As of April 2015, a total of 24,310 patent applications from Belt and Road countries have been filed in China. Among them, 7993 are invention patents, 1376 are utility models and 4941 are designs. Major applicants are mainly from 11 countries, namely, Russia, Malaysia, Singapore, India, Israel, Thailand, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Turkey and Saudi Arabia. The main application fields include chemical materials and chemical manufacturing, pharmaceutical manufacturing, special equipment manufacturing, communication equipment, computer and other electronics and instrument manufacturing.
For Chinese enterprises applying for a patent abroad, there are six major countries along the Belt and Road: India (6525), Russia (2212), Singapore (1918), Vietnam (894), Malaysia (600), the Philippines (523), Turkey (144) and Indonesia (140).