Saudi Arabia: Innovation index

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 Saudi Arabia

Innovations index (0-100)

 Latest value 33.40
 Year 2022
 Measure points
 Data availability 2011 - 2022
 Average 36.38
 Min - Max 30.90 - 41.60
 Source Cornell University, INSEAD, and the WIPO
For that indicator, we provide data for Saudi Arabia from 2011 to 2022. The average value for Saudi Arabia during that period was 36.38 points with a minimum of 30.9 points in 2020 and a maximum of 41.6 points in 2014. The latest value from 2022 is 33.4 points. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 128 countries is 32.09 points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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The Global Innovation Index capture elements of the national economy that enable innovative activities: (1) Institutions, (2) Human capital and research, (3) Infrastructure, (4) Market sophistication, and (5) Business sophistication. Two output pillars capture actual evidence of innovation outputs: (6) Knowledge and technology outputs and (7) Creative outputs.
Definition: The Global Innovation Index includes two sub-indices: the Innovation Input Sub-Index and the Innovation Output Sub-Index. The first sub-index is based on five pillars: Institutions, Human capital and research, Infrastructure, Market sophistication, and Business sophistication. The second sub-index is based on two pillars: Knowledge and technology outputs and Creative outputs. Each pillar is divided into sub-pillars and each sub-pillar is composed of individual indicators. The full report, data, and documentation are available at global innovation index.


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 Innovation index 33.40 2022 points
 Research and development expenditure 0.45 2021 percent
 Information technology exports 0.40 2021 percent
 High tech exports 158.44 2021 million U.S. dollars
 High tech exports, percent of manufactured exports 0.31 2021 percent
 Patent applications by residents 1,398 2021 patent applications
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