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Per one million people, how many applications are filed under the patent cooperation treaty (PCT)?

EUOECD
 
Top group
Score
PCT Patent Applications
10
Japan
10.0
344.23
Sweden
10.0
319.35
Switzerland
10.0
313.40
9
South Korea
9.6
294.67
 
Upper middle group
8
Finland
8.3
250.60
Israel
8.1
243.08
7
Denmark
7.7
229.35
Germany
7.7
227.59
6
Netherlands
6.3
180.71
Austria
6.1
175.52
 
Lower middle group
5
USA
5.7
162.17
4
Luxembourg
4.9
132.07
Norway
4.8
130.93
Iceland
4.6
123.64
France
4.2
108.78
Belgium
4.1
105.70
3
Ireland
3.7
92.04
UK
3.6
90.40
Canada
3.3
78.06
Australia
3.1
72.95
 
Bottom group
2
Slovenia
2.8
60.83
Italy
2.7
58.26
New Zealand
2.5
49.76
Estonia
2.1
36.16
Spain
2.0
35.08
1
Malta
1.7
22.70
Hungary
1.7
22.54
Portugal
1.6
19.27
Czechia
1.6
18.80
Latvia
1.4
15.36
Turkey
1.4
12.99
Lithuania
1.3
11.62
Slovakia
1.3
10.92
Greece
1.3
10.89
Poland
1.3
9.09
Chile
1.3
9.06
Bulgaria
1.2
7.80
Croatia
1.2
7.30
Cyprus
1.2
6.70
Romania
1.1
3.53
Mexico
1.1
2.28
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