Number of Patents in the ICT Sector

This key economic indicator for the ICT sector has been recently updated.

  1. In 2018, Number of Patents in the ICT Sector in China rose 5.1% from a year earlier.
  2. Since 2013 China Number of Patents in the ICT Sector grew 13.9% year on year attaining 24,559.28 Units.
  3. In 2018 Germany was ranked number 5 in Number of Patents in the ICT Sector.
  4. In 2018 Chile was ranked number 36 in Number of Patents in the ICT Sector with 10.18 Units, from 37 in 2017.

Top Countries in Number of Patents in the ICT Sector

# 43 Countries Units Last YoY 5‑years CAGR
1
China
24,559 2018 +5.1 % +13.9 % View data
2
United States
18,151 2018 +1.8 % -0.4 % View data
3
Japan
11,932 2018 +0.8 % +3.0 % View data
4
South Korea
5,511 2018 +3.6 % +3.5 % View data
5
Germany
2,858 2018 +0.3 % +4.3 % View data
6
Sweden
1,612 2018 +1.5 % +7.0 % View data
7
United Kingdom
1,472 2018 +0.9 % +1.0 % View data
8
France
1,348 2018 +0.9 % -0.2 % View data
9
Canada
983 2018 +0.4 % +1.0 % View data
10
Israel
785 2018 +2.2 % +0.7 % View data
11
Netherlands
538 2018 -4.2 % -2.4 % View data
12
Finland
515 2018 -4.8 % -3.8 % View data
13
Australia
424 2018 +1.5 % +1.2 % View data
14
Switzerland
358 2018 +0.4 % +2.9 % View data
15
Italy
337 2018 +0.5 % +0.6 % View data
16
Taiwan
304 2018 +0.3 % +4.7 % View data
17
Russia
289 2018 +4.3 % -1.3 % View data
18
Singapore
244 2018 +1.4 % +5.4 % View data
19
Spain
219 2018 -0.3 % -0.6 % View data
20
Belgium
207 2018 +3.5 % -2.9 % View data
21
Ireland
191 2018 +0.5 % +11.9 % View data
22
Austria
176 2018 +0.7 % +3.2 % View data
23
Turkey
146 2018 +9.1 % +7.4 % View data
24
Denmark
139 2018 +1.1 % -1.0 % View data
25
Norway
88 2018 -3.0 % +0.6 % View data
26
Poland
87 2018 +7.2 % +10.4 % View data
27
Hungary
76 2018 +2.8 % +7.0 % View data
28
Mexico
47 2018 +7.6 % +16.9 % View data
29
South Africa
46 2018 +0.0 % -8.1 % View data
30
Portugal
41 2018 +4.3 % +12.1 % View data
31
New Zealand
34 2018 -3.8 % -2.9 % View data
32
Luxembourg
29 2018 -1.6 % +25.9 % View data
33
Czech Republic
22 2018 +1.3 % -3.2 % View data
34
Romania
22 2018 +13.9 % -5.6 % View data
35
Greece
21 2018 +2.1 % +0.3 % View data
36
Chile
10 2018 +22.0 % +17.7 % View data
37
Estonia
9 2018 -0.6 % -10.2 % View data
38
Slovakia
9 2018 +12.6 % -1.3 % View data
39
Slovenia
6 2018 +2.1 % -15.8 % View data
40
Lithuania
5 2018 +1.8 % -7.2 % View data
41
Argentina
3 2018 +7.4 % -4.8 % View data
42
Latvia
1 2018 +42.8 % +3.9 % View data
43
Iceland
0 2018 -78.4 % -46.0 % View data

Source: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

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