Portugal - Number of Patents in the ICT Sector

Since 2014, Portugal Number of Patents in the ICT Sector was up 14.5% year on year. With 33.1 Units in 2019, the country was ranked number 30 comparing other countries in Number of Patents in the ICT Sector. Portugal is overtaken by South Africa, which was number 29 with 41.74 Units and is followed by New Zealand with 31.32 Units. China ranked the highest with 26,236.51 Units in 2019, a growth of 5.8% compared to 2018. United States, Japan and South Korea respectively ranked number 2, 3 and 4 in this ranking. Portugal recorded the best 5 years average growth at +14.5% per year, while Chile recorded the worst performance at -17.5% per year.

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Date Units
2019 33.10
2018 31.98
2017 27.73
2016 37.86
2015 35.65
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How does Portugal rank in Number of Patents in the ICT Sector?

# 43 Countries Units Last YoY 5‑years CAGR
1 #1
China
26,237 2019 +5.8 % +12.6 % View data
2 #2
United States
17,268 2019 +1.4 % -0.1 % View data
29 #29
South Africa
42 2019 -2.4 % -8.4 % View data
30 #30
Portugal
33 2019 +3.5 % +14.5 % View data
31 #31
New Zealand
31 2019 -1.4 % -0.8 % View data
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