Rankings

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Total expenditure on R&D: % of GDP

% of GDP 2018

  1. Rank
    1
    Country
    Israel
    Result
    4.940
  2. Rank
    2
    Country
    South Korea
    Result
    4.530
  3. Rank
    3
    Country
    Switzerland
    Result
    3.370 a
  4. Rank
    4
    Country
    Taiwan
    Result
    3.360
  5. Rank
    5
    Country
    Sweden
    Result
    3.340
  6. Rank
    6
    Country
    Japan
    Result
    3.280
  7. Rank
    7
    Country
    Austria
    Result
    3.170
  8. Rank
    8
    Country
    Germany
    Result
    3.090
  9. Rank
    9
    Country
    Denmark
    Result
    3.030
  10. Rank
    10
    Country
    United States
    Result
    2.840
  11. Rank
    11
    Country
    Belgium
    Result
    2.760
  12. Rank
    Country
    Finland
    Result
    2.760
  13. Rank
    13
    Country
    France
    Result
    2.200
  14. Rank
    14
    Country
    Netherlands
    Result
    2.170
  15. Rank
    15
    Country
    China
    Result
    2.140
  16. Rank
    16
    Country
    Norway
    Result
    2.070
  17. Rank
    17
    Country
    Iceland
    Result
    2.040
  18. Rank
    18
    Country
    Slovenia
    Result
    1.950
  19. Rank
    19
    Country
    Czech Republic
    Result
    1.930
  20. Rank
    20
    Country
    Singapore
    Result
    1.840
  21. Rank
    21
    Country
    Australia
    Result
    1.830 a
  22. Rank
    22
    Country
    United Kingdom
    Result
    1.720
  23. Rank
    23
    Country
    Canada
    Result
    1.570
  24. Rank
    24
    Country
    Hungary
    Result
    1.530
  25. Rank
    25
    Country
    Malaysia
    Result
    1.420 b
  26. Rank
    26
    Country
    Estonia
    Result
    1.400
  27. Rank
    27
    Country
    Italy
    Result
    1.390
  28. Rank
    28
    Country
    New Zealand
    Result
    1.380 a
  29. Rank
    29
    Country
    Portugal
    Result
    1.350
  30. Rank
    30
    Country
    United Arab Emirates
    Result
    1.280
  31. Rank
    31
    Country
    Brazil
    Result
    1.260 b
  32. Rank
    32
    Country
    Spain
    Result
    1.240
  33. Rank
    33
    Country
    Luxembourg
    Result
    1.210
  34. Rank
    Country
    Poland
    Result
    1.210
  35. Rank
    35
    Country
    Greece
    Result
    1.180

Index key & notes

Notes

Source: IMD, World Competitiveness Yearbook

a 2017

b 2016