2020 tables: Institutions - chemistry - corporate

The 2020 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2018 Share 2019 Count 2019 Change in Adjusted Share 2018-2019*
1 Toyota Group, Japan 3.37 12.75 24 252.8%
2 China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC), China 5.25 6.54 82 16.1%
3 FiberHome Technologies Group, China 4.27 6.03 52 31.7%
4 Samsung Group, South Korea 6.05 4.67 23 -28.0%
5 Jinchuan Group Co., Ltd., China 5.59 4.57 21 -23.8%
6 Shimadzu Corporation, Japan 3.23 3.49 7 0.6%
7 Shanghai Jiahua Poly Battery Technology Co., Ltd., China 3.58 3.23 10 -15.8%
8 Sinopec Corporation, China 1.05 3.09 11 174.1%
9 China National Tobacco Company (CNTC), China 1.27 3.01 7 121.4%
10 Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), Japan 3.10 2.92 5 -12.1%
11 China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina), China 2.97 2.88 14 -9.5%
12 Rigaku Corporation, Japan 2.09 2.63 15 17.3%
13 JEOL Ltd., Japan 2.35 2.54 18 0.8%
14 Piramal Enterprises Limited, India 2.00 2.00 2 -6.8%
15 Synfuels China Technology Co., Ltd., China 2.52 1.90 11 -29.8%
16 Mitsubishi Group, Japan 1.56 1.75 10 4.4%
17 Takasago International Corporation, Japan 0.80 1.61 2 87.2%
18 Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, Japan 2.10 1.60 3 -28.8%
19 Ajinomoto Co., Inc., Japan 0.24 1.55 4 508.8%
20 Panasonic Corporation, Japan 1.50 1.55 4 -3.5%
21 China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), China 1.67 1.35 10 -24.4%
22 GNS Science, New Zealand 1.19 1.32 24 3.7%
23 Xi'an Modern Chemistry Research Institute, China 1.29 3 N/A
24 LG Corporation, South Korea 0.29 1.27 6 305.0%
25 Chengdu Institute of Organic Chemistry (CIOC), CAS, China 2.72 1.22 7 -58.3%
26 Shenhua Group Corporation Limited, China 0.69 1.13 3 52.3%
27 CapitalBio Corporation, China 0.14 1.10 5 630.3%
28 Hunan Changling Petrochemical Technology Development Co., Ltd., China 1.57 1.01 4 -40.2%
29 Toshiba Corporation, Japan 1.00 1 N/A
29 HitGen Inc., China 1.00 1 N/A
30 Formosa Plastics Group, Taiwan 1.00 1.00 6 -6.7%
31 Nippon Chemical Industrial Co., Ltd., Japan 0.42 0.95 2 111.7%
32 AGC Inc., Japan 0.94 2 N/A
33 WuXi AppTec, China 0.34 0.92 1 148.3%
34 Research Institute of Industrial Science and Technology (RIST), South Korea 0.90 3 N/A
35 Zhejiang Jinhua CONBA Bio-pharm. Co., Ltd. (JINHUA CONBA), China 0.29 0.89 4 185.2%
36 Shaanxi Haisheng Fresh Fruit Juice Co., Ltd., China 0.20 0.83 2 288.4%
37 BGI, China 2.15 0.81 6 -65.0%
38 NEC Solution Innovators, Ltd., Japan 0.75 1 N/A
39 Invictus Oncology Pvt. Ltd., India 0.69 1 N/A
40 Ricoh Company, Ltd., Japan 0.68 1 N/A
41 Nippi. Inc., Japan 0.67 1 N/A
42 TCL Corporation, China 0.63 2 N/A
43 Precision System Science Co., Ltd., Japan 0.02 0.62 2 3,540.2%
44 Beijing Oriental Yuhong Waterproof Technology Co., Ltd., China 0.90 0.62 3 -36.1%
45 Zhejiang NHU Company Ltd., China 0.35 0.59 2 57.4%
46 Sosei Co., Ltd., Japan 0.02 0.56 3 3,197.0%
47 Kao Corporation, Japan 0.56 1 N/A
48 Unisoku Co., Ltd., Japan 0.08 0.54 3 499.2%
49 Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd., Japan 0.98 0.50 6 -52.1%
50 Shanghai Suxin Biotechnology Co., Ltd., China 0.40 0.50 1 16.5%
50 NHK Science and Technology Research Laboratories (NHK STRL), Japan 0.78 0.50 1 -40.1%
50 Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan 0.50 1 N/A
50 Beijing Syngentech Co., LTD., China 0.50 1 N/A
50 Denka Company Limited, Japan 0.50 1 N/A
50 Porton Fine Chemicals Ltd., China 0.50 1 N/A
50 Korea Water Resources Corporation (K-water), South Korea 0.50 1 N/A
50 Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd., Japan 0.50 1 N/A
50 Kureha Corporation, Japan 0.50 1 N/A
50 Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd., Taiwan 0.50 1 N/A
50 Lichem Co., Ltd., South Korea 0.50 1 N/A
50 Grirem Advanced Materials Co. Ltd., China 0.50 0.50 1 -6.8%
50 General Research Institute for Nonferrous Metals (GRINM), China 0.89 0.50 1 -47.7%

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.