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In 2001, the governments of EU countries allocated nearly EUR 67.5 billion in budget appropriations or outlays on R&D, a sum that represents an increase, in nominal terms, of more than 25 % over 10 years. In real terms, however, there was little change over the ten-year period, with an average annual growth rate of 0.47 %. As a percentage of national GDP, Finland and France allocated the highest level of resources to R&D, while Ireland and Greece allocated the least.

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Authors: LAAFIA I, Eurostat, Luxembourg (LU)
Bibliographic Reference: Statistics in Focus: Science and Technology - Theme 9 - Issue 5/2002, pp.8.
Availability: EUR-OP references: KS-NS-02-005-DE-N; KS-NS-02-005-EN-N; KS-NS-02-005-FR-N Statistics in Focus can be downloaded free of charge from the Eurostat web site:
ISBN: ISSN: 1609-5995
Record Number: 200315743 / Last updated on: 2003-01-16
Original language: fr
Available languages: de,en,fr
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