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

 2012201320142015201620172018
Belgium
  Small enterprises12.612.9--16.1--15.7--
  Medium size enterprises22.622.7--24.5--22.8--
  Large enterprises64.864.4--59.4--61.5--
Netherlands
  Small enterprises17.418.717.419.820.818.6--
  Medium size enterprises24.622.722.921.622.222.4--
  Large enterprises58.058.659.758.657.059.0--
France
  Small enterprises--------------
  Medium size enterprises12.713.1----------
  Large enterprises76.575.8----------
Germany
  Small enterprises------2.9--2.9--
  Medium size enterprises10.56.1--5.85.75.5--
  Large enterprises89.590.3--91.491.591.7--
Austria
  Small enterprises----------11.4--
  Medium size enterprises--17.9--18.0--17.9--
  Large enterprises--72.0--71.1--70.7--
United Kingdom
  Small enterprises6.25.86.27.16.6----
  Medium size enterprises21.317.117.115.913.9----
  Large enterprises72.577.076.777.079.5----

Regional data

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Business enterprise R&D expenditure by firm size

% of total business R&D expenditure

 201320142015201620172018
Belgium
  Small enterprises13.2--16.1--15.7--
  Medium size enterprises 23.0--24.5--22.8--
  Large enterprises63.8--59.4--61.5--
Brussels-Capital Region
  Small enterprises11.3--15.2--11.6--
  Medium size enterprises 30.6--38.1--26.1--
  Large enterprises58.0--46.7--62.4--
Flemish Region
  Small enterprises13.2--15.5--16.3--
  Medium size enterprises 25.0--24.0--24.0--
  Large enterprises61.8--60.4--59.8--
Walloon Region
  Small enterprises13.9--17.8--15.7--
  Medium size enterprises 16.2--19.9--22.9--
  Large enterprises69.8--62.2--61.5--

Description

  •  03/12/2019

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