Research and development

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TREND ASSESSMENT: Research and development - Belgium

gross domestic expenditure in percentage of GDP

 20002005201020152016202020252030
observations1.91.82.12.52.5------
trend and extrapolation (observations until 2015)1.91.92.12.52.62.83.13.2
objective 2020 and beyond3.03.03.03.03.03.03.03.0

trend and extrapolation take into account observations until 2015

Eurostat (2017), Intramural R&D expenditure (GERD) by sectors of performance [rd_e_gerdtot], http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 24/11/2017) and calculations FPB.

Research and development

gross domestic expenditure in percentage of GDP

 19952000200520102011201220132014201520162016//19952016//2011
Belgium1.61.91.82.12.22.32.32.42.52.52.02.9
EU-28--1.81.71.92.02.02.02.02.02.0--0.3
//: average growth rates

Eurostat (2017), Intramural R&D expenditure (GERD) by sectors of performance [rd_e_gerdtot], http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 24/11/2017).

This text is based on the Statistical Annex of the Voluntary National Review of Belgium (VNR) presented to the July 2017 United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.

VNR Indicator: Research and development, Gross domestic expenditure on research and development in percentage of GDP

Definition: gross domestic expenditure on R&D (GERD) expressed as a share of gross domestic product (GDP).

Objective: the objective of the Europe 2020 strategy is to reach 3%.

UN Target 9.5: Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities of industrial sectors in all countries, in particular developing countries, including, by 2030, encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers per 1 million people and public and private research and development spending

UNSTAT Indicator 9.5.1: Research and development expenditure as a proportion of GDP