2021 tables: Institutions - corporate

The 2021 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2019 Share 2020 Count 2020 Change in Adjusted Share 2019-2020*
1 Toyota Group, Japan 16.79 15.39 38 -11.6%
2 Samsung Group, South Korea 10.36 15.09 76 40.4%
3 Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), Japan 17.60 12.59 24 -31.0%
4 China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC), China 14.16 11.93 273 -18.8%
5 GNS Science, New Zealand 15.45 10.92 64 -31.8%
6 Formosa Plastics Group, Taiwan 5.70 10.31 34 74.4%
7 FiberHome Technologies Group, China 11.83 9.49 108 -22.7%
8 Hitachi, Ltd., Japan 2.16 8.49 32 279.2%
9 China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), China 3.66 8.25 47 117.4%
10 BGI, China 10.33 7.74 52 -27.8%
11 China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina), China 4.74 6.67 23 35.9%
12 WuXi AppTec, China 1.59 4.78 18 189.6%
13 National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Ltd. (NIWA), New Zealand 2.88 4.75 39 59.0%
14 China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), China 1.87 4.71 26 142.3%
15 Chengdu Institute of Organic Chemistry (CIOC), CAS, China 1.22 3.81 12 201.5%
16 NHK Science and Technology Research Laboratories (NHK STRL), Japan 0.50 3.37 5 550.5%
17 Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, Japan 4.71 3.27 17 -33.1%
18 Shimadzu Corporation, Japan 3.69 3.20 15 -16.5%
19 Mitsubishi Group, Japan 2.35 3.08 16 26.3%
20 China National Tobacco Company (CNTC), China 3.44 2.99 18 -16.0%
21 Panasonic Corporation, Japan 1.73 2.88 7 60.3%
22 LG Corporation, South Korea 1.99 2.76 12 33.9%
23 Rigaku Corporation, Japan 2.70 2.47 17 -12.0%
24 HitGen Inc., China 1.00 2.46 5 137.3%
25 CETHIK Group Corporation, China 2.39 8 N/A
26 Jinchuan Group Co., Ltd., China 4.79 2.19 14 -55.9%
27 China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC), China 2.63 2.09 11 -23.2%
28 FujiFilm Corporation, Japan 1.05 2.06 7 88.6%
29 Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR), New Zealand 0.80 1.89 4 128.2%
30 Sinopec Corporation, China 3.20 1.89 22 -43.1%
31 State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), China 0.82 1.82 14 114.5%
32 Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Japan 1.20 1.63 8 30.7%
33 Scion, New Zealand 0.40 1.63 10 290.7%
34 JEOL Ltd., Japan 4.60 1.60 17 -66.6%
35 Toshiba Corporation, Japan 4.85 1.50 4 -70.2%
36 Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd., Japan 1.40 1.38 7 -5.0%
37 The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Ltd., New Zealand 1.26 1.36 23 4.4%
38 Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR), Japan 1.08 1.31 4 17.7%
39 Novel Crystal Technology, Inc., Japan 0.51 1.29 2 143.9%
40 Zhejiang NHU Company Ltd., China 0.59 1.28 3 109.1%
41 Kao Corporation, Japan 0.70 1.25 4 72.9%
42 Nippi. Inc., Japan 1.31 1.25 2 -8.0%
42 Sumitomo Riko Company Limited, Japan 1.25 2 N/A
43 HEC Pharm, China 1.24 2 N/A
44 Asahi Kasei Corporation, Japan 0.41 1.13 4 165.4%
45 China North Industries Group Corporation (NORINCO Group), China 0.25 1.13 2 333.9%
46 ULVAC, Inc., Japan 0.24 1.12 5 346.2%
47 Sydney Water Corporation, Australia 1.03 3 N/A
48 Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd., Japan 2.02 1.00 7 -52.2%
49 Nissan Chemical Corporation, Japan 0.49 1.00 3 96.4%
49 SCIOCS Co. Ltd., Japan 0.95 1.00 1 1.0%
49 KYOCERA Corporation, Japan 0.20 1.00 1 382.1%
50 Astellas Pharma Inc., Japan 0.01 0.97 5 8,064.4%
51 Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd., Japan 0.02 0.96 3 4,788.2%
52 Seikagaku Corporation, Japan 0.95 2 N/A
53 Baidu Inc., China 0.94 4 N/A
54 Shanghai Jiahua Poly Battery Technology Co., Ltd., China 3.59 0.91 5 -75.4%
55 Cellivery, South Korea 0.89 1 N/A
56 Horiba, Ltd., Japan 0.28 0.89 7 208.3%
57 Wilmar International Limited, Singapore 0.88 1 N/A
58 TCL Corporation, China 0.78 0.87 2 7.4%
59 EnGeneIC Ltd., Australia 0.85 1 N/A
60 Novogene Co., Ltd., China 0.34 0.84 12 136.7%
61 Microbial Screening Technologies, Australia 0.48 0.83 3 65.5%
62 Tata Group, India 0.39 0.83 9 103.0%
63 TDK Corporation, Japan 0.46 0.83 4 74.8%
64 Synfuels China Technology Co., Ltd., China 1.90 0.82 9 -58.3%
65 Foxconn Technology Group, Taiwan 1.03 0.82 6 -23.5%
66 Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Japan 0.33 0.82 3 136.5%
67 CSL Limited, Australia 0.26 0.80 4 190.0%
68 Sony Corporation, Japan 1.45 0.79 3 -47.7%
69 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., China 1.06 0.76 40 -30.9%
70 JX Technologies, China 0.75 1 N/A
71 Suzhou Xingshuo Nanotech Company, China 0.19 0.74 2 271.8%
72 Topchoice Group, China 1.06 0.74 11 -32.8%
73 Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd., Japan 0.71 2 N/A
74 Fosun Pharma, China 0.71 1 N/A
75 Beijing Drainage Group Co., Ltd. (BDG), China 0.21 0.70 2 215.6%
76 China National Pharmaceutical Group (Sinopharm), China 0.70 2 N/A
77 Hunan Changling Petrochemical Technology Development Co., Ltd., China 1.01 0.70 4 -33.1%
78 Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (TSMC), Taiwan 0.05 0.69 7 1,342.0%
79 China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC Group), China 0.56 0.68 4 16.9%
80 Hamamatsu Photonics K.K., Japan 1.40 0.68 5 -53.2%
81 PeptiDream Inc., Japan 0.01 0.67 1 4,656.9%
81 Natsume Optical Corporation (NOC), Japan 0.67 2 N/A
82 Beijing OriginWater Technology Co., Ltd. (BOW), China 0.11 0.66 3 473.4%
83 Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., Japan 1.14 0.65 4 -44.6%
84 Zhejiang Jinhua CONBA Bio-pharm. Co., Ltd. (JINHUA CONBA), China 0.89 0.65 5 -29.8%
85 JT Biohistory Research Hall (BRH), Japan 0.64 2 N/A
86 Canon Inc., Japan 0.64 2 N/A
87 Trajan Scientific and Medical, Australia 0.36 0.61 2 66.7%
88 Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd., Japan 0.08 0.61 3 610.8%
89 GrandOmics Biosciences, China 0.30 0.61 2 93.0%
90 Tencent, China 0.20 0.60 3 191.6%
91 China Automotive Battery Research Institute Co., Ltd (CABRI), China 0.87 0.60 3 -33.8%
91 Ricoh Company, Ltd., Japan 1.18 0.60 1 -51.1%
91 Adamant Namiki Precision Jewel Co., Ltd., Japan 0.60 1 N/A
91 Zhejiang Raybow Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., China 0.60 1 N/A
92 AmorePacific Corporation, South Korea 0.58 2 N/A
93 AbTis Co., Ltd., South Korea 0.57 1 N/A
94 South Australian Water Corporation (SA Water), Australia 0.34 0.57 2 61.5%
95 Takii and Company, Limited, Japan 0.56 1 N/A
96 Shanghai Aerospace Equipment Manufacture LTD., China 0.56 3 N/A
97 Sosei Co., Ltd., Japan 0.68 0.56 4 -21.3%
98 Shanghai Qi Zhi Institute, China 0.55 5 N/A
99 Shanghai Suxin Biotechnology Co., Ltd., China 0.50 0.54 2 3.3%
100 ENEOS Corporation, Japan 0.08 0.53 2 517.1%

Footnote

Each year, the Nature Index publishes tables based on counts of high-quality research outputs in the previous calendar year. Users please note:

  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.