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Ranking and Score: Malaysia and other Selected Countries in Global Innovation Index (GII), 2016-2021

COUNTRY / ECONOMY INCOME 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016
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Switzerland HI 1 65.50 1 66.08 1 67.24 1 68.40 1 67.69 1 66.28
Sweden HI 2 63.10 2 62.47 2 63.65 3 63.08 2 63.82 2 63.57
USA HI 3 61.30 3 60.56 3 61.73 6 59.81 4 61.40 4 61.40
United Kingdom HI 4 59.80 4 59.78 5 61.30 4 60.13 5 60.89 3 61.93
Republic of Korea HI 5 59.30 10 56.11 11 56.55 12 56.63 11 57.70 11 57.15
Netherlands HI 6 58.60 5 58.76 4 61.44 2 63.32 3 63.36 9 58.29
Finland HI 7 58.40 7 57.02 6 59.83 7 59.63 8 58.49 5 59.90
Singapore HI 8 57.80 8 56.61 8 58.37 5 59.83 7 58.69 6 59.16
Denmark HI 9 57.30 6 57.53 7 58.44 8 58.39 6 58.70 8 58.45
Germany HI 10 57.30 9 56.55 9 58.19 9 58.03 9 58.39 10 57.94
France HI 11 55.00 12 53.66 16 54.25 16 54.36 15 54.18 18 54.04
China UM 12 54.80 14 53.28 14 54.82 17 53.06 22 52.54 25 50.57
Japan HI 13 54.50 16 52.70 15 54.68 13 54.95 14 54.72 16 54.52
Hong Kong, China HI 14 53.70 11 54.24 13 55.54 14 54.62 16 53.88 14 55.69
Israel HI 15 53.40 13 53.55 10 57.43 11 56.79 17 53.88 21 52.28
Malaysia UM 36 41.90 33 42.42 35 42.68 35 43.16 37 42.72 35 43.36
Thailand UM 43 37.20 44 36.68 43 38.63 44 38.00 51 37.57 52 36.51
Vietnam LM 44 37.00 42 37.12 42 38.84 45 37.94 47 38.34 59 35.37
Philippines LM 51 35.30 50 35.19 54 36.18 73 31.56 73 32.48 74 31.83
 

Notes: HI - high income, UM-upper middle, LM-lower middle :
Number of participating countries: 132 countries (2021); 131 countries (2020); 129 countries (2019); 126 countries (2018); 127 countries (2017); 128 countries (2016); 

Source: https://www.wipo.int/edocs/pubdocs/en/wipo_pub_gii_2021.pdf

Summary

The table above shows the achievement of several countries in the Global Innovation Index for 2016-2021. Malaysia is categorised as an Upper Middle (UM) income country based on its gross national income (GNI) per capita. In 2021, Malaysia ranked 36th, drop 1 position from previous year.

Framework of The Global Innovation Index (GII), 2021

Carta GII 2021
Summary

The chart above shows the position of Malaysia in all criteria measured in the Global Innovation Index (GII) in 2021. In 2021, Malaysia ranked 36th out of 132 countries, drop 1 position from previous year. For innovation input sub-index, Malaysia was ranked 36th and ranked at 34th for innovation output sub-index.