Kuwait - Research and development expenditure as a share of GDP

0.1 (%) in 2017

In 2017, R&D expenditure for Kuwait was 0.1 %. Though Kuwait R&D expenditure fluctuated substantially in recent years, it tended to decrease through 1998 - 2017 period ending at 0.1 % in 2017.

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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.