Based on a comparison of 123 countries in 2015, China ranked the highest in patent applications of residents with 968,252 followed by USA and Japan. On the other end of the scale was Djibouti with 1.00, Mauritius with 1.00 and Papua New Guinea with 1.00.
Total patent applications of residents reached 1,862,548 in 2015 in the World according to World Bank. This is 8.02 % more than in the previous year and 48.1 % more than 10 years ago.
Historically, total patent applications of residents reached an all time high of 1,862,548 in 2015 and an all time low of 455,957 in 1985. The average annual growth amounted to 4.80 % since 1960.
The top ranked country, China, accounted for 52.0 % of patent applications of residents in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 81.4 % share while the ten largest countries some 97.4 % in 2015.
Data for more countries are available at Patent Applications (Residents) indicator page.