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 In regional economics, the technological level, political system, population distribution, natural resource status, etc. in the region have a great impact on the economic activities of the region. Science as the "primary productive force" Technology is closely related to regional urbanization and urban economic issues, spatial structure, regional productivity layout, resource development and utilization and other issuesTechnological progress directly promotes social and economic growth.

 As an important indicator for measuring technological innovation, patent data is sufficient to measure innovation results. According to the intellectual property statistical briefing released by the State Intellectual Property Office in December 2020, from January to November 2020, my country had 1.403 million invention patent applications and 470,000 invention patent authorizations, a year-on-year increase of 40% from 2019. Such large-scale patent statistics easily show that my country’s innovation level is still showing a steady momentum of development. However, we found that the development of patent macro data in the industry is too monotonous. Most of them use provinces and years as the smallest statistical units, failing to conduct statistical mining at a more micro level.

 Compared with patent data at the micro-enterprise level, CnOpenData's China patent statistics by region supports the innovative development of regions from a macro perspective. This data is based on the 2020 Administrative Region Code and is divided into regions according to provinces, cities, districts and counties, and month is the smallest statistical unit. Nationalpatent application and patent authorization data are carefully collected.


Data characteristics

  • Comprehensive coverage of my country’s patent statistics by region as of the latest year, including the two stages of patent application and authorization;
  • Accurately identify and distinguish the addresses of other patent applicants except the first patent applicant;
  • Not only calculated statistics at the annual level, but also accurate to the monthly level to better apply to academic research at the monthly level;
  • Not only statistics are calculated at the provincial and city levels, but also accurate to the district and county level to better adapt to finer-grained regional innovation research.

Database Application Guide

Original: Optimization explanation of China’s patent statistical data by region


Time interval

1985-2021.12.31


Field display

Patent application form for each province in China Patent application forms for various cities in China Patent application form for various districts and counties in China Patent authorization form for each province in China Patent authorization table for various cities in China Patent authorization form for various districts and counties in China
Province code Province code Province code Province code Province code Province code
Province Province Province Province Province Province
Year of application City City Year of authorization City City
Application month City code City code Authorization month City code City code
Number of invention patent applications Year of application District and County Number of invention patents granted Year of authorization District and County
Number of utility model patent applications Application month District and County Code Number of utility model patents granted Authorization month District and County Code
Number of design patent applications Number of invention patent applications Year of application Number of design patents granted Number of invention patents granted Year of authorization
Number of utility model patent applications Application month Number of utility model patents granted Authorization month
Number of design patent applications Number of invention patent applications Number of design patents granted Number of invention patents granted
Number of utility model patent applications Number of utility model patents granted
Number of design patent applications Number of design patents granted

Sample data

Due to the large number of forms, only the patent application part is displayed on this page.

Patent application form for each province in China

Province code Province Year of application Application month Number of invention patent applications Number of utility model patent applications Number of design patent applications
11 Beijing City 2020 06 14747 8221 2124
11 Beijing City 2020 07 11589 8549 2082
11 Beijing City 2020 08 10468 7667 1738
11 Beijing City 2020 09 13602 8572 2472
11 Beijing City 2020 10 9589 6751 1469
11 Beijing City 2020 11 13916 8576 2081
11 Beijing City 2020 12 20654 11493 2693
11 Beijing City 2021 01 10314 6335 1503
11 Beijing City 2021 02 7691 4255 1217
34 Anhui Province 2000 12 32 81 59
34 Anhui Province 2001 01 19 71 24
34 Anhui Province 2001 02 22 67 24
34 Anhui Province 2001 03 18 69 24
34 Anhui Province 2001 04 25 103 24
34 Anhui Province 2001 05 12 64 23
34 Anhui Province 2001 06 18 81 53
34 Anhui Province 2001 07 23 73 32
34 Anhui Province 2001 08 27 96 51
34 Anhui Province 2001 09 19 79 44
33 Zhejiang Province 2011 03 1790 5375 4394
33 Zhejiang Province 2011 04 1680 5594 5190
33 Zhejiang Province 2011 05 1765 5734 7901
33 Zhejiang Province 2011 06 1858 5071 6031
33 Zhejiang Province 2011 07 1719 5148 6908
33 Zhejiang Province 2011 08 1862 5733 5430
33 Zhejiang Province 2011 09 2110 6063 5264
33 Zhejiang Province 2011 10 1784 5572 5480
33 Zhejiang Province 2011 11 2192 6398 6376
33 Zhejiang Province 2011 12 3317 9393 6915
33 Zhejiang Province 2012 01 1360 4381 3122
33 Zhejiang Province 2012 02 1556 5635 3209
42 Hubei Province 1988 07 13 36 7
42 Hubei Province 1988 08 12 34 1
42 Hubei Province 1988 09 9 36 1
42 Hubei Province 1988 10 9 35 2
42 Hubei Province 1988 11 8 51 2
42 Hubei Province 1988 12 8 61 4
42 Hubei Province 1989 01 7 34 3
42 Hubei Province 1989 02 7 25 0
65 Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region 1996 03 4 26 5
65 Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region 1996 04 5 28 1
65 Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region 1996 05 8 36 4
65 Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region 1996 06 5 28 7
65 Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region 1996 07 7 29 4
65 Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region 1996 08 8 34 2
65 Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region 1996 09 7 14 9
81 Hong Kong Special Administrative Region 2012 02 0 0 1
81 Hong Kong Special Administrative Region 2012 03 0 0 2
81 Hong Kong Special Administrative Region 2012 04 1 0 3
81 Hong Kong Special Administrative Region 2013 06 2 0 0

Patent application forms for various cities in China

Province code Province City City code Year of application Application month Number of invention patent applications Number of utility model patent applications Number of design patent applications
34 Anhui Province Chizhou City 3417 2020 05 91 213 17
34 Anhui Province Chizhou City 3417 2020 06 60 193 32
34 Anhui Province Chizhou City 3417 2020 07 64 182 19
34 Anhui Province Chizhou City 3417 2020 08 61 241 27
34 Anhui Province Chizhou City 3417 2020 09 96 191 33
34 Anhui Province Chizhou City 3417 2020 10 44 114 32
34 Anhui Province Chizhou City 3417 2020 11 99 171 43
34 Anhui Province Chizhou City 3417 2020 12 288 259 23
34 Anhui Province Ma'anshan City 3405 1985 04 1 0 0
34 Anhui Province Ma'anshan City 3405 1985 07 0 2 0
34 Anhui Province Ma'anshan City 3405 1985 08 0 3 0
34 Anhui Province Ma'anshan City 3405 1985 11 2 0 0
34 Anhui Province Ma'anshan City 3405 1985 12 3 0 0
34 Anhui Province Ma'anshan City 3405 1986 02 0 1 0
34 Anhui Province Ma'anshan City 3405 1986 03 1 0 0
34 Anhui Province Ma'anshan City 3405 1986 05 1 0 0
34 Anhui Province Ma'anshan City 3405 1986 06 1 0 0
34 Anhui Province Ma'anshan City 3405 1986 07 1 2 1
34 Anhui Province Ma'anshan City 3405 1986 08 2 1 1
34 Anhui Province Ma'anshan City 3405 1986 09 2 1 0
34 Anhui Province Ma'anshan City 3405 1986 10 0 0 0
44 Guangdong Province Zhanjiang City 4408 2012 02 21 25 10
44 Guangdong Province Zhanjiang City 4408 2012 03 21 34 26
44 Guangdong Province Zhanjiang City 4408 2012 04 16 39 29
44 Guangdong Province Zhanjiang City 4408 2012 05 19 26 17
44 Guangdong Province Zhanjiang City 4408 2012 06 18 24 36
44 Guangdong Province Zhanjiang City 4408 2012 07 27 37 44
44 Guangdong Province Zhanjiang City 4408 2012 08 26 41 46
44 Guangdong Province Zhanjiang City 4408 2012 09 40 44 40
44 Guangdong Province Zhanjiang City 4408 2012 10 23 36 55
44 Guangdong Province Zhanjiang City 4408 2012 11 30 23 64
44 Guangdong Province Zhanjiang City 4408 2012 12 23 74 88
44 Guangdong Province Zhanjiang City 4408 2013 01 21 40 36
52 Guizhou Province Zunyi City 5203 2008 09 7 15 8
52 Guizhou Province Zunyi City 5203 2008 10 16 22 4
52 Guizhou Province Zunyi City 5203 2008 11 14 27 13
52 Guizhou Province Zunyi City 5203 2008 12 14 34 5
52 Guizhou Province Zunyi City 5203 2009 01 2 5 10
52 Guizhou Province Zunyi City 5203 2009 02 3 6 1
52 Guizhou Province Zunyi City 5203 2009 03 15 20 5
52 Guizhou Province Zunyi City 5203 2009 04 13 14 9
52 Guizhou Province Zunyi City 5203 2009 05 15 17 8
52 Guizhou Province Zunyi City 5203 2009 06 12 24 4
52 Guizhou Province Zunyi City 5203 2009 07 22 21 11
61 Shaanxi Province Ankang City 6109 2021 06 20 52 17
61 Shaanxi Province Ankang City 6109 2021 07 18 14 4
61 Shaanxi Province Ankang City 6109 2021 08 17 0 5
61 Shaanxi Province Ankang City 6109 2021 09 11 1 1
61 Shaanxi Province Ankang City 6109 2021 10 1 0 0
61 Shaanxi Province Ankang City 6109 2021 11 1 0 0

Patent Application Form for Districts and Counties in China

Province code Province City City code District and County District and County Code Year of application Application month Number of invention patent applications Number of utility model patent applications Number of design patent applications
13 Hebei Province Baoding City 1306 Anguo City 130683 2017 06 1 4 1
13 Hebei Province Baoding City 1306 Anguo City 130683 2017 07 3 9 0
13 Hebei Province Baoding City 1306 Anguo City 130683 2017 08 4 7 3
13 Hebei Province Baoding City 1306 Anguo City 130683 2017 09 2 10 1
13 Hebei Province Baoding City 1306 Anguo City 130683 2017 10 1 4 0
13 Hebei Province Baoding City 1306 Anguo City 130683 2017 11 1 8 1
13 Hebei Province Baoding City 1306 Anguo City 130683 2017 12 2 27 3
13 Hebei Province Baoding City 1306 Anguo City 130683 2018 01 2 26 3
13 Hebei Province Baoding City 1306 Anguo City 130683 2018 02 4 1 0
13 Hebei Province Baoding City 1306 Anguo City 130683 2018 03 2 2 1
13 Hebei Province Baoding City 1306 Anguo City 130683 2018 04 0 0 2
13 Hebei Province Baoding City 1306 Anguo City 130683 2018 05 0 15 1
13 Hebei Province Baoding City 1306 Wangdu County 130631 2012 11 0 0 1
13 Hebei Province Baoding City 1306 Wangdu County 130631 2012 12 0 1 0
13 Hebei Province Baoding City 1306 Wangdu County 130631 2013 02 1 0 0
13 Hebei Province Baoding City 1306 Wangdu County 130631 2014 03 1 0 0
13 Hebei Province Baoding City 1306 Wangdu County 130631 2014 05 1 0 0
13 Hebei Province Baoding City 1306 Wangdu County 130631 2014 08 2 7 0
13 Hebei Province Baoding City 1306 Wangdu County 130631 2014 11 2 1 0
13 Hebei Province Baoding City 1306 Wangdu County 130631 2014 12 0 1 0
13 Hebei Province Baoding City 1306 Wangdu County 130631 2015 03 0 1 0
13 Hebei Province Baoding City 1306 Wangdu County 130631 2015 04 1 5 0
13 Hebei Province Baoding City 1306 Wangdu County 130631 2015 05 0 2 2
13 Hebei Province Baoding City 1306 Wangdu County 130631 2015 06 1 0 0
21 Liaoning Province Dalian City 2102 Lushunkou District 210212 2017 04 50 40 2
21 Liaoning Province Dalian City 2102 Lushunkou District 210212 2017 05 56 35 6
21 Liaoning Province Dalian City 2102 Lushunkou District 210212 2017 06 37 16 12
21 Liaoning Province Dalian City 2102 Lushunkou District 210212 2017 07 43 31 4
21 Liaoning Province Dalian City 2102 Lushunkou District 210212 2017 08 40 26 2
21 Liaoning Province Dalian City 2102 Lushunkou District 210212 2017 09 44 37 0
21 Liaoning Province Dalian City 2102 Lushunkou District 210212 2017 10 69 26 6
21 Liaoning Province Dalian City 2102 Jinzhou District 210213 2005 07 4 27 5
21 Liaoning Province Dalian City 2102 Jinzhou District 210213 2005 08 7 12 1
21 Liaoning Province Dalian City 2102 Jinzhou District 210213 2005 09 5 23 26
21 Liaoning Province Dalian City 2102 Jinzhou District 210213 2005 10 3 4 4
21 Liaoning Province Dalian City 2102 Jinzhou District 210213 2005 11 16 48 6
21 Liaoning Province Dalian City 2102 Jinzhou District 210213 2005 12 11 18 9
21 Liaoning Province Dalian City 2102 Jinzhou District 210213 2006 01 11 7 1
21 Liaoning Province Dalian City 2102 Jinzhou District 210213 2006 02 3 18 1
21 Liaoning Province Dalian City 2102 Changhai County 210224 1994 04 1 0 0
21 Liaoning Province Dalian City 2102 Changhai County 210224 1999 04 0 1 0
21 Liaoning Province Dalian City 2102 Changhai County 210224 1999 06 0 1 0
21 Liaoning Province Dalian City 2102 Changhai County 210224 2002 06 0 0 1
21 Liaoning Province Dalian City 2102 Changhai County 210224 2002 12 0 0 1
21 Liaoning Province Dalian City 2102 Changhai County 210224 2004 06 0 2 0
21 Liaoning Province Dalian City 2102 Changhai County 210224 2004 07 0 1 0
21 Liaoning Province Dalian City 2102 Changhai County 210224 2005 12 1 0 0
21 Liaoning Province Dalian City 2102 Changhai County 210224 2006 03 0 0 1
21 Liaoning Province Dalian City 2102 Changhai County 210224 2006 05 1 1 0
21 Liaoning Province Dalian City 2102 Changhai County 210224 2006 10 0 1 0

Related literature

  • Josh L. and Amit S. 2021, "The Use and Misuse of Patent Data: Issues for Finance and Beyond", The Review of Financial Studies.

Data update frequency

Annual Update

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