USA: Research and development expenditure, percent of GDP
For that indicator, The United Nations provides data for the USA from 1996 to 2016. The average value for the USA during that period was 2.63 percent with a minumum of 2.44 percent in 1996 and a maximum of 2.82 percent in 2009.
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The expenditure for R&D on the charts includes both private and public spending on research and development.
Definition: Gloss 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.