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Major Benefits of Free Trade

Created on October 26, 2012

Major Benefits of Free Trade

The nations of the world are divided into four groups based on their trade freedom scores in the 2013 Index of Economic Freedom. The chart below shows that nations with more trade freedom also have ...

... better care of the environment

Environmental Performance Index (higher scores mean greater performance)

... less hunger

Global Hunger Index (lower scores mean less hunger)

... stronger economies

Average Per Capita Gross National Income

Trade Freedom Score Groups

Sources: Heritage Foundation calculations, The World Bank, International Food Policy Research Institute, and Yale University.