United Kingdom - Number of Patents in the ICT Sector

Since 2014, United Kingdom Number of Patents in the ICT Sector fell by 0.2% year on year. With 1,431.37 Units in 2019, the country was ranked number 7 among other countries in Number of Patents in the ICT Sector. United Kingdom is overtaken by Sweden, which was number 6 at 1,522.87 Units and is followed by France at 1,260.19 Units. China topped the ranking with 26,236.51 Units in 2019, that is +5.8% compared to 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 1,431.37
2018 1,416.12
2017 1,387.99
2016 1,412.87
2015 1,363.42
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How does United Kingdom 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
6 #6
Sweden
1,523 2019 +2.6 % +2.3 % View data
7 #7
United Kingdom
1,431 2019 +1.1 % -0.2 % View data
8 #8
France
1,260 2019 +0.2 % -2.5 % View data
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