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R&D; as a Percent of GDP is Highest in Six Years
(October 16, 1998)

This Data Brief presents a summary and analysis of current patterns of research and development (R&D;) in the United States, in relation to the historical record and the reported R&D; levels of other industrialized countries. Statistics on U.S. R&D; expenditures are categorized by provider of funds (Federal government, nonfederal government, industry, academia, and nonprofit institutions), type of performer (Federal government, industry, academia, nonprofit institutions, and federally-funded research and development centers), and character of work (basic research, applied research, and development).

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