The five most globally connected countries are the Netherlands, Singapore, Ireland, Switzerland, and Luxembourg, according to the fourth DHL Global Connectedness Index (GCI). Spain ranks twenty-third.
The 2016 report, authored by internationally acclaimed globalization expert Professor Pankaj Ghemawat together with Steven A. Altman, shows that global connectedness, measured by cross-border flows of trade, capital, information and people, surpassed its 2007 pre-crisis peak during 2014. In 2015, globalization’s post-crisis expansion slowed, but the data indicate that it did not go into reverse. Currently available evidence – still preliminary in some areas – suggests that the world was about 8% more connected in 2015 than in 2005.
The full DHL Global Connectedness Index 2016 can be downloaded here.