Business enterprise R&D expenditure by firm size

National data

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Business enterprise R&D expenditure by firm size

% of total business R&D expenditure

 201120122013201420152016
Belgium
  Small enterprises11.012.612.9--16.1--
  Medium size enterprises22.722.622.7--24.5--
  Large enterprises66.364.864.4--59.4--
Netherlands
  Small enterprises20.217.418.717.419.8--
  Medium size enterprises25.524.622.722.921.6--
  Large enterprises54.358.058.659.758.6--
France
  Small enterprises------------
  Medium size enterprises12.312.713.1------
  Large enterprises77.576.575.8------
Germany
  Small enterprises--------2.9--
  Medium size enterprises7.310.56.1--5.8--
  Large enterprises89.089.590.3--91.4--
Austria
  Small enterprises------------
  Medium size enterprises19.9--17.9--18.0--
  Large enterprises68.5--72.0--71.1--
United Kingdom
  Small enterprises6.06.25.86.27.1--
  Medium size enterprises15.921.317.117.115.9--
  Large enterprises78.172.577.076.777.0--

Regional data

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Business enterprise R&D expenditure by firm size

% of total business R&D expenditure

 20122013201420152016
Belgium
  Small enterprises--13.2--16.1--
  Medium size enterprises --23.0--24.5--
  Large enterprises--63.8--59.4--
Brussels-Capital Region
  Small enterprises--11.3--15.2--
  Medium size enterprises --30.6--38.1--
  Large enterprises--58.0--46.7--
Flemish Region
  Small enterprises--13.2--15.5--
  Medium size enterprises --25.0--24.0--
  Large enterprises--61.8--60.4--
Walloon Region
  Small enterprises--13.9--17.8--
  Medium size enterprises --16.2--19.9--
  Large enterprises--69.8--62.2--

Description

  •  13/03/2018

Total intramural R&D expenditure performed by the business enterprise sector (BERD) as a percentage of total business R&D expenditure by size class.
The following size classes are considered:

  • Small firms: 10 to 49 employees,
  • Medium-sized firms: 50 to 249 employees,
  • Large firms: 250 employees or more.

Other languages

  • Dépenses de R&D des entreprises par classe de taille
  • O&O-uitgaven van ondernemingen per grootteklasse

Source: Eurostat, Science and technology statistics