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Expenditure and employment in Internal R&D activities - Provisional data 2017
Indicator Note Value Variation
Internal R&D expenditure 1 14,051,633 6.0
Employed personnel Total 2 215,713 4.8
Employed personnel Women 2 86,345 3.9
Researchers. Total 2 133,195 5.2
Researchers. Women 2 51,648 4.3
  • Variation: percentage compared to the previous year
    • Thousands of euros
    • People on a full-time equivalent

The Statistic on scientific research and technological development (R&D) activities has the main objective of measuring economic and human resources for research by all the economic sectors of the country (companies, public institutions, higher education institutions and private non-profit institutions) with the aim to:

  • To provide an instrument for management, planning, decision-making and control in terms of national scientific policy.
  • To provide statistical bodies with the information that they request, obtained in accordance with the international regulations that allow for comparability between the different countries.
Latest data
Provisional data 2017 Published: 28/11/2018
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