Brazil: Research and development expenditure

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Research and development expenditure, percent of GDP

 Latest value 1.21
 Reference 2019
 Measure percent
 Source The United Nations

For that indicator, we provide data for Brazil from 2000 to 2019. The average value for Brazil during that period was 1.12 percent with a minimum of 0.96 percent in 2004 and a maximum of 1.37 percent in 2015. The latest value from 2019 is 1.21 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2019 based on 89 countries is 1.15 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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The expenditure for R&D on the charts includes both private and public spending on research and development.

Definition: Gross domestic expenditures on research and development (R&D), expressed as a percent of GDP. They include both capital and current expenditures in the four main sectors: Business enterprise, Government, Higher education and Private non-profit. R&D covers basic research, applied research, and experimental development.
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