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Gross domestic expenditure on R&D varies widely between the candidate countries, as it also does across the EU Member States. In 2000 Cyprus, Latvia and Romania showed R&D/GDP ratios lower than 0.5%, while the Czech Republic and Slovenia's ratio was more than 1.3%. Overall, the acceding countries' average ratio of 0.84% was less than half the EU average in 2000. The total number of R&D personnel in the acceding countries rose by over 12% between 1998 and 2000, but as a proportion of the active labour force, the number still remains below the EU average.

The Statistics in Focus series is published regularly by Eurostat and provides up-to-date summaries of the main results of statistical surveys, studies and analyses. It consists of about four to eight pages per issue.

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Authors: FRANK S, Eurostat, Luxembourg (LU)
Bibliographic Reference: Statistics in Focus: Science and Technology - Theme 9 - Issue 1/2003, pp.8.
Availability: EUR-OP reference: KS-NS-03-001-EN-C Statistics in Focus can be downloaded free of charge from the Eurostat web site:
ISBN: ISSN: 1609-5995
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