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Rank Country/Area Score
1 China 11263 102 491 1130 846 569
2 United States of America 4317 71 221 353 280 267
3 Japan 2237 44 122 195 135 89
4 Italy 1963 32 86 179 119 134
5 Hong Kong (China) 3030 23 129 287 247 179
6 Great Britain 1239 20 58 119 75 64
7 Taiwan 6052 17 122 521 722 545
8 Turkey 1928 15 88 149 152 173
9 Germany 1097 15 51 116 56 60
10 Australia 531 12 25 37 40 33
11 Portugal 577 11 36 47 27 31
12 Brazil 1081 10 54 105 73 56
13 Spain 696 10 33 67 41 40
14 Netherlands 356 10 17 32 17 16
15 Poland 400 8 19 29 33 21
16 Switzerland 297 8 10 24 21 20
17 Republic of Korea 881 7 35 85 56 78
18 Canada 689 6 37 56 50 47
19 Russian Federation 893 5 36 91 65 62
20 India 995 5 33 85 84 104
21 Singapore 689 5 23 57 62 65
22 Hungary 360 5 13 40 23 18
23 Ukraine 259 4 12 20 17 22
24 Finland 186 4 9 15 11 12
25 Norway 95 4 8 3 5 2
26 Lithuania 341 3 21 36 16 13
27 Mexico 413 3 20 39 23 35
28 France 407 3 20 38 27 28
29 Israel 263 3 14 22 17 18
30 Bulgaria 227 3 7 25 18 10
31 Lebanon 154 3 6 12 10 14
32 South Africa 118 3 6 10 6 6
33 Ireland 109 3 1 10 10 8
34 Greece 564 2 21 58 47 37
35 Belgium 332 2 19 33 21 15
36 Austria 212 2 12 16 14 17
37 Sweden 160 2 12 15 4 8
38 Thailand 190 2 11 19 9 10
39 Malaysia 287 2 5 28 30 24
40 Kuwait 131 2 5 16 8 3
41 Viet Nam 151 2 4 12 17 10
42 Serbia 108 2 3 12 7 6
43 Indonesia 89 2 2 7 7 9
44 Estonia 55 2 1 6 2 4
45 Egypt 217 1 9 23 12 19
46 Moldova 132 1 7 18 5 2
47 Argentina 106 1 5 12 7 3
48 Slovenia 99 1 5 8 10 3
49 New Zealand 85 1 4 5 7 9
50 Croatia 137 1 3 12 14 13
51 Chile 83 1 3 10 6 2
52 United Arab Emirates 107 1 3 7 12 11
53 Kyrgyzstan 28 1 3 1 1 -
54 Uruguay 82 1 2 9 8 3
55 Bangladesh 30 1 2 3 - 1
56 Ecuador 28 1 2 1 2 1
57 Qatar 35 1 1 2 4 2
58 Bosnia and Herzegovina 14 1 1 - 1 -
59 Tunisia 6 1 - - - -
60 Iran 928 - 24 101 84 76
61 Denmark 197 - 17 16 12 6
62 Czech Republic 228 - 11 27 13 13
63 Romania 161 - 7 16 14 10
64 Latvia 83 - 5 9 6 2
65 Philippines 87 - 4 10 7 3
66 Colombia 43 - 4 - 5 4
67 Jordan 88 - 3 13 1 9
68 Armenia 24 - 3 1 1 1
69 Guatemala 34 - 2 4 2 1
70 Cyprus 42 - 2 3 2 7
71 Georgia 29 - 2 2 3 1
72 Dominican Republic 19 - 2 1 1 1
73 Kosovo 10 - 2 - - -
74 Pakistan 28 - 1 3 1 4
75 Peru 24 - 1 2 1 4
76 Belarus 18 - 1 2 1 1
77 Democratic People's Republic of Korea 16 - 1 2 1 -
78 Iceland 19 - 1 1 2 2
79 Malta 9 - 1 1 - -
80 Nicaragua 7 - 1 - - 1
81 Albania 5 - 1 - - -
82 Morocco 5 - 1 - - -
83 Monaco 5 - 1 - - -
84 Saudi Arabia 63 - - 5 9 8
85 Kazakhstan 28 - - 5 2 1
86 Costa Rica 12 - - 3 - -
87 Cayman Islands 12 - - 3 - -
88 Oman 24 - - 2 4 2
89 Venezuela 10 - - 2 - 1
90 Slovakia 35 - - 1 9 2
91 Macau (China) 17 - - 1 3 2
92 Sri Lanka 12 - - 1 2 1
93 Azerbaijan 10 - - 1 2 -
94 Tanzania 10 - - 1 2 -
95 Puerto Rico 15 - - 1 1 4
96 Faroe Islands 7 - - 1 1 -
97 Tajikistan 7 - - 1 1 -
98 Montenegro 4 - - 1 - -
99 Luxembourg 4 - - 1 - -
100 Kenya 4 - - 1 - -
101 Zimbabwe 10 - - - 2 2
102 Botswana 6 - - - 2 -
103 Bahrain 5 - - - 1 1
104 Liechtenstein 3 - - - 1 -
105 Cameroon 3 - - - 1 -
106 Palestine 6 - - - - 3
107 Maldives 4 - - - - 2
108 Macedonia 2 - - - - 1
109 Swaziland 2 - - - - 1
110 Lao People's Democratic Republic 2 - - - - 1
111 Cuba 2 - - - - 1
112 Mongolia 2 - - - - 1
113 Paraguay 2 - - - - 1
114 Trinidad and Tobago 2 - - - - 1

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World Design Rankings ranks all the countries based on the number of designers that have been granted with the A' Design Award. It is important to note that countries do not individually join the rankings and they are represented by the participating designers indicating their countries or nationalities. Countries are sorted based on the number of Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Iron Design Awards won, the total score is calculated based on the table below.

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Golden Design Award +5 Points
Silver Design Award +4 Points
Bronze Design Award +3 Points
Iron Design Award +2 Points

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World Design Rankings ranks [Countries] for their [Aggregate Design Skills], and within [Countries], ranks leading [Designers] for their [Individual Design Skills]; you can see best countries in design, and best designer in a given country. Design Insights ranks [Industrial Sectors] for [Design Competitiveness] and within [Industrial Sectors] leading [Countries] in that [Industrial Sectors]; you can see most competitive design industries and best countries for such industries. Popular Designers ranks [Designers] for their [Popularity]; you can see most popular designers, most searched for designers, ranked globally, not filtered or sorted by [Countries] or [Industrial Sectors]. Designer Rankings ranks [Designers] for their [Individual Design Skills], globally, not filtered or sorted by [Countries] or [Industrial Sectors]; you can find best designers overall, worldwide. Design Classifications ranks [Industrial Sectors] for [Design Competitiveness] and within [Industrial Sectors] leading [Designers]; you can discover leading designers in a given industry. All these rankings are published by A' Design Award.

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