PCT patents, applications/million pop.


In 2016, Oman has the value 0.35 per million pop., making it part of the Bottom 50% for the indicator "PCT patents, applications/million pop.".
Japan has the highest indicator value at 335.16 per million pop. whereas Lesotho had the lowest indicator value at 0.00 per million pop..



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Data Source:

WEF - Global Information Technology Report

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Data Source:

WEF - Global Information Technology Report

Data Coverage


PCT patents, applications/million pop.

Blue = Data, Grey = No Data

63.13% of all countries have available data for this indicator for 2016. From 2012 to 2016, an average of 64.79% of all countries have available data for this indicator

Data Stats

Years collected: 1992 - 2016

Countries covered: 77

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Data Source:

WEF - Global Information Technology Report