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SOUTH AFRICA profile

Population (2015) : 54,956,920 (People)

GDP (2015) : 312,797.6 (Million $)

To draw upon the existing strengths of the national system of innovation while addressing the need to enhance its research infrastructure and to create a workforce for advanced technology businesses that support the country’s future competitiveness and enhanced quality of life.
INDICATORS
FUNDING & INVESTMENT
Time Quantity Unit Source Last Update Rank
Research & development expenditure
2008/01/01 2008/12/31 0.93 Percent 2013/07/01 32th
HUMAN CAPITAL
Time Quantity Unit Source Last Update Rank
Population
2015/01/01 2015/12/31 54,956,920 People 2016/08/01 22th
Researchers in R&D (per million people)
2008/01/01 2008/12/31 393 People 2013/07/01 46th
SCIENCE
Time Quantity Unit Source Last Update Rank
Average citation per nano-article
2016/01/01 2016/12/31 1.32 citation per article 2017/04/01 34th
Five year average citation per nano-article
2016/01/01 2016/12/31 6.35 citation per article 2017/05/02 45th
Five year h-Index of nano-articles
2016/01/01 2016/12/31 41.00 -- 2017/04/18 37th
h-Index of nano-articles
2016/01/01 2016/12/31 11.00 -- 2017/04/01 26th
ISI indexed articles
2016/01/01 2016/12/31 15,133 Article 2017/04/01 28th
ISI indexed nano-articles
2016/01/01 2016/12/31 860 Article 2017/05/01 36th
Local share in nanoscience
2016/01/01 2016/12/31 5.56 Percent 2017/04/01 65th
National priority in nanoscience
2016/01/01 2016/12/31 0.61 -- 2017/04/01 64th
Number of nano-articles per GDP(ppp)
2015/01/01 2015/12/31 0.91 Article per billion $ 2016/08/01 54th
Number of nano-articles per Million people
2015/01/01 2015/12/31 11.94 Article per million people 2016/08/01 60th
Share of international collaboration in nanoscience
2016/01/01 2016/12/31 56.86 Percent 2017/01/01 85th
Total number of citations to nano-articles
2016/01/01 2016/12/31 1,138 Citation 2017/04/01 34th
INNOVATION
Time Quantity Unit Source Last Update Rank
Nanotechnology patents in EPO
2016/01/01 2016/12/31 4 Patent 2017/01/10 31th
Nanotechnology patents in EPO - (Old method)
2015/01/01 2015/12/31 18 Patent 2016/01/01 23th
Nanotechnology patents in German patent office (DPMA)
2015/01/01 2015/12/31 0 Patent 2015/12/31 -
Nanotechnology patents in German patent office (DPMA) - (Old method)
2015/01/01 2015/12/31 0 Patent 2016/01/01 -
Nanotechnology patents in USPTO
2016/01/01 2016/12/31 6 Patent 2017/01/10 31th
Nanotechnology patents in USPTO - (Old method)
2015/01/01 2015/12/31 13 Patent 2016/01/01 29th
Nanotechnology published patent applications in EPO
2016/01/01 2016/12/31 1 Patent 2017/01/10 38th
Nanotechnology published patent applications in EPO - (Old method)
2015/01/01 2015/12/31 2 Patent 2016/01/01 39th
Nanotechnology published patent applications in German patent office (DPMA)
2015/01/01 2015/12/31 1 Patent 2015/12/31 14th
Nanotechnology published patent applications in German patent office (DPMA) - (Old method)
2015/01/01 2015/12/31 1 Patent 2016/01/01 22th
Nanotechnology published patent applications in USPTO
2016/01/01 2016/12/31 4 Patent 2017/04/30 36th
Nanotechnology published patent applications in USPTO - (Old method)
2015/01/01 2015/12/31 22 Patent 2016/01/01 32th
Ratio of nanotechnology patents to nano-articles
2016/01/01 2016/12/31 1.78 Patents per 100 articles 2017/01/10 40th
Sum of nanotechnology patents in USPTO and EPO
2016/01/01 2016/12/31 10 Patent 2017/01/10 31th
INDUSTRY
Time Quantity Unit Source Last Update Rank
GDP per Capita (ppp)
2015/01/01 2015/12/31 12,390 $ 2016/08/01 63th
Gross domestic product (GDP)
2015/01/01 2015/12/31 312,797.6 Million $ 2016/08/01 30th
Gross domestic product (ppp)
2015/01/01 2015/12/31 723,516.0 Million $ 2016/08/01 28th
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