Licence and patent revenues from abroad as a percentage of GDP

License and patent revenues capture technology exports that are disembodied, i.e. that are not associated with physical products. This indicator helps to understand whether a country’s patenting and designs are competitive in the international market.

The indicator on License and patent revenues from abroad is affected by the introduction of new international standards for compiling Balance of Payments statistics. Recent changes in definitions have resulted in substantial increases of the estimates. However, all the data shown here follows the same standards.

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