R&D Expenditures (As % of GDP) fell to 2.21% in Slovenia in 2015

R&D Expenditures (As % of GDP) (%)
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R&D expenditures as a percentage of GDP reached 2.21 % in 2015 in Slovenia, according to World Bank. This is 7.25 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, R&D expenditures as a percentage of GDP in Slovenia reached an all time high of 2.60 % in 2013 and an all time low of 1.25 % in 2003. When compared to Slovenia's main peers, R&D expenditures as a percentage of GDP in Austria amounted to 3.07 %, 0.854 % in Croatia, 1.38 % in Hungary and 1.33 % in Italy in 2015.

Slovenia has been ranked 14th within the group of 75 countries we follow in terms of R&D expenditures as a percentage of GDP, 7 places above 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
Austria % 2.67% 2.91% 2.95% 3.07% 3.05% ...
Bosnia and Herzegovina % ... ... 0.265% 0.321% 0.257% 0.219%
Croatia % 0.751% 0.750% 0.811% 0.783% 0.842% ...
Czech Republic % 1.56% 1.78% 1.90% 1.97% 1.93% ...
France % 2.19% 2.23% 2.24% 2.28% 2.27% ...
Germany % 2.80% 2.87% 2.82% 2.87% 2.92% ...
Hungary % 1.19% 1.26% 1.39% 1.35% 1.36% ...
Italy % 1.21% 1.27% 1.31% 1.34% 1.34% ...
Montenegro % ... ... 0.315% ... 0.374% 0.363% 0.374% ... ...
Poland % 0.746% 0.881% 0.871% 0.940% 1.00% ...
Serbia % 0.724% 0.907% 0.727% 0.770% 0.865%
Slovakia % 0.663% 0.805% 0.824% 0.880% 1.18% ...
Slovenia % 2.42% 2.57% 2.58% 2.37% 2.20% ...
Switzerland % ... ... ... 3.19% ... ... 3.37% ... ...