Company spending on R&D

scale 1-7, 2007–2016

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    2007 Ranking
    1. Switzerland 6.12
    2. United States 5.81
    3. Japan 5.79
    4. Germany 5.78
    5. Sweden 5.71
    6. South Korea 5.56
    7. Israel 5.54
    8. Denmark 5.47
    9. Finland 5.31
    10. Singapore 5.08
    11. Malaysia 4.99
    12. United Kingdom 4.95
    13. Netherlands 4.91
    14. Austria 4.86
    15. Belgium 4.84
    16. Ireland 4.82
    17. France 4.78
    18. Norway 4.62
    19. Iceland 4.57
    20. Canada 4.52
    21. Luxembourg 4.51
    22. Hong Kong 4.41
    23. Slovenia 4.22
    24. Australia 4.21
    25. South Africa 4.20
    26. Indonesia 4.16
    27. India 4.15
    28. Czech Republic 3.99
    29. Costa Rica 3.97
    30. Kenya 3.91
    31. China 3.90
    32. Oman 3.89
    33. Puerto Rico 3.86
    34. Brazil 3.85
    35. Tunisia 3.82
    36. Estonia 3.82
    37. New Zealand 3.81
    38. Sri Lanka 3.78
    39. Qatar 3.61
    40. Poland 3.55
    41. Thailand 3.55
    42. Jamaica 3.51
    43. Nigeria 3.50
    44. Saudi Arabia 3.46
    45. Croatia 3.44
    46. Spain 3.42
    47. Lithuania 3.42
    48. Russia 3.42
    49. Azerbaijan 3.41
    50. Slovakia 3.38
    51. Philippines 3.36
    52. United Arab Emirates 3.31
    53. Portugal 3.30
    54. Barbados 3.28
    55. Vietnam 3.27
    56. Latvia 3.27
    57. Malta 3.27
    58. Chile 3.26
    59. Tanzania 3.25
    60. Turkey 3.24
    61. Morocco 3.21
    62. Guatemala 3.19
    63. Kazakhstan 3.18
    64. Cambodia 3.18
    65. Ukraine 3.16
    66. Hungary 3.15
    67. Mexico 3.14
    68. Egypt 3.10
    69. Kuwait 3.09
    70. Italy 3.09
    71. Pakistan 3.08
    72. Peru 3.07
    73. Jordan 3.06
    74. Colombia 3.06
    75. Serbia 3.04
    76. Trinidad and Tobago 3.02
    77. Panama 3.02
    78. Senegal 3.01
    79. Zimbabwe 3.00
    80. Cyprus 2.99
    81. Mauritius 2.98
    82. Venezuela 2.98
    83. Greece 2.96
    84. Madagascar 2.95
    85. Argentina 2.91
    86. Uganda 2.90
    87. Romania 2.89
    88. Namibia 2.86
    89. Algeria 2.85
    90. Botswana 2.80
    91. Montenegro 2.79
    92. Uruguay 2.78
    93. Guyana 2.77
    94. Bosnia and Herzegovina 2.77
    95. Mongolia 2.77
    96. Burkina Faso 2.76
    97. Dominican Republic 2.73
    98. Honduras 2.72
    99. Mali 2.72
    100. Bulgaria 2.71
    101. Syria 2.71
    102. Benin 2.70
    103. Tajikistan 2.69
    104. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 2.69
    105. El Salvador 2.66
    106. Bahrain 2.64
    107. Armenia 2.63
    108. Cameroon 2.62
    109. Ecuador 2.57
    110. Georgia 2.51
    111. Gambia 2.49
    112. Nepal 2.46
    113. Kyrgyzstan 2.46
    114. Mozambique 2.44
    115. Bangladesh 2.43
    116. Libya 2.42
    117. Nicaragua 2.38
    118. Bolivia 2.35
    119. Timor Leste 2.32
    120. Lesotho 2.23
    121. Chad 2.23
    122. Burundi 2.22
    123. Ethiopia 2.21
    124. Zambia 2.20
    125. Paraguay 2.17
    126. Albania 2.13
    127. Mauritania 2.03
    2016 Ranking
    1. Switzerland 6.05
    2. United States 5.71
    3. Israel 5.69
    4. Japan 5.59
    5. Germany 5.55
    6. Sweden 5.52
    7. Finland 5.40
    8. Malaysia 5.23
    9. France 5.19
    10. Luxembourg 5.18
    11. Qatar 5.17
    12. Belgium 5.12
    13. Netherlands 5.05
    14. Singapore 5.05
    15. Denmark 4.95
    16. United Kingdom 4.94
    17. Norway 4.91
    18. Austria 4.91
    19. Ireland 4.79
    20. Iceland 4.57
    21. United Arab Emirates 4.50
    22. South Korea 4.48
    23. Australia 4.47
    24. China 4.44
    25. Indonesia 4.35
    26. New Zealand 4.35
    27. India 4.35
    28. Canada 4.22
    29. South Africa 4.19
    30. Kenya 4.12
    31. Czech Republic 4.09
    32. Slovenia 4.08
    33. Hong Kong 4.05
    34. Italy 3.90
    35. Estonia 3.90
    36. Lithuania 3.86
    37. Azerbaijan 3.79
    38. Sri Lanka 3.77
    39. Ethiopia 3.77
    40. Portugal 3.71
    41. Liberia 3.69
    42. Malta 3.67
    43. Philippines 3.65
    44. Ivory Coast 3.63
    45. Thailand 3.61
    46. Panama 3.55
    47. Saudi Arabia 3.55
    48. Vietnam 3.51
    49. Bulgaria 3.51
    50. Namibia 3.49
    51. Jordan 3.48
    52. Costa Rica 3.47
    53. Spain 3.45
    54. Senegal 3.45
    55. Mauritius 3.44
    56. Bahrain 3.43
    57. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 3.41
    58. Ghana 3.41
    59. Laos 3.40
    60. Kazakhstan 3.38
    61. Poland 3.35
    62. Guatemala 3.33
    63. Slovakia 3.32
    64. Rwanda 3.32
    65. Russia 3.32
    66. Pakistan 3.31
    67. Ukraine 3.29
    68. Mali 3.28
    69. Turkey 3.27
    70. Latvia 3.27
    71. Jamaica 3.26
    72. Tajikistan 3.24
    73. Brazil 3.23
    74. Lebanon 3.22
    75. Mexico 3.22
    76. Mongolia 3.20
    77. Zambia 3.19
    78. Croatia 3.19
    79. Bhutan 3.18
    80. Madagascar 3.16
    81. Montenegro 3.15
    82. Tanzania 3.14
    83. Cambodia 3.10
    84. Cameroon 3.10
    85. Botswana 3.10
    86. Uganda 3.08
    87. Cape Verde 3.08
    88. Iran 3.07
    89. Greece 3.07
    90. Argentina 3.03
    91. Armenia 3.03
    92. Barbados 3.03
    93. Lesotho 3.02
    94. Morocco 3.01
    95. Nigeria 3.00
    96. Benin 3.00
    97. Hungary 2.99
    98. Honduras 2.99
    99. Gambia 2.95
    100. Colombia 2.94
    101. Brunei 2.93
    102. Uruguay 2.92
    103. Albania 2.91
    104. Mozambique 2.89
    105. Oman 2.87
    106. Cyprus 2.86
    107. Chile 2.86
    108. Tunisia 2.85
    109. Ecuador 2.83
    110. Romania 2.82
    111. Malawi 2.82
    112. Algeria 2.79
    113. Congo (Kinshasa) 2.78
    114. Kuwait 2.77
    115. El Salvador 2.76
    116. Gabon 2.72
    117. Bangladesh 2.72
    118. Dominican Republic 2.71
    119. Bosnia and Herzegovina 2.70
    120. Serbia 2.68
    121. Peru 2.68
    122. Georgia 2.66
    123. Trinidad and Tobago 2.66
    124. Burundi 2.63
    125. Venezuela 2.63
    126. Chad 2.55
    127. Sierra Leone 2.49
    128. Nepal 2.49
    129. Paraguay 2.49
    130. Kyrgyzstan 2.48
    131. Zimbabwe 2.40
    132. Egypt 2.37
    133. Bolivia 2.27
    134. Moldova 2.23
    135. Nicaragua 2.21
    136. Yemen 2.17
    137. Mauritania 1.92

    This index represents the average score from 1-7 given by a large sample group in a particular country in response to the following question: “To what extent do companies spend on research and development (R&D)?” (1 = do not spend on R&D, 7 = spend heavily on R&D).

    Source: World Economic Forum