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Eurovision - a topic hotly debated in this office and quite possibly yours too.

And I think I can hear some distant chatter and questions... What's that? How would the Eurovision finalist countries fare against each other across a number of interesting industry-related comparators?

Well ask no more...

Here are the Eurovision finalist countries and how they rank over four indicators from World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Report.

The top three (green) and bottom three (red) in each category are highlighted.

Finland can be crowned winner in this competition, with three top-three places across the four areas of: exports as a percentage of GDP, production process sophistication, company spending on R&D and the availability of scientists and engineers.

Good luck to all on Saturday!

Eurovision finalist countries across industry-related competitiveness areas, rank out of 149 countries

Source: World Economic Forum, The Global Competitiveness Report 2013-14

NB: Belarus and San Marino are Eurovision finalists but are not included in the WEF report


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