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In 2001, EU-15 devoted 1.94 % of its GDP to R&D, compared with 1.93 % in 2000. In spite of this slight increase in expenditure, it still lagged significantly behind Japan and the United States. At current prices, the EU spent EUR 171 billion on R&D in 2001. The number of EU-15 R&D personnel continued to increase, rising from 1.73 million in full-time equivalent (FTE) in 2000 to 1.76 million in 2001.

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 3/2003, 8pp.
Availability: EUR-OP references: KS-NS-03-003-DE-C; KS-NS-03-003-EN-C; KS-NS-03-003-FR-C Statistics in Focus can be downloaded free of charge from the Eurostat web site:
ISBN: ISSN: 1609-5995
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