U.S. R&D Increased by $32 Billion in 2017, to $548 billion; Estimate for 2018 Indicates a Further Rise to $580 billion

NSF News  January 8, 2020
New data from the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) within the National Science Foundation indicate that research and experimental development performed in the United States totaled $547.9 billion in 2017. The estimated total for 2018, based on performer-reported expectations, is $580.0 billion. These numbers compare with U.S. R&D totals of $493.7 billion in 2015 and $406.6 billion in 2010. The U.S. R&D system consists of the activities of a diverse group of R&D performers and sources of funding. Included here are private businesses, the federal government, nonfederal governments, higher education institutions, and other nonprofit organizations…read more.

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