First estimates of Research & Development expenditure- R&D expenditure in the EU remained nearly stable in 2015 at just over 2% of GDP- Almost two thirds spent in the business sector
In 2015, the Member States of the European Union (EU) spent all together almost €300 billion on Research & Development (R&D). The R&D intensity, i.e. R&D expenditure as a percentage of GDP, stood at 2.03% in 2015, compared with 2.04% in 2014. Ten years ago (2005), R&D intensity was 1.74%.