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The OECD Science, Technology and Industry Outlook 2012 presents, in a series of country profiles, the main features, strengths and weaknesses of national STI systems and major recent changes in national STI policy. The statistical dimension of the country profiles has drawn on the work and empirical research conducted by the OECD on the measurement of innovation and the development of internationally comparable STI indicators for policy analysis.

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OECD countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States.

Non-member economies: Argentina, Brazil, China, Colombia, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Russian Federation, South Africa.

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The table of key figures provides an overview of a country’s economic and environmental performance, the size of its national research system and the relative importance of the government’s commitment to R&D through public funding. It also shows how these indicators have changed from 2005 to 2010. When data are not available for these years, the nearest years are used. Growth rates are compound annual growth rates expressed in percentage.

Key figuresAbstract

The OECD Science, Technology and Industry Outlook 2012 presents, in a series of country profiles, the main features, strengths and weaknesses of national STI systems and major recent changes in national STI policy. The statistical dimension of the country profiles has drawn on the work and empirical research conducted by the OECD on the measurement of innovation and the development of internationally comparable STI indicators for policy analysis.

Contact person/organisation

OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry
Country Studies and Outlook Division (CSO)
(email: sti.contact@oecd.org)

Data source(s) used

OECD Science, Technology and Industry Outlook 2012.

OECD Science, Technology and Industry Outlook 2012http://www.oecd.org/sti/outlook
Direct source

See OECD Science, Technology and Industry Outlook 2012 Reader's guide and Methodological annex.

Reader's guidehttp://stats.oecd.org/wbos/fileview2.aspx?IDFile=ce69ff1a-ec1a-4284-861a-666d24065c33Methodological annexhttp://stats.oecd.org/wbos/fileview2.aspx?IDFile=8f3d4e39-8776-431a-872d-cae74678294a
Date last input received

Last update: June 2012.

Geographic coverage

OECD countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States.

Non-member economies: Argentina, Brazil, China, Colombia, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Russian Federation, South Africa.

Key statistical concept

The table of key figures provides an overview of a country’s economic and environmental performance, the size of its national research system and the relative importance of the government’s commitment to R&D through public funding. It also shows how these indicators have changed from 2005 to 2010. When data are not available for these years, the nearest years are used. Growth rates are compound annual growth rates expressed in percentage.