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High-technology product

High-technology products are products for which research and development accounts for at least four per cent of industry turnover. The main product categories are as follows:
- Aerospace
- Computers and office machinery
- Electronics and telecommunications
- Pharmaceuticals
- Scientific instruments
- Electrical machinery
- Chemicals
- Non-electrical machinery
- Armaments

Statistics using the definition

Validity of the definition

  • Valid until (31 December 2078)

Source organisation

  • OECD