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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The R&D expenditure by sector of performance and type of R&D table comprises statistics on current domestic R&D and gross domestic R&D expenditures by sector of performance (business enterprise, government, higher education, private non-profit, and total intramural) and by type of R&D within each sector (basic research, applied research, experimental development, non-specified, and total activity) as well as type of costs incurred (sub-totals current costs, total costs). Data are presented from 1981 onwards and are expressed in terms of units of expenditure such as million nationa currency, million dollars in constant prices as well as million dollars in current prices.

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Keywords:  experimental development, R&D, sector of performance, basic research, RD, applied research, higher education, statistics, R&D expenditure, private non-profit, business enterprise
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