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R&D as a Percentage of GDP Continues Upward Climb
(October 4, 1999)

This Data Brief presents a summary and an analysis of current patterns of research and development (R&D) in the United States, in relation to the historical record and the reported R&D levels of other industrialized countries. Statistics on U.S. R&D expenditures are categorized by provider of funds (Federal Government, nonfederal government, industry, academia, and nonprofit institutions), type of performer (Federal Government, industry, academia, nonprofit institutions, and Federally Funded Research and Development Centers), and character of work (basic research, applied research, and development).

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