Research & Development
Latest Results - Published 29th November 2013
- Total expenditure on R&D in Northern Ireland in cash terms was £624.1 million in 2012, of which £461.3m (74%) was spent by Businesses, £147.3m (24%) by the Higher Education sector and the remainder (£15.5m or 2%) was Government expenditure. There was an increase of £56.6m (10%) in cash terms in Northern Ireland total R&D expenditure between 2011 and 2012, driven by the Business sector.
- Total business R&D expenditure in 2012 was £461.3m, up £72.5m (18.6%) in cash terms on the previous year. Between 2007 and 2012, overall Business R&D expenditure has risen by 149.2% in cash terms (from £185.1m).
- The percentage increase in Northern Ireland (in- house) business R&D expenditure (19.3%) between 2011 and 2012 was the second highest of the 12 UK regions. Of the 12 UK regions, nine showed an increase in cash terms over the period.
- Government R&D expenditure rose in cash terms by £1.1m (7.6%) while Higher Education expenditure decreased by £17m (-10.3%) over the year.
- The ten biggest spending companies accounted for 63% of the total R&D spend in Northern Ireland in 2012, slightly higher than in 2011 (62%).
- Externally owned companies accounted for 77.8% of Business R&D expenditure compared to 22.2% by locally owned companies. R&D spend by locally owned companies reported an annual increase of 1.1%.
- Expenditure by Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) increased by £32.1m (23%) from 2011 to 2012, in cash terms. Since 2007£
R&D Survey Publications
- R&D Statistics 2011 (PDF 220 KB)
- R&D Headline Results 2011
- R&D Statistics 2010 (PDF 265 KB)
- R&D Headline Results 2010
- R&D Statistics 2009 (PDF 356 KB)
- R&D Statistics 2008 (PDF 341 KB)
- R&D Statistics 2007 (PDF 325 KB)
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