Thursday, 31 January 2019

Ceisteanna (119)

Billy Kelleher

Ceist:

119. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the amount expended here as a percentage of GNP on research spending in each of the years 2010 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [4766/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Business)

The table shows Ireland's Gross Expenditure on R&D (GERD) and GERD as a percentage of GNP for 2010 to 2017. Note data on 2018 (or for 2019 to date) is not available yet.

Year

GERD

GERD as % GNP

2010

2669.5

1.92%

2011

2665.9

1.94%

2012

2758.1

1.99%

2013

2849.2

1.89%

2014

2969.3

1.81%

2015

3133.4

1.56%

2016

3242.8

1.46%

2017 estimate

3396.1

1.46%