Statistical Country Profiles

Afghanistan

Population (Million): 34.66 (2016) (Rank = 40)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 60.29 (2016) (Rank = 92)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2011 US$)
2002       23.38
2003       25.35
2004       25.62
2005       28.48
2006       30.07
2007       34.20
2008       35.43
2009       42.88
2010       46.50
2011       49.34
2012       56.46
2013       57.57
2014       58.32
2015       58.97
2016       60.29
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2002            
2003            
2004         1 135
2005         1 133
2006            
2007         2 122
2008            
2009         1 134
2010         3 122
2011         4 134
2012         5 133
2013         1 148
2014            
2015         3 141
2016         8 130
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (2002 - 2016)
Field of Technology Share
Electrical machinery, apparatus, energy 9.30
Organic fine chemistry 9.30
Pharmaceuticals 9.30
Basic materials chemistry 9.30
Furniture, games 9.30
Mechanical elements 6.98
Computer technology 4.65
Medical technology 4.65
Biotechnology 4.65
Other special machines 4.65
Others 27.92
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2002            
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2008            
2009         3 102
2010            
2011         1 120
2012         2 114
2013         1 124
2014         1 134
2015            
2016         11 106
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2002            
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2008            
2009            
2010            
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2014            
2015            
2016         6 59
Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005         10 127
2006         20 135
2007         19 140
2008         93 116
2009         19 151
2010         91 126
2011         136 127
2012         65 147
2013         108 130
2014         123 139
2015         30 159
2016         147 135
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2002            
2003         1 151
2004            
2005            
2006         3 140
2007         8 137
2008         8 148
2009         37 128
2010         168 111
2011         140 114
2012         61 133
2013         50 138
2014         175 131
2015         52 148
2016         83 127
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2002            
2003            
2004            
2005            
2006            
2007         1 103
2008            
2009         2 93
2010         29 79
2011         11 95
2012         3 107
2013         1 114
2014            
2015         1 127
2016         1 125
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2002            
2003            
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2009            
2010         21 82
2011         11 83
2012         5 91
2013         2 106
2014            
2015            
2016         3 118
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
2002            
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PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2002            
2003            
2004         1 93
2005            
2006            
2007         2 96
2008            
2009            
2010            
2011         3 101
2012         4 99
2013            
2014            
2015         1 117
2016         1 120
Source: WIPO statistics database. Last updated : 12/2017
The statistics are based on data collected from IP offices or extracted from the PATSTAT database (for statistics by field of technology). Data might be missing for some years and offices or may be incomplete for some origins. The data relating to population and gross domestic product (GDP) are from the UN Statistics Division and the World Bank.
A resident filing refers to an application filed in the country by its own resident; whereas a non-resident filing refers to the one filed by a foreign applicant. An abroad filing refers to an application filed by this country's resident at a foreign office.
Where an office provides total filings without breaking them down into resident and non-resident filings, WIPO divides the total count using the historical share of resident filings at that office.
IP filings and Economy lists patent, trademark and industrial design filings worldwide by applicants from this country (resident + abroad).
One filing at the Eurasian Patent Organization (EAPO), the African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI), the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property (BOIP) or the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) is treated as equavalent of multiple abroad filings at each member state; whereas one filing at the European Patent Office (EPO) or the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) is counted as one abroad filing due to lack of information on designation.
Contact information: Economics and Statistics Division, WIPO. Tel.: +41-22-338-91-11, email: ipstats.mail@wipo.int.