Official Statistics of Finland

Research and development

Producer: Statistics Finland

Latest release:
Research and development expenditure decreases particularly in business enterprises
30 Oct 2014
According to Statistics Finland, research and development expenditure amounted to EUR 6.68 billion in 2013. Expenditure went down by EUR 148 million from the year before. Business enterprises' investments in product development decreased by EUR 93 million. In the electronics industry, RD expenditure went down by EUR 114 billion. However, expenditure increased by over EUR 40 mi1lion in the industries of computer programming, consultancy and related activities, as well as research and development. RD expenditure declined by EUR 37 million in the university sector and by EUR 19 million in the rest of the public sector.

Next release:
29 Oct 2015

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, central university hospitals, polytechnics and public sector organisations. 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.
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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: 10.10.2015].
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