2019 tables: Institutions - corporate

The 2019 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2017 Share 2018 Count 2018 Change in Adjusted Share 2017-2018*
1 Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), Japan 7.11 16.56 39 119.9%
2 Samsung Group, South Korea 15.03 15.72 71 -1.3%
3 GNS Science, New Zealand 17.04 15.43 64 -14.5%
4 China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC), China 8.02 12.83 195 50.9%
5 FiberHome Technologies Group, China 7.28 10.37 90 34.5%
6 Toyota Group, Japan 7.99 9.53 25 12.6%
7 BGI, China 6.52 6.83 32 -1.1%
8 China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), China 4.25 6.69 44 48.7%
9 Formosa Plastics Group, Taiwan 7.52 6.49 27 -18.5%
10 Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, Japan 5.69 6.46 21 7.2%
11 Hitachi, Ltd., Japan 4.82 6.23 26 21.9%
12 Jinchuan Group Co., Ltd., China 3.91 6.03 30 45.5%
13 Toshiba Corporation, Japan 7.91 5.28 8 -37.0%
14 China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), China 0.80 5.09 18 501.7%
15 National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Ltd. (NIWA), New Zealand 4.04 5.01 42 17.2%
16 Shanghai Jiahua Poly Battery Technology Co., Ltd., China 0.65 4.25 13 516.4%
17 Shimadzu Corporation, Japan 1.97 3.38 14 62.3%
18 JEOL Ltd., Japan 2.43 3.13 24 22.0%
19 China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC), China 1.97 3.06 12 46.7%
20 Mitsubishi Group, Japan 3.69 3.03 21 -22.5%
21 China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina), China 4.67 2.97 14 -40.0%
22 Chengdu Institute of Organic Chemistry (CIOC), CAS, China 2.72 2.72 8 -5.8%
23 Synfuels China Technology Co., Ltd., China 1.23 2.57 15 96.6%
24 Rigaku Corporation, Japan 2.48 2.37 14 -9.5%
25 Tata Group, India 0.20 2.17 12 932.3%
26 Eisai Co., Ltd., Japan 2.27 2.06 14 -14.5%
27 South Australian Water Corporation (SA Water), Australia 2.23 2.06 6 -12.9%
28 Piramal Enterprises Limited, India 2.00 2 N/A
29 Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd., Japan 0.49 1.90 14 266.3%
30 China National Tobacco Company (CNTC), China 3.29 1.88 10 -46.1%
31 Sinopec Corporation, China 1.70 1.83 27 1.7%
32 Peptide Institute, Inc., Japan 0.88 1.83 2 97.8%
33 ToolGen, Inc., South Korea 0.62 1.74 3 166.1%
34 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., China 1.01 1.69 87 57.9%
35 Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR), Japan 1.04 1.64 5 49.3%
36 Hunan Changling Petrochemical Technology Development Co., Ltd., China 0.19 1.57 6 682.9%
37 Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd., Japan 0.33 1.55 12 340.0%
38 State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), China 0.86 1.53 12 67.8%
39 Scion, New Zealand 0.29 1.51 11 383.3%
40 Panasonic Corporation, Japan 1.77 1.50 2 -20.2%
41 WuXi AppTec, China 0.99 1.46 14 39.2%
42 FujiFilm Corporation, Japan 2.02 1.42 14 -33.4%
43 Sony Corporation, Japan 2.21 1.40 3 -40.4%
44 Sosei Co., Ltd., Japan 1.58 1.38 8 -18.0%
45 Toray Industries, Inc., Japan 0.78 1.28 13 53.8%
46 LG Corporation, South Korea 0.95 1.26 6 25.7%
47 The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Ltd., New Zealand 0.99 1.25 23 19.2%
48 Astellas Pharma Inc., Japan 0.01 1.24 9 14,083.3%
49 Sydney Water Corporation, Australia 1.18 2 N/A
50 Cooperative Research Centre for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment (CRC CARE), Australia 1.11 5 N/A
51 China State Institute of Pharmaceutical Industry (CSIPI), China 0.22 1.08 11 354.0%
52 Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), China 0.21 1.04 4 369.8%
53 Tamura Corporation, Japan 0.49 1.01 6 94.8%
54 NEC Corporation, Japan 0.19 1.00 1 389.4%
54 SCIOCS Co. Ltd., Japan 1.00 1 N/A
55 Novel Crystal Technology, Inc., Japan 0.13 1.00 5 604.0%
56 Novogene Co., Ltd., China 0.20 0.95 7 359.5%
57 Yancheng Fangyuan Envirmental Protection Technology Ltd., China 0.33 0.94 21 168.1%
57 Nanjing Jiusi High-Tech Co., Ltd., China 0.33 0.94 21 168.1%
57 China National Building Materials Group Corporation (CNBM), China 0.33 0.94 21 168.1%
58 Beijing Oriental Yuhong Waterproof Technology Co., Ltd., China 0.90 4 N/A
58 CHO Pharma Inc., Taiwan 0.90 2 N/A
59 General Research Institute for Nonferrous Metals (GRINM), China 0.56 0.89 4 49.0%
60 AmorePacific Corporation, South Korea 0.05 0.87 3 1,701.7%
61 Foxconn Technology Group, Taiwan 1.23 0.86 8 -34.4%
62 Stanley Electric Co., Ltd., Japan 0.86 1 N/A
63 Advantest Laboratories Ltd., Japan 0.80 1 N/A
63 Takasago International Corporation, Japan 0.80 1 N/A
64 NHK Science and Technology Research Laboratories (NHK STRL), Japan 0.78 1 N/A
65 Yichang Humanwell Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., China 0.77 2 N/A
66 HEC Pharm, China 1.00 0.75 1 -29.2%
67 EONE Laboratories, South Korea 0.40 0.73 2 73.0%
68 TCL Corporation, China 0.04 0.71 1 1,518.0%
69 Zhejiang Provincial Engineering Research Center of Industrial Boiler and Furnace Flue Gas Pollution Control, China 0.20 0.70 2 230.3%
70 Seqwater, Australia 0.69 3 N/A
71 Shenhua Group Corporation Limited, China 0.37 0.69 3 74.1%
72 Hamamatsu Photonics K.K., Japan 0.53 0.69 2 21.6%
73 Metabolomics Australia (MA), Australia 0.34 0.69 5 90.6%
74 Health and Kampo Institute, Japan 0.67 1 N/A
75 Kowa Company, Ltd., Japan 0.03 0.66 9 1,925.3%
76 Human Metabolome Technologies, Inc., Japan 0.64 1 N/A
77 Fuji Electric Co., Ltd., Japan 0.43 0.63 2 38.8%
78 Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd., Japan 0.57 0.62 2 3.6%
79 ULVAC, Inc., Japan 0.16 0.62 2 262.7%
80 Geneplus-Beijing Institute, China 0.60 2 N/A
81 Thorn Biosystems Pte Ltd., Singapore 0.02 0.60 1 2,216.7%
81 FEMTOBIOMED Incorporation, South Korea 0.60 1 N/A
82 Melbourne Water Corporation, Australia 0.63 0.59 12 -12.6%
83 Toei Scientific Industrial Co., Ltd., Japan 0.58 1 N/A
84 TDK Corporation, Japan 0.93 0.57 1 -41.9%
84 Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited (CATL), China 0.57 2 N/A
85 Takara Bio Inc., Japan 0.02 0.57 3 3,162.5%
86 Nippon Sheet Glass Group (NSG Group), Japan 0.39 0.56 7 36.3%
87 Alibaba Group Holding Limited, China 0.58 0.55 10 -10.6%
88 Jiangsu Aosaikang Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. (ASK), China 0.29 0.54 3 79.3%
88 China North Industries Group Corporation (NORINCO Group), China 0.28 0.54 4 84.5%
89 CSL Limited, Australia 0.14 0.52 3 246.1%
90 Konica Minolta, Inc., Japan 0.43 0.52 3 14.1%
91 LKK Health Products Group Ltd., China 0.02 0.51 3 2,210.1%
92 ST Engineering, Singapore 0.50 0.50 1 -5.6%
92 Amine Pharma Research Institute Co., Ltd., Japan 0.50 1 N/A
92 TCG Lifesciences Private Limited, India 0.50 1 N/A
92 Origin Energy Limited, Australia 0.50 2 N/A
92 Tohoku Steel Co., Ltd., Japan 0.50 1 N/A
92 Grirem Advanced Materials Co. Ltd., China 0.56 0.50 1 -16.4%
93 Korea Water Resources Corporation (K-water), South Korea 0.20 0.49 3 129.2%
94 Enkris Semiconductor Inc., China 0.48 2 N/A
95 Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., Japan 1.37 0.47 5 -67.7%
96 CPC Corporation, Taiwan, Taiwan 0.11 0.47 2 299.0%
97 Fujitsu Ltd., Japan 0.51 0.46 8 -14.2%
98 JSR Corporation, Japan 0.47 0.46 11 -6.6%
99 AIRES Pty Ltd., Australia 0.45 2 N/A
100 Aoi Electronics Co., Ltd., Japan 0.44 1 N/A
100 HUGEL, Inc., South Korea 0.44 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.