Bulgaria - Research and development expenditure as a share of GDP

0.8 (%) in 2016

In 2016, R&D expenditure for Bulgaria was 0.8 %. Though Bulgaria R&D expenditure fluctuated substantially in recent years, it tended to increase through 1997 - 2016 period ending at 0.8 % in 2016.

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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.