Table 2: Rankings: technical efficiency, returns to scale, and technical progress.

Rank Technical efficiency (US$, PPP)* Technical efficiency (US$)*Hall and Jones [7]Islam [6]Returns to scale*Technical progress*

1NIC0,975USA0,955SYR1,256HKG1,537IND1,148JPN0,79%
2VEN0,974JPN0,899JOR1,181CAN1,041IDN1,108USA0,44%
3CAN0,971CHE0,872MEX1,143USA1,000USA1,107GER0,27%
4SLV0,970GBR0,820ITA1,093NOR0,861PAK1,101FRA−0,11%
5MEX0,968ISR0,811HKG1,090BEL0,787BRA1,098CHE−0,31%
6TUR0,958SWE0,778FRA1,029ESP0,787JPN1,087ITA−0,34%
7USA0,955CAN0,770BRA1,002FRA0,787MEX1,085GBR−0,55%
8ZAF0,939HKG0,763USA1,000JPN0,787PHL1,081NLD−0,66%
9CHL0,932DNK0,761CAN0,987DNK0,748EGY1,078AUS−0,72%
10IRN0,929NOR0,740ESP0,983GBR0,712TUR1,077AUT−0,76%
11GTM0,928ISL0,740PRT0,980NLD0,712IRN1,076CAN−0,76%
12TTO0,924SYR0,723GBR0,962SWE0,712THA1,075ESP−0,79%
13HKG0,890FIN0,722AUT0,958AUT0,677GER1,075NOR−0,79%
14TUN0,883IRL0,717BEL0,948GER0,677GBR1,071SWE−0,82%
15CRI0,882FRA0,685NLD0,926CHE0,619ITA1,070DNK−0,83%
16ISR0,877BEL0,682SWE0,911ISR0,619FRA1,070BEL−0,89%
17ZWE0,867VEN0,672GER0,900TTO0,619KOR1,066KOR−1,13%
18ECU0,865NLD0,665AUS0,898AUS0,589ZAF1,066FIN−1,14%
19LKA0,858AUT0,656CHE0,873ITA0,589COL1,064HKG−1,28%
20MYS0,851GER0,643VEN0,873NZL0,589ESP1,062NZL−1,55%
21COL0,849ITA0,631ISR0,840VEN0,533KEN1,061GRC−1,61%
22PRY0,848CRI0,625TTO0,834FIN0,507ARG1,060BRA−1,62%
23GBR0,833IRN0,615GTM0,825MEX0,487MAR1,059ARG−1,68%
24EGY0,832MEX0,588COL0,800SYR0,463NPL1,056PRT−1,69%
25URY0,831AUS0,587FIN0,800BRA0,419UGA1,056ISR−1,83%
26SEN0,829ESP0,583NOR0,780CRI0,383CAN1,055IRL−1,89%
27JOR0,816GRC0,558DNK0,778GRC0,383PER1,053MEX−2,00%
28PHL0,816JAM0,558IRL0,770IRL0,383VEN1,051MYS−2,38%
29GRC0,809ARG0,511TUN0,762KOR0,383GHA1,051ISL−2,39%
30NPL0,800URY0,486NZL0,754MYS0,383MYS1,050THA−2,42%
31PAN0,796PRT0,480TUR0,751URY0,383LKA1,049ZAF−2,62%
32ESP0,790NZL0,466JPN0,744ZAF0,383AUS1,042TUR−2,64%
33AUS0,788KOR0,448GRC0,742PRT0,347SYR1,041VEN−2,69%
34ARG0,778SLV0,443CRI0,736PER0,330CHL1,041CHL−2,80%
35PER0,776CHL0,416ARG0,730PRY0,330ZWE1,039IRN−2,80%
36ITA0,776PAN0,415URY0,696GTM0,314ECU1,038PER−2,92%
37IRL0,774TTO0,404KOR0,664MAR0,314NLD1,038COL−2,95%
38PRT0,773TUR0,386DOM0,651NIC0,301GTM1,037SYR−3,01%
39MAR0,772GAB0,371ZAF0,645COL0,287MWI1,036IDN−3,16%
40DOM0,768GTM0,358EGY0,595PAN0,287RWA1,032GAB−3,21%
41BEL0,764MYS0,348MAR0,576TUN0,273SEN1,032URY−3,29%
42FRA0,755ZAF0,345PER0,565TUR0,273TUN1,030PHL−3,36%
43FIN0,752BRA0,339MYS0,560ARG0,259TCD1,030IND−3,51%
44IDN0,752PER0,337SLV0,557JOR0,259GRC1,029TUN−3,52%
45BRA0,750JOR0,325PRY0,541SLV0,247PRT1,029EGY−3,58%
46HND0,745DOM0,319PAK0,527THA0,247BOL1,028TTO−3,62%
47BOL0,744HND0,318CHL0,522ECU0,237DOM1,028PAN−3,71%
48SWE0,742EGY0,286THA0,513CHL0,225BEL1,028MAR−3,71%
49NLD0,738COL0,281ECU0,504DOM0,214SWE1,023CRI−3,73%
50CHE0,738BOL0,252LKA0,481PAK0,194HND1,022JAM−3,80%
51RWA0,737TUN0,252BOL0,469PHL0,186AUT1,021ECU−3,95%
52PAK0,734ECU0,250PAN0,463BOL0,169SLV1,020DOM−4,02%
53TCD0,722PRY0,242HND0,449JAM0,169HKG1,018PRY−4,10%
54GAB0,720NIC0,237NIC0,443EGY0,153CHE1,017JOR−4,25%
55DNK0,713SEN0,226JAM0,410LKA0,153NIC1,017SLV−4,29%
56LSO0,708LSO0,210PHL0,389HND0,126PRY1,016GTM−4,39%
57NZL0,703MAR0,209IND0,344NPL0,120ISR1,015LKA−4,48%
58AUT0,700PHL0,203SEN0,316SEN0,110JOR1,014PAK−4,53%
60KOR0,692LKA0,188ZWE0,275UGA0,104DNK1,010BOL−4,58%
61JAM0,678ZWE0,185NPL0,244ZWE0,104FIN1,010HND−4,90%
62GER0,677THA0,176RWA0,242IND0,071CRI1,006ZWE−4,90%
63NOR0,659KEN0,161KEN0,237KEN0,071NOR1,006LSO−5,19%
64ISL0,654RWA0,159GHA0,215RWA0,065IRL1,004NIC−5,24%
65IND0,640UGA0,158UGA0,162MWI0,058URY1,004KEN−5,32%
66GHA0,637PAK0,146TCD0,151GHA0,053NZL1,003GHA−5,49%
67UGA0,635TCD0,138MWI0,130TCD0,042PAN1,000SEN−5,50%
68SYR0,632IDN0,136JAM0,998NPL−5,94%
69JPN0,621GHA0,119LSO0,994MWI−6,10%
70KEN0,611NPL0,118TTO0,981UGA−6,19%
71THA0,595IND0,109GAB0,975RWA−6,43%
72MWI0,502MWI0,102ISL0,939TCD−6,56%

Source: Islam [20], Table  11.3 page 485–488], and own estimations. Hall and Jones indexes depicted here are equal to exp (log ), in Table  9 of Hall and Jones (1996) [7].
(*) Annual average rates 1996–2000. Three countries were left out due to lack of information for this subperiod.