Number of Patents in the Biotechnology Sector

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

  1. In 2016, Number of Patents in the Biotechnology Sector in China grew 32.9% from a year earlier.
  2. Since 2011 Chinese Number of Patents in the Biotechnology Sector increased 16.2% per year at 1,111.55 Units.
  3. In 2016 South Korea ranked number 4 in Number of Patents in the Biotechnology Sector.
  4. In 2016 Slovakia became number 35 in Number of Patents in the Biotechnology Sector to 5.35 Units, from 42 in 2015.

Top Countries

# 43 Countries Units Last YoY 5‑years CAGR
1 United States 5,561 2016 +3.5 % +3.6 % View data
2 Japan 1,612 2016 +12.4 % +5.4 % View data
3 China 1,112 2016 +32.9 % +16.2 % View data
4 South Korea 856 2016 +17.6 % +9.2 % View data
5 Germany 616 2016 -11.5 % -2.3 % View data
6 France 513 2016 -5.2 % -1.8 % View data
7 United Kingdom 491 2016 -7.9 % +3.7 % View data
8 Canada 236 2016 -6.9 % -4.5 % View data
9 Netherlands 230 2016 -9.8 % +0.5 % View data
10 Switzerland 202 2016 -5.5 % +2.6 % View data
11 Israel 183 2016 -3.9 % +1.7 % View data
12 Denmark 169 2016 +3.3 % -0.3 % View data
13 Italy 163 2016 +12.0 % +3.7 % View data
14 Australia 154 2016 -3.2 % -1.7 % View data
15 Sweden 137 2016 +22.0 % +1.3 % View data
16 Belgium 136 2016 +4.4 % -1.9 % View data
17 Spain 130 2016 -23.2 % -7.8 % View data
18 Singapore 104 2016 +18.1 % +7.4 % View data
19 Taiwan 83 2016 -7.5 % +17.9 % View data
20 Austria 62 2016 -19.4 % -8.2 % View data
21 Finland 54 2016 +10.6 % +0.2 % View data
22 Norway 45 2016 +29.4 % +6.4 % View data
23 Ireland 34 2016 +18.9 % -2.7 % View data
24 Russia 34 2016 -29.0 % -11.9 % View data
25 Poland 25 2016 -22.3 % -0.3 % View data
26 New Zealand 24 2016 -4.8 % -3.5 % View data
27 Turkey 23 2016 +45.7 % +37.3 % View data
28 Mexico 22 2016 -8.8 % +3.0 % View data
29 Chile 21 2016 -39.1 % +0.8 % View data
30 Portugal 16 2016 -5.0 % -0.5 % View data
31 South Africa 15 2016 -8.7 % +5.8 % View data
32 Hungary 12 2016 -23.6 % -8.3 % View data
33 Greece 7 2016 +38.6 % +3.0 % View data
34 Czech Republic 6 2016 -58.0 % -6.4 % View data
35 Slovakia 5 2016 +211.9 % +14.3 % View data
36 Estonia 5 2016 +45.8 % -7.1 % View data
37 Argentina 4 2016 -25.4 % -11.3 % View data
38 Luxembourg 3 2016 -53.5 % +1.0 % View data
39 Slovenia 3 2016 -51.7 % -18.4 % View data
40 Lithuania 3 2016 -28.3 % +7.2 % View data
41 Latvia 3 2016 +150.0 % NA View data
42 Romania 0 2016 -95.6 % -42.4 % View data
43 Iceland 0 2016 -100.0 % -100.0 % View data

Source: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

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