First estimates of Research & Development expenditure- R&D expenditure in the EU remained nearly stable in 2015 at just over 2% of GDP- Almost two thirds spent in the business sector - EU monitor

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First estimates of Research & Development expenditure- R&D expenditure in the EU remained nearly stable in 2015 at just over 2% of GDP- Almost two thirds spent in the business sector

Met dank overgenomen van Eurostat (ESTAT)i, gepubliceerd op woensdag 30 november 2016.

In 2015, the Member States of the European Union (EU) spent all together almost 300 billion on Research & Development (R&D). The R&D intensity, i.e. R&D expenditure as a percentage of GDP, stood at 2.03% in 2015, compared with 2.04% in 2014. Ten years ago (2005), R&D intensity was 1.74%.

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STAT/16/4141