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Economy > Innovation: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Innovation
Units: Unitless Scale.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 United States 30.3 2002
2 Finland 29.1 2002
3 Germany 27.2 2002
4 United Kingdom 27 2002
=5 Australia 26.9 2002
=5 Sweden 26.9 2002
=5 Switzerland 26.9 2002
=5 Netherlands 26.9 2002
9 France 26.8 2002
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 26.79 2002
=10 Israel 26.5 2002
=10 Canada 26.5 2002
12 Japan 26.4 2002
=13 Ireland 25.4 2002
=13 Belgium 25.4 2002
=15 Austria 25.3 2002
=15 Norway 25.3 2002
17 Denmark 25.2 2002
18 Iceland 24.8 2002
High income OECD countries average (profile) 24.42 2002
Eurozone average (profile) 23.53 2002
19 Spain 23.4 2002
Non-religious countries average (profile) 23.34 2002
20 Italy 23.3 2002
21 South Korea 22.9 2002
European Union average (profile) 22.77 2002
NATO countries average (profile) 22.25 2002
22 New Zealand 22.1 2002
23 Portugal 21.6 2002
24 Czech Republic 21.3 2002
25 Estonia 21.2 2002
26 Hungary 21.1 2002
27 South Africa 21 2002
28 Russia 20.6 2002
29 Slovenia 20.4 2002
30 Ukraine 20.3 2002
31 Brazil 20.1 2002
32 Slovakia 20 2002
33 Chile 19.7 2002
34 Poland 19.6 2002
35 Lithuania 19.2 2002
36 India 18.9 2002
37 Costa Rica 18.8 2002
38 Trinidad and Tobago 18.6 2002
39 Latvia 18.5 2002
40 Greece 18.4 2002
41 China 18.1 2002
Emerging markets average (profile) 18.09 2002
42 Turkey 17.8 2002
=43 Panama 17.4 2002
=43 Thailand 17.4 2002
45 Egypt 17.2 2002
46 Argentina 17 2002
47 Bulgaria 16.9 2002
=48 Malaysia 16.8 2002
=48 Mexico 16.8 2002
=48 Uruguay 16.8 2002
51 Indonesia 16.4 2002
52 Romania 16.3 2002
53 Philippines 15.8 2002
54 Sri Lanka 15.5 2002
55 Venezuela 15.2 2002
56 Colombia 15.1 2002
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 14.93 2002
57 Peru 14.3 2002
58 Vietnam 13.8 2002
59 Dominica 13.6 2002
60 Guatemala 13.2 2002
61 Paraguay 13.1 2002
62 Zimbabwe 13 2002
63 Nicaragua 12.7 2002
64 El Salvador 12.5 2002
=65 Honduras 11.9 2002
=65 Ecuador 11.9 2002
=67 Bangladesh 11.6 2002
=67 Bolivia 11.6 2002

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Innovation. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", Porter, Michael E. and Scott Stern, National Innovative Capacity, Chapter 2.2 in Porter, Michael, and JeffreySachs (eds.), The Global Competitiveness Report 2001-2002, New York: Oxford University Press, 2001, p.104. via ciesin.org. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Economy/Innovation

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Energy

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Environment

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Industry

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Labor

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Language

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Lifestyle

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Military

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People

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Religion

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Terrorism

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Transport

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Travel

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