2019 tables: Institutions - chemistry - 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 Samsung Group, South Korea 6.92 6.05 27 -17.8%
2 Jinchuan Group Co., Ltd., China 3.35 5.59 28 56.8%
3 China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC), China 2.71 5.25 67 82.6%
4 FiberHome Technologies Group, China 2.76 4.27 42 45.4%
5 Shanghai Jiahua Poly Battery Technology Co., Ltd., China 0.60 3.58 11 460.7%
6 Toyota Group, Japan 4.61 3.37 11 -31.4%
7 Shimadzu Corporation, Japan 1.54 3.23 10 96.6%
8 Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), Japan 0.09 3.10 7 3,203.5%
9 China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina), China 3.22 2.97 11 -13.2%
10 Chengdu Institute of Organic Chemistry (CIOC), CAS, China 2.72 2.72 8 -6.1%
11 Synfuels China Technology Co., Ltd., China 1.23 2.52 14 91.6%
12 JEOL Ltd., Japan 2.39 2.35 15 -7.4%
13 BGI, China 0.36 2.15 6 466.9%
14 Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, Japan 1.58 2.10 6 24.7%
15 Rigaku Corporation, Japan 2.41 2.09 13 -18.7%
16 Piramal Enterprises Limited, India 2.00 2 N/A
17 Hitachi, Ltd., Japan 2.00 1.84 11 -13.4%
18 Peptide Institute, Inc., Japan 0.88 1.83 2 97.0%
19 Eisai Co., Ltd., Japan 2.11 1.70 6 -24.2%
20 China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), China 1.08 1.67 11 44.7%
21 Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd., Japan 0.11 1.64 6 1,261.9%
22 Hunan Changling Petrochemical Technology Development Co., Ltd., China 0.19 1.57 6 679.8%
23 Mitsubishi Group, Japan 1.79 1.56 11 -18.0%
24 Panasonic Corporation, Japan 0.94 1.50 2 50.3%
25 China National Tobacco Company (CNTC), China 1.82 1.27 6 -34.6%
26 GNS Science, New Zealand 1.16 1.19 18 -4.1%
27 Sinopec Corporation, China 1.34 1.05 20 -26.5%
28 China State Institute of Pharmaceutical Industry (CSIPI), China 0.22 1.05 8 339.2%
29 Formosa Plastics Group, Taiwan 0.79 1.00 7 18.9%
30 Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd., Japan 0.04 0.98 6 2,010.6%
31 Beijing Oriental Yuhong Waterproof Technology Co., Ltd., China 0.90 4 N/A
31 CHO Pharma Inc., Taiwan 0.90 2 N/A
32 General Research Institute for Nonferrous Metals (GRINM), China 0.56 0.89 4 48.4%
33 Takasago International Corporation, Japan 0.80 1 N/A
34 Foxconn Technology Group, Taiwan 0.52 0.79 6 42.7%
35 Yancheng Fangyuan Envirmental Protection Technology Ltd., China 0.25 0.78 18 192.8%
35 Nanjing Jiusi High-Tech Co., Ltd., China 0.25 0.78 18 192.8%
35 China National Building Materials Group Corporation (CNBM), China 0.25 0.78 18 192.8%
36 NHK Science and Technology Research Laboratories (NHK STRL), Japan 0.78 1 N/A
37 Yichang Humanwell Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., China 0.77 2 N/A
38 HEC Pharm, China 1.00 0.75 1 -29.5%
39 China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), China 0.14 0.74 6 389.7%
40 Tata Group, India 0.15 0.74 6 347.7%
41 EONE Laboratories, South Korea 0.40 0.73 2 72.4%
42 ToolGen, Inc., South Korea 0.73 1 N/A
43 Cooperative Research Centre for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment (CRC CARE), Australia 0.72 3 N/A
44 Shenhua Group Corporation Limited, China 0.37 0.69 3 73.4%
45 Human Metabolome Technologies, Inc., Japan 0.64 1 N/A
46 Thorn Biosystems Pte Ltd., Singapore 0.60 1 N/A
47 TDK Corporation, Japan 0.57 1 N/A
47 Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited (CATL), China 0.57 2 N/A
48 Jiangsu Aosaikang Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. (ASK), China 0.29 0.54 3 78.6%
49 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., China 0.35 0.53 23 43.5%
50 TCG Lifesciences Private Limited, India 0.50 1 N/A
50 Grirem Advanced Materials Co. Ltd., China 0.56 0.50 1 -16.8%

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.