2016 tables: Institutions - chemistry - corporate

The 2016 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2015.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2015 Count 2015
1 Toyota Group, Japan 8.69 18
2 Samsung Group, South Korea 6.56 27
3 China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina), China 4.17 12
4 Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, Japan 3.81 10
5 Hitachi, Ltd., Japan 3.13 16
6 Mitsubishi Group, Japan 2.77 20
7 Formosa Plastics Group, Taiwan 2.32 8
8 Chengdu Institute of Organic Chemistry (CIOC), CAS, China 1.99 5
9 Eisai Co., Ltd., Japan 1.84 7
10 Peptide Institute, Inc., Japan 1.75 2
11 Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), Japan 1.69 3
12 FiberHome Technologies Group, China 1.65 15
12 China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC), China 1.65 15
13 Konica Minolta, Inc., Japan 1.55 3
14 Jinchuan Group Co., Ltd., China 1.55 8
15 China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC), China 1.50 6
16 Zhejiang NHU Company Ltd., China 1.41 6
17 LG Corporation, South Korea 1.34 4
18 Adeka Corporation, Japan 1.33 2
19 Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd., India 1.28 2
20 Teijin Ltd., Japan 1.19 4
21 Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Japan 1.17 4
22 GNS Science, New Zealand 1.06 17
23 JEOL Ltd., Japan 1.04 12
24 Foxconn Technology Group, Taiwan 1.03 4
25 AGC Inc., Japan 1.00 1
25 Beijing General Research Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (BGRIMM), China 1.00 1
26 Zhejiang Jinhua CONBA Bio-pharm. Co., Ltd. (JINHUA CONBA), China 0.97 3
27 Nitto Denko Corporation, Japan 0.93 2
28 JNC Corporation, Japan 0.93 2
29 Sharp Corporation, Japan 0.92 3
30 WuXi AppTec, China 0.85 6
31 Sinopec Corporation, China 0.85 5
32 Shanghai Jiahua Poly Battery Technology Co., Ltd., China 0.81 4
33 Toray Industries, Inc., Japan 0.81 6
34 Horiba, Ltd., Japan 0.75 2
35 China National Tobacco Company (CNTC), China 0.75 2
36 China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), China 0.72 3
37 China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), China 0.72 8
38 CHO Pharma Inc., Taiwan 0.65 1
39 FujiFilm Corporation, Japan 0.65 13
40 The Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI), Australia 0.64 2
41 Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd., Japan 0.63 7
42 Aten Porus Lifesciences Private Limited, India 0.60 1
42 MerLion Pharmaceuticals Pte Ltd., Singapore 0.60 1
43 Amano Enzyme Inc., Japan 0.58 1
44 Shenzhen Star Optoelectronic Technology Co., Ltd. (Star Opto), China 0.58 3
45 Xi'an Modern Chemistry Research Institute, China 0.57 2
46 Rigaku Corporation, Japan 0.56 3
47 Polyplastics Co., Ltd., Japan 0.50 1
47 Kawaken Fine Chemicals Co., Ltd., Japan 0.50 1
47 China Steel Corporation (CSC), Taiwan 0.50 1
47 Tianjin Heowns Biochemical Technology Co., Ltd., China 0.50 1
47 New United Group Co., Ltd., China 0.50 1
47 Asai Germanium Research Institute Co., Ltd., Japan 0.50 1
48 Sinopoly Battery Limited, China 0.48 2
49 Mitsui Chemicals, Inc., Japan 0.46 8
50 Long Time Technology Corp., Taiwan 0.45 2

Footnote

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