2017 tables: Institutions - chemistry - corporate

The 2017 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2016.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2015 Share 2016 Count 2016 Change in Adjusted Share 2015-2016*
1 Toyota Group, Japan 8.69 6.90 15 -15.6%
2 Shimadzu Corporation, Japan 0.01 2.92 10 20,668.2%
3 Mitsubishi Group, Japan 2.77 2.90 17 11.2%
4 Panasonic Corporation, Japan 1.70 5 N/A
5 Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, Japan 3.81 1.61 8 -54.9%
6 Takasago International Corporation, Japan 1.57 3 N/A
7 Peptide Institute, Inc., Japan 1.75 1.21 2 -26.2%
8 Hitachi, Ltd., Japan 3.13 1.03 9 -64.9%
9 Sysmex Corporation, Japan 0.01 1.01 5 7,093.5%
10 JNC Corporation, Japan 0.93 0.94 3 8.1%
11 Rigaku Corporation, Japan 0.56 0.92 6 75.5%
12 NEC Corporation, Japan 0.24 0.89 3 290.0%
13 JEOL Ltd., Japan 1.04 0.84 8 -13.8%
14 Nippon Chemical Industrial Co., Ltd., Japan 0.70 1 N/A
14 Frontier Laboratories Ltd., Japan 0.70 1 N/A
15 Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., Japan 0.24 0.67 1 197.7%
15 Showa Denko K.K. (SDK), Japan 0.67 2 N/A
16 Teijin Ltd., Japan 1.19 0.66 3 -40.7%
17 Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd., Japan 0.63 0.63 5 6.8%
18 Sony Corporation, Japan 0.61 2 N/A
19 Toshiba Corporation, Japan 0.58 1 N/A
20 Mitsui Chemicals, Inc., Japan 0.46 0.54 5 24.9%
21 Konica Minolta, Inc., Japan 1.55 0.50 1 -65.8%
21 Fuso Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd., Japan 0.50 1 N/A
21 GS Yuasa International Ltd., Japan 0.50 1 N/A
22 Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan 0.44 1 N/A
23 Himeji-Ecotec Co., Ltd., Japan 0.40 1 N/A
24 Dowa Electronics Materials Co., Ltd., Japan 0.38 1 N/A
25 Shionogi & Co., Ltd., Japan 0.40 0.35 6 -7.1%
26 TDK Corporation, Japan 0.31 1 N/A
27 Eisai Co., Ltd., Japan 1.84 0.31 6 -82.3%
28 Sharp Corporation, Japan 0.92 0.29 2 -66.2%
29 GlyTech, Inc., Japan 0.29 1 N/A
29 Shoko Co., Ltd., Japan 0.29 1 N/A
30 Toray Industries, Inc., Japan 0.81 0.28 7 -62.8%
31 Kowa Company, Ltd., Japan 0.01 0.28 5 1,869.7%
32 Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd., Japan 0.03 0.27 6 860.5%
33 Kanto Chemical Co., Inc., Japan 0.25 0.25 1 6.3%
33 Nitto Denko Corporation, Japan 0.93 0.25 1 -71.5%
33 Futaba Corporation, Japan 0.25 1 N/A
34 Menicon Co., Ltd., Japan 0.22 1 N/A
35 Kaneka Corporation, Japan 0.22 2 N/A
36 Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo K. K., Japan 0.17 0.21 1 36.7%
37 Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd., Japan 0.04 0.20 1 410.3%
37 JASCO Corporation, Japan 0.07 0.20 1 197.7%
37 Takahata Precision Japan Co. Ltd. (TPJP), Japan 0.20 1 N/A
37 INOAC Corporation, Japan 0.20 1 N/A
38 Sosho, Inc., Japan 0.17 1 N/A
38 Horiba, Ltd., Japan 0.75 0.17 1 -76.5%
39 Sosei Co., Ltd., Japan 0.01 0.15 5 987.7%
40 FujiFilm Corporation, Japan 0.65 0.15 8 -75.7%
41 Ube Industries Ltd., Japan 0.17 0.14 1 -8.9%
41 Colloidal Ink Co., Ltd., Japan 0.14 1 N/A
41 Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Japan 1.17 0.14 1 -87.1%
42 Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd., Japan 0.22 0.14 4 -34.0%
42 Inpex Corporation, Japan 0.22 0.14 4 -34.0%
43 Medicinal Chemistry Pharmaceuticals,Co.,Ltd., Japan 0.13 1 N/A
44 Toyo Gosei Co., Ltd., Japan 0.25 0.13 1 -46.8%
44 TPR ENPLA CO., LTD., Japan 0.13 1 N/A
45 Hamamatsu Photonics K.K., Japan 0.14 0.12 1 -12.5%
46 Fuji Die Co., Ltd., Japan 0.11 1 N/A
46 Reifycs Inc., Japan 0.11 1 N/A
46 Toagosei Co., Ltd., Japan 0.11 1 N/A
47 Suntory Holdings Limited, Japan 0.10 1 N/A
47 Temko Corporation, Japan 0.10 1 N/A
48 Nippon Sheet Glass Group (NSG Group), Japan 0.01 0.08 1 601.6%
49 Nikon Corporation, Japan 0.07 1 N/A
50 OIKE & Co., Ltd., Japan 0.05 1 N/A
50 ULVAC, Inc., Japan 0.05 1 N/A
50 Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. (DNP), Japan 0.05 1 N/A
50 Sumitomo Precision Products Co., Ltd., Japan 0.05 1 N/A
50 ZEON Corporation, Japan 0.05 1 N/A

Footnote

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*The change in adjusted Share accounts for the small annual variation in the total number of articles in Nature Index journals. Share values have been adjusted to 2020 levels to calculate the percentage change. For more information on the adjustment, please see the Adjusted metric explainer.