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

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1981 onwards

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This table comprises statistics on national R-D expenditure by field of science and by type of cost on research and development (R&D) expenditure performed in the higher education and private non-profit sectors by field of science (natural sciences, engineering, medical sciences, agricultural sciences, social sciences, and humanities) and type of costs (current expenditures, capital expenditures). Date are presented from 1981 onwards and are expressed in various units of measure such as million of national currency, million 2000 dollars and million PPP dollars.

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Keywords:  research and development, national currency, engineering, R&D expenditure, capital expenditures, labour costs, RD, social science, Field of science, current costs, statistics, type of cost
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