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Total GERD by sector of Performance: Government

£ 1,324 m

2015

Release date:
16 March 2017

Next release:
15 March 2018
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UK gross domestic expenditure on research and development: 2015

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  • Research and development (R&D) continued to grow, expanding by £1.2 billion to £31.6 billion in 2015, an increase of 4%
  • Most of this year’s growth came from the business sector, which increased by £1.1 billion to £20.9 billion, an increase of 5%
  • R&D over the long-term has grown, rising from £20.1 billion in 1990 (in constant prices, adjusted to remove the effects of inflation) to £31.6 billion in 2015, an increase of 58%
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