Economy > Business Stats: compare key data on Italy & United States


  • Companies > Corporate governance (overall rating): Overall rating of each country's adherence to the corporate governance guidelines set forth in three prominent economical essays. The ratings are out of 10, with 10 meaning full adherence.
  • Companies > Specific companies > Apple Store first opening: First opening of Apple Stores.
  • Companies > Specific companies > Apple Stores: Countries compared by number of Apple stores located at its territory. The Apple campus, located in Cupertino (California) hosts not only the company headquartes, but the original Employee Store (now named Apple Company Store), which is the only place in the world where legitimate merchandise with the Apple logo (such as t-shirts, hats and the like) can be purchased. Another special case is China, that currently hosts 10 official Apple stores, but also numerous fake ones. These imitations try to mimic the look and feel of the orginal stores, with varying degrees of success. Other countries are known to host unauthorized stores too.
  • Companies > Specific companies > IKEA > Debut: The year in which the first IKEA opened in each country. The first IKEA opened in Sweden in 1958.
  • Companies > Specific companies > IKEA > No. of stores: The number of IKEA outlets in each country.
STAT Italy United States HISTORY
Companies > Corporate governance (overall rating) 5.25
Ranked 14th.
Ranked 4th. 36% more than Italy
Companies > Specific companies > Apple Store first opening March 31, 2007 May 19, 2001
Companies > Specific companies > Apple Stores 14
Ranked 6th.
Ranked 1st. 18 times more than Italy
Companies > Specific companies > IKEA > Debut 1,989
Ranked 29th. About the same as United States
Ranked 31st.

Companies > Specific companies > IKEA > No. of stores 21
Ranked 3rd.
Ranked 1st. 81% more than Italy


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