Research and Development Statistics

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The Research and Development Statistics (RDS) database, published annually, provides recent statistics and back-series on the resources devoted to R&D in OECD countries and selected non-member economies (Argentina, People’s Republic of China, Romania, Russian Federation, Singapore, South Africa, and Chinese Taipei). These data include final or provisional results as well as forecasts provided by government authorities. The statistical series are available from 1981 onwards and cover R&D expenditure by source of funds and type of costs, R&D personnel by occupation, gender, and field of science, and a wide range of other breakdowns.

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Keywords:  statistics, patent, business, R&D, RD, science and technology, development, research

Gross domestic expenditure on R-D by sector of performance and field of science You do not have access to this content

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1981 onwards

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This table contains research and development (R&D) expenditure statistics on gross domestic R&D expenditure by sector of performance (business enterprise, government, higher education, private non-profit, and total intramural) and by field of science (natural sciences, engineering, medical sciences, agricultural sciences, social sciences, and humanities). Data are covering the years 1981 to 2009.

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Keywords:  statistics, technology, gross domestic expenditure, R&D, GDP, investments, engineering, government, performance, science, RD, higher education
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