Based on a comparison of 124 countries in 2019, China ranked the highest in patent applications of residents with 1,243,568 followed by USA and Japan. On the other end of the scale was Tajikistan with 1.00, El Salvador with 1.00 and Laos with 1.00.
Total patent applications of residents reached 2,144,825 in 2019 in the World according to World Bank. This is 7 % less than in the previous year and 49.9 % more than 10 years ago.
Historically, total patent applications of residents reached an all time high of 2,294,881 in 2018 and an all time low of 455,973 in 1985. The average annual growth amounted to 4.66 % since 1960.
The top ranked country, China, accounted for 58.0 % of patent applications of residents in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 82.7 % share while the ten largest countries some 96.6 % in 2019.
Data for more countries are available at Patent Applications (Residents) indicator page.
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