Patent applications by residents, 2018 - Country rankings:
The average for 2018 based on 116 countries was 19783 patent applications.The highest value was in China: 1393815 patent applications and the lowest value was in Andorra: 1 patent applications. The indicator is available from 1980 to 2018. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.
Measure: patent applications; Source: The World Intellectual Property Organization
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series