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Statistics on Biotechnology Use. Year 2018

Internal expenditure on Biotechnology-related R&D activities increases 5.3%, reaching 1,783 million euros in 2018. This figure accounts for 11.9% of the total internal expenditure on R&D activities.

Expenditure and employment in Internal R&D activities related to biotechnology - Year 2018
Indicator Note Value Variation
Internal expenditure 1 1,783,011 5.3
Employed personnel Total 2 27,551 3.2
Employed personnel Women 2 15,792 2.9
Researchers. Total 2 17,573 5.3
Researchers. Women 2 9,524 5.8
  • Variation: percentage compared to the previous year
    • Thousands of euros
    • People on a full-time equivalent
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Year 2018 Published: 28/02/2020
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The objective of the Statistics on Biotechnology Use is the measurement of the national effort in biotechnology-related activities, so that it is capable of providing the necessary information for the taking of adequate scientific-technological policy decisions. In this regard, the objective is to ascertain the type of biotechnology-related activities that are carried out in each of the sectors in which the economy is divided; the final application areas of the products obtained via the development of biotechnologies; economic and human resources appointed to the biotechnology-related productive and investigation activity in Spain.