Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Questions (315)

Robert Troy

Question:

315. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the amount expended as a percentage of GNP on research spending in each of the years 2010 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [53302/19]

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Written answers (Question to Business)

The table below shows Ireland's Government Budget Allocations on R&D (GBARD) as percentage of GNP for the years 2010 to 2018, with an estimate for 2019.

Table 1: Government Budget Allocations on R&D (GBARD) as percentage of GNP, 2010-2018

Year

Government Budget Allocations on R&D (GBARD) as percentage of GNP 

2010

0.59%

2011

0.57%

2012

0.54%

2013

0.48%

2014

0.44%

2015

0.37%

2016

0.33%

2017

0.31%

2018

0.30%

2019 (est.)

0.30%

For more information please see the R&D Budget 2018-2019 at the following link:

https://dbei.gov.ie/en/Publications/The-R-D-Budget-2018-2019.html