Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Ceisteanna (37)

Mary Butler

Ceist:

37. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Taoiseach the value which the development of intellectual property contributed to the economy in 2018. [22525/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Taoiseach)

The contribution of research and development to capital formation is given in the following table for 2012 to 2018. The total R&D is made up of domestically produced R&D as well as the imports and exports of Intellectual Property and R&D services. Total R&D less net R&D imports provides an estimate of the contribution of domestically produced R&D to the economy.

Please note that the 2012 to 2017 figures come from the annual National Income and Expenditure release of 2018 while the 2018 figures are the sum of the figures from the Quarterly National Accounts for the four quarters of 2018. All of these figures are subject to revision in the upcoming annual National Income and Expenditure release of 2019.

Research & Development in Capital Formation

€ millions

Year

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Total R&D

9,574

8,083

9,944

30,553

58,137

26,810

25,221

Net R&D Imports

7,240

4,899

6,427

26,345

54,074

21,925

20,918

R&D less net R&D Imports

2,334

3,184

3,517

4,208

4,063

4,885

4,303