South Africa - Number of Patents in the ICT Sector

Since 2014, South Africa Number of Patents in the ICT Sector was down by 8.4% year on year. With 41.74 Units in 2019, the country was ranked number 29 comparing other countries in Number of Patents in the ICT Sector. South Africa is overtaken by Mexico, which was ranked number 28 at 47.72 Units and is followed by Portugal at 33.1 Units. China topped the ranking with 26,236.51 Units in 2019, +5.8% versus 2018. United States, Japan and South Korea respectively ranked number 2, 3 and 4 in this ranking. Portugal witnessed the best average annual growth at +14.5% per year, while Chile witnessed the worst performance at -17.5% per year.

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Date Units
2019 41.74
2018 42.78
2017 41.33
2016 46.97
2015 52.58
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How does South Africa 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
28 #28
Mexico
48 2019 +4.7 % +8.0 % 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
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