Iran: Research and development expenditure

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Research and development expenditure, percent of GDP

 Latest value 0.79
 Year 2019
 Measure percent
 Data availability 2001 - 2019
 Average 0.49
 Min - Max 0.24 - 0.79
 Source The United Nations
For that indicator, we provide data for Iran from 2001 to 2019. The average value for Iran during that period was 0.49 percent with a minimum of 0.24 percent in 2013 and a maximum of 0.79 percent in 2019. The latest value from 2019 is 0.79 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2019 based on 91 countries is 1.12 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Iran - Research and development expenditure - Recent values chart

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Iran - Research and development expenditure - historical chart - 2001-2019

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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