Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Ceisteanna (317)

Robert Troy

Ceist:

317. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the percentage of GNI here; and the amount expended on research spending in each of the years 2010 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [53304/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Business)

The table below shows Government Budget Allocations on R&D (GBARD), GNI* and GBARD as a percentage of GNI* for the years 2010-2018, with an estimate for 2019. 

Table 1: Government Budget Allocations on R&D (GBARD) and as a percentage of GNI*

Year

Government Budget Allocations on   R&D (GBARD) € millions

GNI* Current Prices (€ 000's)

GBARD as a % of GNI*

2010

824.8

€128,960

0.64%

2011

786.6

€126,358

0.62%

2012

752.4

€126,498

0.59%

2013

721.7

€136,959

0.53%

2014

726.8

€148,738

0.49%

2015

736.3

€162,656

0.45%

2016

718.9

€175,631

0.41%

2017

739.3

€183,955

0.40%

2018

765.7

€197,460

0.39%

2019 (est.)^

808.1

€203,275

0.40%

^Source: Department of Finance, Stability Programme Update, April 2019