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Research and development expenditure as a share of GDP


In 2017, R&D expenditure in Kuwait was 0.1 %. In the ranking by R&D expenditure including 69 countries, Kuwait has the 60th rank that is close to the positions of such countries as Israel and the Malta. Compared to China which at the top of the ranking with R&D expenditure of 2.1 % in 2017, Kuwait has 96.20 % percent lower R&D expenditure.

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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.

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