Number of Patents in the Biotechnology Sector

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

  1. In 2019, Number of Patents in the Biotechnology Sector in China increased 6.2% compared to the previous year.
  2. Since 2014 China Number of Patents in the Biotechnology Sector jumped by 18.9% year on year reaching 1,552.06 Units.
  3. In 2019 South Korea was number 4 in Number of Patents in the Biotechnology Sector.
  4. In 2019 Latvia was number 41 in Number of Patents in the Biotechnology Sector to 2.35 Units, moving from 42 in 2018.

Top Countries in Number of Patents in the Biotechnology Sector

# 44 Countries Units Last YoY 5‑years CAGR
1 #1
United States
5,941 2019 +1.7 % +3.8 % View data
2 #2
Japan
1,608 2019 +2.1 % +3.8 % View data
3 #3
China
1,552 2019 +6.2 % +18.9 % View data
4 #4
South Korea
984 2019 +4.7 % +9.7 % View data
5 #5
Germany
639 2019 -0.6 % -0.3 % View data
6 #6
France
526 2019 +0.9 % -0.5 % View data
7 #7
United Kingdom
498 2019 +0.6 % -0.6 % View data
8 #8
Canada
241 2019 -0.8 % +0.0 % View data
9 #9
Netherlands
222 2019 -0.0 % -0.1 % View data
10 #10
Switzerland
222 2019 +1.9 % +3.5 % View data
11 #11
Israel
209 2019 +2.0 % +3.8 % View data
12 #12
Denmark
176 2019 +0.3 % -2.1 % View data
13 #13
Italy
161 2019 +0.8 % +0.8 % View data
14 #14
Australia
161 2019 -0.3 % -0.3 % View data
15 #15
Spain
157 2019 +0.4 % -1.7 % View data
16 #16
Belgium
140 2019 +1.1 % +4.1 % View data
17 #17
Sweden
121 2019 -0.1 % +1.1 % View data
18 #18
Singapore
108 2019 +2.5 % +1.8 % View data
19 #19
Taiwan
95 2019 +4.6 % +1.9 % View data
20 #20
Austria
64 2019 -1.0 % -3.1 % View data
21 #21
Russia
57 2019 +0.7 % +0.8 % View data
22 #22
Finland
42 2019 -1.8 % -3.5 % View data
23 #23
Chile
33 2019 +4.5 % +2.2 % View data
24 #24
Norway
32 2019 -1.8 % -12.2 % View data
25 #25
Turkey
30 2019 +6.5 % +21.0 % View data
26 #26
Ireland
28 2019 -0.0 % -4.4 % View data
27 #27
New Zealand
23 2019 -3.6 % -2.4 % View data
28 #28
Poland
22 2019 -0.0 % -9.7 % View data
29 #29
Mexico
21 2019 +2.3 % +2.4 % View data
30 #30
South Africa
16 2019 +1.2 % -5.9 % View data
31 #31
Portugal
16 2019 +2.0 % +5.0 % View data
32 #32
Hungary
13 2019 -0.3 % +4.4 % View data
33 #33
Czech Republic
11 2019 +2.0 % -4.8 % View data
34 #34
Colombia
11 2019 +5.1 % +19.0 % View data
35 #35
Greece
6 2019 +1.7 % +4.3 % View data
36 #36
Lithuania
6 2019 +4.3 % +4.1 % View data
37 #37
Luxembourg
6 2019 +5.3 % +26.7 % View data
38 #38
Estonia
6 2019 +2.9 % +31.9 % View data
39 #39
Slovenia
4 2019 -3.6 % -6.8 % View data
40 #40
Slovakia
3 2019 +3.2 % +10.9 % View data
41 #41
Latvia
2 2019 +6.4 % +28.6 % View data
42 #42
Argentina
2 2019 -23.2 % -32.8 % View data
43 #43
Romania
1 2019 -3.5 % -21.9 % View data
44 #44
Iceland
1 2019 -32.8 % -20.4 % View data

Source: OECD

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