R&D Expenditures (As % of GDP) fell to 1.60% in Canada in 2016

R&D Expenditures (As % of GDP) (%)
Telcos & Hi-Tech | Canada | May 17, 2019
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R&D expenditures as a percentage of GDP reached 1.65 % in 2015 in Canada, according to World Bank. This is 2.82 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, R&D expenditures as a percentage of GDP in Canada reached an all time high of 2.03 % in 2001 and an all time low of 1.60 % in 2016. When compared to Canada's main peers, R&D expenditures as a percentage of GDP in Australia amounted to 1.92 %, 0.524 % in Mexico, 1.67 % in United Kingdom and 2.74 % in USA in 2015.

Canada has been ranked 23rd within the group of 99 countries we follow in terms of R&D expenditures as a percentage of GDP, 10 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.

Expenditures for research and development are current and capital expenditures (both public and private) on creative work undertaken systematically to increase knowledge, including knowledge of humanity, culture, and society, and the use of knowledge for new applications.

R&D Expenditures (As % of GDP) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Australia % ... 2.24% ... 2.18% ... 1.92% ... ...
Belgium % 2.16% 2.27% 2.33% 2.39% 2.47% ...
Belize % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Canada % 1.79% 1.78% 1.71% 1.72% 1.65%
China % 1.78% 1.91% 1.99% 2.02% 2.06% ...
France % 2.19% 2.23% 2.24% 2.28% 2.27% ...
Germany % 2.80% 2.87% 2.82% 2.87% 2.92% ...
Guatemala % 0.048% 0.045% 0.039% 0.029% 0.030% ... ...
Honduras % ... ... ... ... ... ... 0.015% ... ...
Indonesia % ... ... ... 0.085% ... ... ... ...
Ireland % 1.55% 1.57% 1.58% 1.53% 1.20% ...
Japan % 3.24% 3.21% 3.31% 3.40% 3.28% ...
Malaysia % 1.03% 1.09% ... 1.26% 1.30% ... ...
Mexico % 0.511% 0.487% 0.499% 0.530% 0.524% ...
New Zealand % ... 1.23% ... 1.15% ... 1.26% ... ...
Papua New Guinea % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
USA % 2.77% 2.69% 2.72% 2.73% 2.74% ...
United Kingdom % 1.67% 1.60% 1.65% 1.67% 1.67% ...