Biotechnology R&D intensity in enterprise sector by country 2017

This statistic shows the research and development intensity of biotechnology companies in selected countries for 2017 (or latest year available - 2015, 2016). As of that year, U.S. biotech R&D in the enterprise sector was around 0.38 percent of the total industry value added.

Biotech R&D intensity in the enterprise sector in selected countries as of 2017

Biotech R&D as a percent of industry value added
Belgium 0.44%
United States0.38%
Slovenia 0.15%
Estonia 0.12%
South Korea0.12%
Norway 0.11%
Spain 0.09%
Czech Republic 0.07%
Austria 0.07%
Finland 0.06%
Italy 0.05%
Portugal 0.02%
Poland 0.02%
Russian Federation0.01%
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Release date

October 2018


Worldwide, OECD

Survey time period

2015 to 2017

Supplementary notes

* Or latest year available (2015, 2016).
For the Russian Federation, a proxy indicator is used: R&D expenditure in Life Sciences (before 2011 - Living Systems), which include bioengineering, biocatalysis, biosynthesis and biosensor technologies, biomedical and veterinary technologies, genomics and pharmaco-genetics, living cell technologies.
For Sweden, firms with 10 or more employees only.
For the United States, firms with 5 or more employees only.

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