Official Statistics of Finland

Research and development

Producer: Statistics Finland

Latest release:
Contraction of research and development expenditure slowed down
26 Oct 2017
According to Statistics Finland, research and development expenditure amounted to EUR 5.9 billion in 2016. Expenditure went down by EUR 145 million from the year before. The decrease comes entirely from the business enterprises sector, where research and development expenditure contracted by close on four per cent, which is, however, a one-half slower fall rate for expenditure than in 2015. In research institutes and elsewhere in the government sector and in the higher education sector, RD expenditure remained on level with the previous year.

Next release:
25 Oct 2018

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, university hospitals, universities of applied science as well as organisations from private non-profit and public sector. 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 Implementing Regulation (EU) No 995/2012 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: 16.10.2018].
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