Tuesday, 17 December 2019

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Robert Troy

Question:

316. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the latest EUROSTAT data as a percentage of the GDP, GNP and GNI of each member state; and the amount expended on research spending based on latest annual data. [53303/19]

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Written answers (Question to Business)

The table below shows Government Budget Allocations on R&D (GBARD), GDP and GBARD as a percentage of GDP for EU member states and GBARD as a percentage of GNP/GNI* for Ireland for the year 2018, which is the latest data available. GBARD as a percentage of GNP and GNI* is not available for other EU member states.

Table 1: Government Budget Allocations on R&D (GBARD), GDP and GBARD as a percentage of GDP and GNP/ GNI* for Ireland, 2018

Country

GBARD €m

GDP €m

GBARD as % GDP

Germany

31,178.1   

3,344,370   

0.93%

Denmark

2,682.1   

301,341   

0.89%

Finland

1,951.0   

234,453   

0.83%

Sweden

3,654.0   

471,208   

0.78%

Austria

2,913.3   

385,712   

0.76%

Netherlands

5,566.3   

774,039   

0.72%

Euro area (19 countries)

78,969.6   

11,561,188   

0.68%

Croatia

344.2   

51,625   

0.67%

Estonia

172.5   

26,036   

0.66%

Czechia

1,356.8   

207,772   

0.65%

Belgium

2,921.9   

459,820   

0.64%

Luxembourg

375.0   

60,053   

0.62%

European Union - 28 countries

99,090.6   

15,901,388   

0.62%

Greece

1,141.6   

184,714   

0.62%

France

13,958.0   

2,353,090   

0.59%

Italy

10,272.2   

1,765,421   

0.58%

Spain

6,240.0   

1,202,193   

0.52%

Slovenia

199.4   

45,755   

0.44%

United Kingdom

9,759.0   

2,419,186   

0.40%

Ireland GNI* 

765.7   

197,460   

0.39%

Slovakia

329.3   

89,721   

0.37%

Portugal

709.5   

203,896   

0.35%

Hungary

438.4   

133,782   

0.33%

Ireland GNP 

765.7   

234,879   

0.33%

Cyprus

66.1   

21,138   

0.31%

Lithuania

133.6   

45,264   

0.30%

Poland

1,420.4   

496,361   

0.29%

Ireland GDP

765.7   

324,038   

0.24%

Latvia

64.2   

29,151   

0.22%

Malta

25.7   

12,379   

0.21%

Bulgaria

114.1   

56,087   

0.20%

Romania

352.0   

202,884   

0.17%

Source: EUROSTAT

  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