World Development Indicators

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Indicators by country

Research and development expenditure (% of GDP)

Central Europe and the Baltics 1.10%
East Asia & Pacific 1.98%
Euro area 2.14%
European Union 2.06%
Europe & Central Asia 0.71%
Latin America & Caribbean 0.84%
OECD members 2.40%
South Asia 0.76%
World 2.13%
Source
Expenditures for research and development are current and capital expenditures (both public and private) on creative work undertaken systematically to increase knowledge, including knowledge of humanity, culture, and society, and the use of knowledge for new applications. R&D covers basic research, applied research, and experimental development.
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World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), WIPO Patent Report: Statistics on Worldwide Patent Activity. The International Bureau of WIPO assumes no responsibility with respect to the transformation of these data.
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World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), WIPO Patent Report: Statistics on Worldwide Patent Activity. The International Bureau of WIPO assumes no responsibility with respect to the transformation of these data.
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