Statista's Made-In-Country-Index (MICI) 2017 has shed light on the worldwide reputation of products produced in 49 different countries (plus the EU). The survey of more than 43 thousand consumers - representing 90 percent of the global population - delves into the standing of 'Made in' labels around the world, revealing the national brands with the most respect.
The 'Made in' label was originally introduced by the British at the end of the 19th century to protect their economy from cheap, low quality and sometimes counterfeit imports from Germany. It is therefore rather ironic that Germany now sits atop the ranking as the most respected label in the world. Coming in a close second is Switzerland while the founders of the system find themselves in a still very respectable fourth place. The United States is joint eighth with France and Japan.
This chart shows the world's most respected 'made in' labels in 2017.
Statista's Made-In-Country-Index (MICI) 2017 has shed light on the reputation of products produced in 49 countries (plus the EU) worldwide. In the overall ranking, the U.S. placed in a 'could do better' joint 8th with France and Japan. The infographic below takes a look at the countries in which 'Made in USA' is determined to have the best reputation of all of the surveyed labels. In total there are eight countries full of respect for U.S. made goods, including Brazil, Argentina, India, and of course the United States itself. For perspective, the top rated label is 'Made in Germany' which finds itself the most popular in thirteen countries.
This chart shows the countries in which 'Made in USA' is the brand with the best reputation in 2017.