2021 tables: Institutions - chemistry - 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 China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC), China 6.54 5.20 84 -20.7%
2 FiberHome Technologies Group, China 6.03 5.00 57 -17.2%
3 WuXi AppTec, China 0.92 4.47 11 386.1%
4 Chengdu Institute of Organic Chemistry (CIOC), CAS, China 1.22 3.81 12 212.0%
5 China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina), China 2.88 3.42 14 18.4%
6 HitGen Inc., China 1.00 2.46 5 145.5%
7 Jinchuan Group Co., Ltd., China 4.57 2.08 13 -54.5%
8 China National Tobacco Company (CNTC), China 3.01 1.99 12 -34.2%
9 China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), China 0.46 1.82 10 291.9%
10 China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), China 1.35 1.82 13 33.8%
11 HEC Pharm, China 1.24 2 N/A
12 Sinopec Corporation, China 3.09 1.12 17 -63.6%
13 Zhejiang NHU Company Ltd., China 0.59 0.81 2 37.2%
14 JX Technologies, China 0.75 1 N/A
15 Suzhou Xingshuo Nanotech Company, China 0.19 0.74 2 284.8%
16 Synfuels China Technology Co., Ltd., China 1.90 0.72 8 -62.2%
17 Hunan Changling Petrochemical Technology Development Co., Ltd., China 1.01 0.70 4 -30.8%
18 Zhejiang Jinhua CONBA Bio-pharm. Co., Ltd. (JINHUA CONBA), China 0.89 0.65 5 -27.3%
19 China Automotive Battery Research Institute Co., Ltd (CABRI), China 0.46 0.60 3 29.0%
19 Zhejiang Raybow Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., China 0.60 1 N/A
20 Shanghai Suxin Biotechnology Co., Ltd., China 0.50 0.54 2 6.9%
21 Shaanxi Haisheng Fresh Fruit Juice Co., Ltd., China 0.83 0.50 1 -40.1%
21 Launch-Pharma Technologies, China 0.50 1 N/A
22 Shanghai Jiahua Poly Battery Technology Co., Ltd., China 3.23 0.49 3 -84.8%
23 BGI, China 0.81 0.47 3 -41.7%
24 Sinosteel Corporation, China 0.09 0.45 8 374.9%
25 North China Pharmaceutical Group Corporation (NCPC), China 0.17 0.43 1 156.6%
26 Shanghai Aerospace Equipment Manufacture LTD., China 0.38 2 N/A
27 Guangzhou Lee & Man Technology Company Limited, China 0.29 0.37 2 28.1%
28 China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC), China 0.34 1 N/A
29 GoldenKeys High-Tech Materials Co., Ltd., China 0.33 0.33 1 -0.2%
29 Sanming Hexafluo Chemicals Company, Ltd., China 0.33 1 N/A
29 Guangzhou Hexin Instrument Co., Ltd., China 0.33 1 N/A
29 SAIC Motor Corporation Limited (SAIC Motor), China 0.33 1 N/A
30 China Southern Power Grid Co., Ltd. (CSG), China 0.31 2 N/A
31 State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), China 0.09 0.31 6 237.7%
32 Tencent, China 0.30 1 N/A
32 Biomics Biotechnologies Co., Ltd., China 0.30 1 N/A
32 Beijing Abace Biotechnology Co., Ltd, China 0.30 1 N/A
33 Asymchem Labs., China 0.23 0.29 2 26.7%
34 Shandong Kangqiao Biotechnology Co., Ltd., China 0.14 0.29 2 99.6%
34 Huadong Medicine Co., Ltd., China 0.17 0.29 1 71.1%
34 Jiangsu Aosaikang Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. (ASK), China 0.29 1 N/A
35 Poly OptoElectronics TECH. Ltd., China 0.23 0.27 1 16.6%
36 Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited (CATL), China 0.27 2 N/A
37 Yancheng Fangyuan Envirmental Protection Technology Ltd., China 0.09 0.26 10 184.4%
37 Nanjing Jiusi High-Tech Co., Ltd., China 0.09 0.26 10 184.4%
37 China National Building Materials Group Corporation (CNBM), China 0.09 0.26 10 184.4%
38 TCL Corporation, China 0.63 0.25 1 -60.6%
38 Simcere Pharmaceutical Group, China 0.25 1 N/A
38 NingBo iGeneTec Technology Co., Ltd., China 0.25 1 N/A
38 Kemai Chemical Co., Ltd., China 0.25 1 N/A
38 Shenzhen Webio Co., Ltd., China 0.25 1 N/A
38 Shaanxi Coal and Chemical Industry Technology Development Center Co., Ltd., China 0.25 1 N/A
39 Datong Coal Mine Group Co., Ltd., China 0.23 1 N/A
40 Beijing Ability Technology Company Limited, China 0.22 1 N/A
40 Yunnan Yunjing Forestry and Pulp Mill Co., Ltd., China 0.22 1 N/A
41 EFlexPV Limited, China 0.07 0.22 3 230.2%
42 Accendatech Co., Ltd., China 0.21 1 N/A
42 Wanhua Industrial Group Co., Ltd., China 0.21 1 N/A
43 Organtec Ltd., China 0.08 0.20 1 159.5%
43 QiLu Pharmaceutical (HaiNan) Company, Ltd., China 0.13 0.20 1 59.7%
43 Nano and Advanced Materials Institute Limited (NAMI), China 0.20 1 N/A
43 China Tabacco Guizhou Industrial Co. Ltd., China 0.20 1 N/A
43 Shanghai Pharmaceuticals Holding Co., Ltd., China 0.20 1 N/A
43 Ningbo Electric Power Design Institute, China 0.20 1 N/A
44 National Optoelectronics Innovation Center (NOEIC), China 0.19 1 N/A
45 Chengdu Kanghong Pharmaceutical Group Co., Ltd., China 0.18 1 N/A
45 Liaoning Starry Sky Sodium-ion Battery Co., Ltd., China 0.18 1 N/A
45 CITIC Group Corporation, China 0.18 1 N/A
46 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., China 0.34 0.18 10 -46.7%
47 China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC), China 0.15 0.17 1 8.1%
47 General Research Institute for Nonferrous Metals (GRINM), China 0.50 0.17 1 -66.7%
47 BCEG Environmental Remediation Co., Ltd., China 0.17 1 N/A
47 Zhejiang Nanjiao Chemistry Co., Ltd., China 0.17 1 N/A
47 State Grid Sichuan Electric Power Company, China 0.17 1 N/A
47 LONGi Solar Technology Co., Ltd., China 0.17 1 N/A
47 Aliex Technology Group Co., Ltd,, China 0.17 1 N/A
47 Zhejiang Xinguang Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., China 0.17 2 N/A
47 NCS Testing Technology Co Ltd, China 0.17 1 N/A
47 Sichuan EM Technology Co., Ltd., China 0.17 1 N/A
47 Shanghai Omicsolution Co., Ltd., China 0.17 1 N/A
48 China State Institute of Pharmaceutical Industry (CSIPI), China 0.41 0.17 4 -59.8%
49 Changsha Tianci Biomedical Technology Co., Ltd., China 0.15 1 N/A
50 ENN Energy Holdings Ltd., China 0.06 0.14 2 129.3%

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.