Official Statistics of Finland

Government R&D funding in the state budget

Producer: Statistics Finland
Data:

Latest release:
RD funding decreases in the 2021 budget compared to the exceptional year
25 Feb 2021
According to Statistics Finland, appropriations for research and development in the government budget decrease by EUR 681.7 million from the exceptionally high level of the year before. In the state budget 2021, the total appropriations for research and development activities amount to EUR 2,416.8 million. The share of public research funding in gross domestic product is estimated to be 0.99 per cent.

Description: The statistics describe the funding allocated in the state budget to research and development. Examined are also changes occurring in R&D funding between different years. 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 Regulation (EC) No 753/2004 requires collection of data and steers the compilation of the statistics. The data are collected jointly by a network of experts from different administrative sectors.
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Keywords: central government finance, expenditure, government finance, information society, institutions of higher education, product development, public expenditure, research activities, research expenditure, research institutes, universities.
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Change: Final data for 2017 will be released in August
04 Jul 2018
Final data for 2017 of the statistics on government R funding in the state budget will be released on 17 August 2018.

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Government R&D funding in the state budget [e-publication].
ISSN=2489-3250. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 16.4.2021].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/tkker/index_en.html