Business enterprise research and development, UK: 2016

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  • Expenditure on research and development (R&D) performed by UK businesses continued to grow, expanding by £1.2 billion to £22.2 billion in 2016, an increase of 5.6%.
  • Motor vehicles and parts was the product group that had the largest growth in expenditure on R&D performed by UK businesses, of £562 million (20%).
  • London had the largest growth in regional business R&D expenditure, increasing by £404 million (21.4%) to £2.3 billion in 2016.
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