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Composite Index of National Capability by Country 2024

The Composite Index of National Capability (CINC) is one way to evaluate the resources that a country has available to support a war. This metric examines multiple criteria to show whether a country has the resources available to support its power on the world stage. Consequently, the CINC score remains a way to compare other nations to each other in their levels of national power.

What the Composite Index of National Capacity Means

The CINC looks at the materials a country has to determine its capacity for power. This score averages six major components necessary for building a significant military force, which can maintain power on the global stage.

Problems with the CINC

Unfortunately, one of the downsides to the CINC comes mainly from its heavy reliance on a handful of statistics to determine the power of a nation. Consequently, a country may appear to have a lot of power per its CINC by having a large military force but lacks the internal resources to become a major international force. For instance, in 1975 the Soviet Union had a higher CINC than the United States but had internal welfare problems that made using this power globally difficult.

Another concern for using the CINC to evaluate countries in the 21st century comes from the metric's reliance on power markers of the mid-20th century. Steel production once could have indicated a nation's capacity for manufacturing war materials at home, but modern warfare relies less on close combat than it once did. Therefore, some nations may have more global power than their CINC scores would suggest.

Calculating the Composite Index of National Capacity

Six power factors determine the total CINC for a country. These factors are the total population, urban population, number of military personnel, military spending, energy consumption, and iron and steel production. The metric requires dividing each factor for an individual country by the corresponding global number to find the ratio of power.

The CINC comes from taking a simple average of six ratios of power.

Countries with High CINC Values

China has the highest CINC value as of 2023, based on 2007 data with a score of 0.198566. The United States placed second with a CINC of 0.142149.

Countries that Have Low CINC Values

Two countries, Tuvalu and Nauru, had CINC scores of 0.000 in the 2007 dataset, placing both at the low end of the CINC score list.

Higher scores are preferable.

Country
Composite Index 2016
Composite Index 2015
Composite Index 2014
China0.230620.231180.22868
United States0.133060.133040.12941
India0.086840.085230.08362
Russia0.036470.036760.03919
Japan0.032970.032540.03355
Brazil0.023260.023640.02439
South Korea0.023260.023470.0233
Germany0.016590.01650.01699
Indonesia0.016220.015960.01523
Iran0.015350.015870.01471
Pakistan0.015150.014930.01455
Turkey0.014790.014490.01467
Mexico0.014680.014730.01487
Saudi Arabia0.014480.017140.01643
North Korea0.013440.013280.01316
United Kingdom0.013420.014320.01488
France0.013380.013420.01393
Italy0.011430.011250.01142
Egypt0.010060.010080.00999
Vietnam0.009490.010470.00904
Nigeria0.00940.009210.0091
Thailand0.009090.009040.00901
Spain0.007510.007620.00784
Ukraine0.007170.006570.00712
Colombia0.00710.007120.00733
Australia0.006850.006670.00649
Taiwan0.006810.007450.00749
South Africa0.006620.006590.0067
Philippines0.006140.006050.00595
Myanmar0.005520.005490.00543
Poland0.005460.00560.00547
Argentina0.005440.00570.00547
DR Congo0.005030.004920.00478
Iraq0.005020.006240.00661
Algeria0.004550.004570.00457
Sudan0.004430.004360.0043
Malaysia0.004310.00440.00444
Israel0.004270.004560.00459
Ethiopia0.004170.004090.00401
Netherlands0.003950.003930.004
United Arab Emirates0.003860.003670.00319
Morocco0.003810.003810.00386
Venezuela0.003750.003870.00434
Peru0.003060.003340.00336
Singapore0.003050.002950.00292
Kazakhstan0.002920.002950.00299
Greece0.002840.002840.00291
Afghanistan0.002820.0030.00301
Angola0.002780.002920.00314
Belgium0.002720.002690.00276
Syria0.002670.003090.00304
Chile0.002490.002460.00248
Uzbekistan0.002350.002390.00241
Tanzania0.002340.002270.00222
Romania0.002280.002270.00227
Eritrea0.002260.002230.0022
Sweden0.00220.001990.00208
Sri Lanka0.002180.002150.00212
Oman0.002170.002240.00204
Kenya0.002040.001990.00194
South Sudan0.001870.001990.00213
Qatar0.001840.001650.00169
Uganda0.001720.001670.00164
Nepal0.001720.00170.0017
Czech Republic0.001710.001690.00174
Cambodia0.001660.001880.0016
Belarus0.001630.001990.002
Jordan0.001610.001570.00148
Norway0.001570.001560.00167
Portugal0.001560.001590.00165
Finland0.001530.001460.00152
Kuwait0.00150.00150.00172
Yemen0.001450.001910.0018
Eswatini0.001420.001430.00148
Cameroon0.001380.001350.00129
Azerbaijan0.001370.001410.00143
Ivory Coast0.001360.001340.00133
Ghana0.001310.001290.00127
Cuba0.001210.001230.00124
Mozambique0.001190.001180.00112
Hungary0.001090.001110.00106
Dominican Republic0.001070.000980.00097
Slovakia0.001070.001040.00104
Turkmenistan0.001050.000980.00088
Lebanon0.001020.000980.00097
Bolivia0.0010.001090.00108
Tunisia0.000980.001040.00098
Somalia0.000950.000870.00094
Denmark0.000950.000940.00107
Bulgaria0.000930.000940.00094
Zimbabwe0.000910.000910.0009
Guatemala0.000890.000870.00086
Zambia0.000870.000870.00085
New Zealand0.000860.000870.00094
Burkina Faso0.000780.000770.00076
Niger0.000770.000750.00074
Libya0.000770.00070.00074
Senegal0.000760.000750.00074
Mali0.000720.000680.00063
Rwanda0.000650.000640.00063
Guinea0.000620.000610.00061
Bahamas0.000610.000610.00058
Laos0.00060.000570.00046
Armenia0.00060.000590.0006
Malawi0.000590.000590.00058
Paraguay0.000550.000540.00053
Honduras0.000510.000510.0005
Republic of the Congo0.000510.000520.00051
Ireland0.000510.000510.00052
Uruguay0.000510.000520.00051
Burundi0.000480.000470.00047
Haiti0.000460.000550.00055
Lithuania0.000460.00040.00039
Benin0.000450.000520.00044
Croatia0.000450.000470.00048
Tajikistan0.000440.000380.00038
Togo0.000410.00040.0004
Georgia0.000410.000420.00043
Kyrgyzstan0.000390.000340.00033
Bosnia and Herzegovina0.000380.000380.00038
Nicaragua0.000350.000350.00035
Mongolia0.000340.000330.00034
Sierra Leone0.000330.000350.00034
Mauritania0.000330.000370.00037
Panama0.000310.00030.0003
Costa Rica0.000290.000290.00029
Luxembourg0.000290.000280.00029
Papua New Guinea0.000270.000270.00026
Central African Republic0.000270.000270.00027
Slovenia0.000270.000260.00026
Liberia0.000240.000230.00027
Moldova0.000210.000240.00023
Namibia0.000210.000230.00021
North Macedonia0.000210.000210.00022
Latvia0.000210.00020.00021
Albania0.00020.000210.0003
Botswana0.00020.000180.00018
Gabon0.000190.000190.00019
Estonia0.000190.000180.00019
Cyprus0.000170.000170.00017
Djibouti0.000170.000170.00017
Jamaica0.000160.000170.00016
Brunei0.000150.000150.00017
Gambia0.00010.00010.0001
Equatorial Guinea0.00010.00010.00008
Lesotho0.000080.000080.00008
Fiji0.000060.000060.00006
Guyana0.000050.000030.00003
Bhutan0.000050.000050.00005
Suriname0.000050.000050.00005
Timor Leste0.000040.000050.00004
Malta0.000040.000030.00003
Comoros0.000030.000030.00003
Iceland0.000030.000030.00003
Cape Verde0.000020.000020.00002
Belize0.000020.000020.00002