -
82 Morocco 5 - 1 - - -
83 Saudi Arabia 49 - - 3 9 5
84 Kazakhstan 20 - - 3 2 1
85 Oman 24 - - 2 4 2
86 Venezuela 10 - - 2 - 1
87 Costa Rica 8 - - 2 - -
88 Slovakia 29 - - 1 7 2
89 Sri Lanka 12 - - 1 2 1
90 Macau 12 - - 1 2 1
91 Azerbaijan 10 - - 1 2 -
92 Tanzania 10 - - 1 2 -
93 Puerto Rico 15 - - 1 1 4
94 Faroe Islands 7 - - 1 1 -
95 Montenegro 4 - - 1 - -
96 Luxembourg 4 - - 1 - -
97 Kenya 4 - - 1 - -
98 Botswana 6 - - - 2 -
99 Bahrain 5 - - - 1 1
100 Liechtenstein 3 - - - 1 -
101 Cameroon 3 - - - 1 -
102 Palestine 6 - - - - 3
103 Maldives 4 - - - - 2
104 Macedonia 2 - - - - 1
105 Swaziland 2 - - - - 1
106 Lao People's Democratic Republic 2 - - - - 1
107 Cuba 2 - - - - 1
108 Mongolia 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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