Official Statistics of Finland

Research and development

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Latest release:
Research and development expenditure continue growing steadily
29 Oct 2020
According to Statistics Finland, research and development expenditure amounted to EUR 6.7 billion in 2019. Expenditure increased by EUR 280 million from the year before which represents a growth of 4.3 per cent. Growth occurred in all sectors, in enterprises it was four per cent, in the government sector nearly three per cent and in the higher education sector five per cent compared to 2018. The growth rate of RD expenditure was on level with the year before.

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: 18.9.2021].
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