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Gross expenditure on research and development Scotland 2017

Published: 16 Sep 2019

The latest GERD statistics, which present information on reseach and development performed in Scotland in 2017.

Gross expenditure on research and development Scotland 2017
Key facts

Gross Expenditure on Research and Development 2017

  • In 2017, Scotland’s GERD was £2,529 million, 7.3% of the total UK GERD. Between 2016 and 2017, Scotland’s GERD increased by 8.3% in real terms, up £193 million, from £2,336 million in 2016 .

  • In 2017, total research and development spending (GERD) as a share of GDP was 1.63% for Scotland. Spending on R&D in Scotland increased between 2016 and 2017, from 1.53% of GDP in 2016 to 1.63% of GDP in 2017, an increase of 0.10 percentage points.


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