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 Samsung Group, South Korea 6.56 5.76 24 -6.6%
3 Shimadzu Corporation, Japan 0.01 2.92 10 20,668.2%
4 Mitsubishi Group, Japan 2.77 2.90 17 11.2%
5 China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina), China 4.17 2.87 12 -26.8%
6 China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC), China 1.65 2.58 22 66.4%
7 FiberHome Technologies Group, China 1.65 2.54 20 63.8%
8 Chengdu Institute of Organic Chemistry (CIOC), CAS, China 1.99 1.92 8 2.7%
9 Shanghai Jiahua Poly Battery Technology Co., Ltd., China 0.81 1.89 5 147.7%
10 Formosa Plastics Group, Taiwan 2.32 1.81 6 -16.8%
11 Panasonic Corporation, Japan 1.70 5 N/A
12 Jinchuan Group Co., Ltd., China 1.55 1.68 10 15.3%
13 Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, Japan 3.81 1.61 8 -54.9%
14 Takasago International Corporation, Japan 1.57 3 N/A
15 Zhejiang NHU Company Ltd., China 1.41 1.36 3 2.7%
16 Foxconn Technology Group, Taiwan 1.03 1.34 6 38.0%
17 Sinopec Corporation, China 0.85 1.27 5 58.2%
18 Peptide Institute, Inc., Japan 1.75 1.21 2 -26.2%
19 GNS Science, New Zealand 1.06 1.17 18 17.8%
20 Hitachi, Ltd., Japan 3.13 1.03 9 -64.9%
21 Sysmex Corporation, Japan 0.01 1.01 5 7,093.5%
22 The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC), China 1.00 1 N/A
23 JNC Corporation, Japan 0.93 0.94 3 8.1%
24 Rigaku Corporation, Japan 0.56 0.92 6 75.5%
25 LG Corporation, South Korea 1.34 0.90 4 -29.0%
26 China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), China 0.72 0.90 5 33.0%
27 NEC Corporation, Japan 0.24 0.89 3 290.0%
28 JEOL Ltd., Japan 1.04 0.84 8 -13.8%
29 Xi'an Modern Chemistry Research Institute, China 0.57 0.75 2 40.3%
30 Shenzhen Star Optoelectronic Technology Co., Ltd. (Star Opto), China 0.58 0.73 4 33.8%
31 Nippon Chemical Industrial Co., Ltd., Japan 0.70 1 N/A
31 Frontier Laboratories Ltd., Japan 0.70 1 N/A
32 State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), China 0.09 0.69 5 695.1%
33 Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., Japan 0.24 0.67 1 197.7%
33 Porton Fine Chemicals Ltd., China 0.67 1 N/A
33 ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Technical, China 0.67 2 N/A
33 Showa Denko K.K. (SDK), Japan 0.67 2 N/A
34 Teijin Ltd., Japan 1.19 0.66 3 -40.7%
35 Zhejiang Jinhua CONBA Bio-pharm. Co., Ltd. (JINHUA CONBA), China 0.97 0.64 2 -29.5%
36 Invictus Oncology Pvt. Ltd., India 0.64 1 N/A
37 Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd., Japan 0.63 0.63 5 6.8%
38 Sony Corporation, Japan 0.61 2 N/A
39 Toshiba Corporation, Japan 0.58 1 N/A
40 Synfuels China Technology Co., Ltd., China 0.23 0.54 3 155.4%
41 Mitsui Chemicals, Inc., Japan 0.46 0.54 5 24.9%
42 Konica Minolta, Inc., Japan 1.55 0.50 1 -65.8%
42 Sichuan LaYa Micro Technology Co. Ltd., China 0.50 1 N/A
42 Fuso Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd., Japan 0.50 1 N/A
42 GS Yuasa International Ltd., Japan 0.50 1 N/A
43 China North Industries Group Corporation (NORINCO Group), China 0.45 2 N/A
44 AU Optronics Corp. (AUO), Taiwan 0.34 0.44 1 39.3%
44 Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan 0.44 1 N/A
45 China National Tobacco Company (CNTC), China 0.75 0.43 2 -38.6%
46 Himeji-Ecotec Co., Ltd., Japan 0.40 1 N/A
47 WuXi AppTec, China 0.85 0.40 4 -50.5%
48 China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), China 0.72 0.40 4 -41.2%
49 Dowa Electronics Materials Co., Ltd., Japan 0.38 1 N/A
50 Wuhan Yaogu Bio-tech Co., Ltd., China 0.38 1 N/A

Footnote

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  1. The data behind the tables are based on a relatively small proportion of total research papers, they cover the natural sciences only and outputs are non-normalized (that is, they don’t reflect the size of the country or institution, or its overall research output).
  2. The Nature Index is one indicator of institutional research performance. The metrics of Count and Share used to order Nature Index listings are based on an institution’s or country’s publication output in 82 natural-science journals, selected on reputation by an independent panel of leading scientists in their fields.
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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.