Official Statistics of Finland

Research and development

Producer: Statistics Finland

Latest release:
Research and development expenditure made an upturn
25 Oct 2018
According to Statistics Finland, research and development expenditure amounted to EUR 6.2 billion in 2017. Expenditure increased by EUR 247 million from the year before. Growth occurred in all sectors, in business enterprises it was three per cent, in the government sector eight per cent and in the higher education sector five per cent compared to 2016. The contraction in research expenditure that lasted for five years came to an end, last time growth occurred in 2011.

Next release:
24 Oct 2019

Description: The statistics on research and development describe the resources used for research, and for product and process development. R&D data are examined by sector, region and sub-regional unit. The statistics are based on data obtained from enterprises, universities, university hospitals, universities of applied science as well as organisations from private non-profit and public sector. The OECD and EU recommendations are observed in the compilation of the statistics. The Statistics Act (280/2004) is applied in the production of the statistics on science and technology (incl. research and development). In addition, Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 995/2012 requires collection of data and steers the compilation of the statistics.
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Keywords: business enterprises, expenditure, information society, institutions of higher education, product development, research activities, research expenditure, research institutes, universities.
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Change: The statistical release "Research and development 2009, final report" has been cancelled
01 Dec 2010
The statistical release "Research and development 2009, final report" scheduled for 9 December 2010 has been cancelled because the statistical release "Research and development 2009" published on 28 October 2010 already contained corresponding data.

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Research and development [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-6721. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 21.10.2019].
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