2015 tables: Countries

Table criteria

The 2015 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2014.

2014 Country WFC 2013 WFC 2014
1 United States of America (USA) 18622.89 18023.54
2 China 5206.15 6187.01
3 Germany 4082.89 4056.38
4 United Kingdom (UK) 3277.44 3280.33
5 Japan 3373.66 3223.87
6 France 2237.73 2237.85
7 Canada 1480.95 1501.35
8 Switzerland 1170.61 1297.5
9 South Korea 1150.53 1182.88
10 Spain 1177.63 1098.63
11 Italy 1085.17 1055.04
12 Australia 934.9 958.62
13 India 851.99 938.34
14 Netherlands 762.59 763.65
15 Singapore 483.25 528.78
16 Sweden 496.68 515.28
17 Israel 474.14 495.15
18 Taiwan 544.5 488.72
19 Russia 346.49 373.02
20 Belgium 328.18 352.02
21 Denmark 297.25 322.29
22 Austria 280.36 320.18
23 Brazil 234.22 237.98
24 Poland 216.64 210.75
25 Finland 191.91 195.96
26 Norway 123.09 150.3
27 Czech Republic 120.68 126.51
28 Portugal 123.7 118.04
29 Ireland 116.83 117.86
30 Argentina 105.55 99.07
31 New Zealand 120.5 96.41
32 Chile 76.03 95.48
33 Greece 90.16 91.63
34 Mexico 77.87 84.61
35 South Africa 81.61 81.72
36 Turkey 59.07 80.39
37 Hungary 54.91 79.2
38 Saudi Arabia 76.92 77.45
39 Iran 58.55 68.88
40 Ukraine 28.58 37.11
41 Slovenia 43.2 36.4
42 Thailand 26.07 22.76
43 Estonia 13.24 22.32
44 Romania 17.46 21.49
45 Croatia 21.86 17.6
46 Serbia 13.95 17
47 Malaysia 14.14 16.87
48 Lithuania 11.26 16.86
49 Egypt 12.04 14.37
50 Slovakia 12.57 14.19

Each year, the Nature Index publishes tables based on counts of high-quality research outputs in the previous calendar year. It is important for users to understand that the data behind the tables are based on a relatively small proportion of total research papers, that they cover the natural sciences only and that outputs are non-normalized (that is, they don’t reflect the size of the country or institution, or its overall research output). We encourage users to combine the free-to-access Nature Index data with information from other sources.

The tables were last updated on 30 August 2017 with the most recent institution and article corrections.

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