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Republic of Korea - Research and development expenditure as a share of GDP

4.2 (%) in 2015

In 2015, R&D expenditure for Republic of Korea was 4.2 %. Between 1996 and 2015, R&D expenditure of Republic of Korea grew substantially from 2.2 to 4.2 % rising at an increasing annual rate that reached a maximum of 8.63 % in 2011 and then decreased to -1.15 % in 2015.

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What is R&D expenditure?

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 covers basic research, applied research, and experimental development.

What is Republic of Korea R&D expenditure?

Date Value Change, %
2015 4.2 -1.15 %
2014 4.3 3.15 %
2013 4.1 3.21 %
2012 4.0 7.12 %
2011 3.8 8.63 %
2010 3.5 4.70 %
2009 3.3 5.16 %
2008 3.1 4.20 %
2007 3.0 6.32 %
2006 2.8 7.82 %
2005 2.6 3.67 %
2004 2.5