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Ranking and Score: Malaysia and other selected countries in Global Innovation Index (GII), 2013-2018

COUNTRY / ECONOMY

INCOME

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

RANK

SCORE (0-100)

RANK

SCORE (0-100)

RANK

SCORE (0-100)

RANK

SCORE (0-100)

RANK

SCORE (0-100)

RANK

SCORE (0-100)

Switzerland

HI

1

68.4

1

67.69

1

66.28

1

68.3

1

64.78

1

66.59

Netherlands

HI

2

63.32

3

63.36

9

58.29

4

61.58

5

60.59

4

61.14

Sweden

HI

3

63.08

2

63.82

2

63.57

3

62.4

3

62.29

2

61.36

United Kingdom

HI

4

60.13

5

60.89

3

61.93

2

62.42

2

62.37

3

61.25

Singapore

HI

5

59.83

7

58.69

6

59.16

7

59.36

7

59.24

8

59.41

USA

HI

6

59.81

4

61.4

4

61.4

5

60.1

6

60.09

5

60.31

Finland

HI

7

59.63

8

58.49

5

59.9

6

59.97

4

60.67

6

59.51

Denmark

HI

8

58.39

6

58.7

8

58.45

10

57.7

8

57.52

9

58.34

Hong Kong (China)

HI

14

54.62

16

53.88

14

55.69

11

57.23

10

56.82

7

59.43

China

UM

17

53.06

22

52.54

25

50.57

29

47.47

29

46.57

35

44.66

Spain

HI

28

48.68

28

48.41

28

49.19

27

49.07

27

49.27

26

49.41

Cyprus

HI

29

47.83

30

46.84

31

46.34

34

43.51

30

45.82

27

49.32

Slovenia

HI

30

46.87

32

45.8

32

45.97

28

48.49

28

47.23

30

47.32

Portugal

HI

32

45.71

31

46.05

30

46.45

30

46.61

32

45.63

34

45.1

Malaysia

UM

35

43.16

37

42.72

35

43.36

32

45.98

33

45.6

32

46.92

Notes: HI - high income, UM-upper middle, LM-lower middle :
Number of participating countries:126 countries (2018); 127 countries (2017); 128 countries (2016); 141 countries (2015); 143 countries (2014); 142 countries (2013)

Source: https://www.globalinnovationindex.org/gii-2018-report

Summary

The table above shows the achievement of several countries in the Global Innovation Index for the term 2013-2018. Malaysia is categorised as an Upper Middle (UM) income country based on its GDP per capita. In 2018, Malaysia ranked 35th, improves 2 notches compared to the previous year.

Framework of The Global Innovation Index (GII), 2018

Framework of The Global Innovation Index (GII), 2018

 

Summary

The chart above shows the position of Malaysia in all criteria measured in the Global Innovation Index (GII) in 2018. Overall, Malaysia was ranked 35th out of 126 countries. For innovation efficiency index that measures the innovation performance through innovation ratio of output and input innovations, Malaysia was ranked 48th. While Malaysia was ranked 34th for innovation input sub-index and 39th for innovation output sub-index.