* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Innovations index (0-100), 2021 - Country rankings:

The average for 2021 based on 132 countries was 34.3 points.The highest value was in Switzerland: 65.5 points and the lowest value was in Angola: 15 points. The indicator is available from 2011 to 2021. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: points; Source: Cornell University, INSEAD, and the WIPO
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Countries Innovation index, 2021 Global rank Available data
Switzerland 65.5 1 2011 - 2021
Sweden 63.1 2 2011 - 2021
USA 61.3 3 2011 - 2021
UK 59.8 4 2011 - 2021
South Korea 59.3 5 2011 - 2021
Netherlands 58.6 6 2011 - 2021
Finland 58.4 7 2011 - 2021
Singapore 57.8 8 2011 - 2021
Denmark 57.3 9 2011 - 2021
Germany 57.3 10 2011 - 2021
France 55 11 2011 - 2021
China 54.8 12 2011 - 2021
Japan 54.5 13 2011 - 2021
Hong Kong 53.7 14 2011 - 2021
Israel 53.4 15 2011 - 2021
Canada 53.1 16 2011 - 2021
Iceland 51.8 17 2011 - 2021
Austria 50.9 18 2011 - 2021
Ireland 50.7 19 2011 - 2021
Norway 50.4 20 2011 - 2021
Estonia 49.9 21 2011 - 2021
Belgium 49.2 22 2011 - 2021
Czechia 49 23 2011 - 2021
Luxembourg 49 24 2011 - 2021
Australia 48.3 25 2011 - 2021
New Zealand 47.5 26 2011 - 2021
Malta 47.1 27 2012 - 2021
Cyprus 46.7 28 2011 - 2021
Italy 45.7 29 2011 - 2021
Spain 45.4 30 2011 - 2021
Portugal 44.2 31 2011 - 2021
Slovenia 44.1 32 2011 - 2021
UA Emirates 43 33 2011 - 2021
Hungary 42.7 34 2011 - 2021
Bulgaria 42.4 35 2011 - 2021
Malaysia 41.9 36 2011 - 2021
Slovakia 40.2 37 2011 - 2021
Latvia 40 38 2011 - 2021
Lithuania 39.9 39 2011 - 2021
Poland 39.9 40 2011 - 2021
Turkey 38.3 41 2011 - 2021
Croatia 37.3 42 2011 - 2021
Thailand 37.2 43 2011 - 2021
Vietnam 37 44 2011 - 2021
Russia 36.6 45 2011 - 2021
India 36.4 46 2011 - 2021
Greece 36.3 47 2011 - 2021
Romania 35.6 48 2011 - 2021
Ukraine 35.6 49 2011 - 2021
Montenegro 35.4 50 2012 - 2021
Philippines 35.3 51 2011 - 2021
Mauritius 35.2 52 2011 - 2021
Chile 35.1 53 2011 - 2021
Serbia 35 54 2011 - 2021
Costa Rica 34.5 55 2011 - 2021
Mexico 34.5 56 2011 - 2021
Brazil 34.2 57 2011 - 2021
Mongolia 34.2 58 2011 - 2021
North Macedonia 34.1 59 2011 - 2021
Iran 32.9 60 2011 - 2021
South Africa 32.7 61 2011 - 2021
Belarus 32.6 62 2012 - 2021
Georgia 32.4 63 2011 - 2021
Moldova 32.3 64 2011 - 2021
Uruguay 32.2 65 2011 - 2021
Saudi Arabia 31.8 66 2011 - 2021
Colombia 31.7 67 2011 - 2021
Qatar 31.5 68 2011 - 2021
Armenia 31.4 69 2011 - 2021
Peru 31.2 70 2011 - 2021
Tunisia 30.7 71 2011 - 2021
Kuwait 29.9 72 2011 - 2021
Argentina 29.8 73 2011 - 2021
Bosnia & Herz. 29.6 74 2011 - 2021
Jamaica 29.6 75 2011 - 2021
Oman 29.4 76 2011 - 2021
Morocco 29.3 77 2011 - 2021
Bahrain 28.8 78 2011 - 2021
Kazakhstan 28.6 79 2011 - 2021
Azerbaijan 28.4 80 2011 - 2021
Jordan 28.3 81 2011 - 2021
Brunei 28.2 82 2011 - 2021
Albania 28 83 2011 - 2021
Panama 28 84 2011 - 2021
Kenya 27.5 85 2011 - 2021
Uzbekistan 27.4 86 2012 - 2021
Indonesia 27.1 87 2011 - 2021
Paraguay 26.4 88 2011 - 2021
Cape Verde 25.7 89 2013 - 2021
Tanzania 25.6 90 2011 - 2021
Ecuador 25.4 91 2011 - 2021
Domin. Rep. 25.1 92 2012 - 2021
Egypt 25.1 93 2011 - 2021
Lebanon 25.1 94 2011 - 2021
Sri Lanka 25.1 95 2011 - 2021
El Salvador 25 96 2011 - 2021
Tr.&Tobago 24.8 97 2011 - 2021
Kyrgyzstan 24.5 98 2011 - 2021
Pakistan 24.4 99 2011 - 2021
Namibia 24.3 100 2011 - 2021
Guatemala 24.1 101 2011 - 2021
Rwanda 23.9 102 2011 - 2021
Tajikistan 23.9 103 2011 - 2021
Bolivia 23.4 104 2011 - 2021
Senegal 23.3 105 2011 - 2021
Botswana 22.9 106 2011 - 2021
Malawi 22.9 107 2011 - 2021
Cambodia 22.8 108 2011 - 2021
Honduras 22.8 109 2011 - 2021
Madagascar 22.5 110 2011 - 2021
Nepal 22.5 111 2012 - 2021
Ghana 22.3 112 2011 - 2021
Zimbabwe 21.9 113 2011 - 2021
Ivory Coast 21 114 2011 - 2021
Burkina Faso 20.5 115 2011 - 2021
Bangladesh 20.2 116 2011 - 2021
Laos 20.2 117 2012 - 2021
Nigeria 20.1 118 2011 - 2021
Uganda 20 119 2011 - 2021
Algeria 19.9 120 2011 - 2021
Zambia 19.8 121 2011 - 2021
Cameroon 19.7 122 2011 - 2021
Mozambique 19.7 123 2012 - 2021
Mali 19.5 124 2011 - 2021
Togo 19.3 125 2012 - 2021
Ethiopia 18.6 126 2011 - 2021
Burma 18.4 127 2014 - 2021
Benin 18 128 2011 - 2021
Niger 17.8 129 2011 - 2021
Guinea 16.7 130 2013 - 2021
Yemen 15.4 131 2011 - 2021
Angola 15 132 2012 - 2021


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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