Research intensity

Research intensity

3.26 %
Gone up compared to 2021


The research intensity is the proportion of total gross domestic expenditures on research and development (GERD) to the gross domestic product (GDP).

The global estimate on R&D, which is carried out annually in April, estimates the research intensity up until the current year. For uneven calendar years, for which results from the R&D surveys are available, this information is used. For the other years, currently available documents and information, particularly the R&D-relevant budget appropriations and final outlays of the federal government ("Bund") and the regional governments ("Länder") and the latest macro-economic forecasts, an estimate is carried out.

Tabulation is done classified by the various sectors of funding.

Graphs, Tables, Maps


Research intensities (R&D expenditure as part of GDP) 2005-2022 - % (Chart)

S: STATISTICS AUSTRIA. R&D Global estimate 2022. Compiled on 22 April 2022.

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2022-04-22 file Austrian research intensity expected to be 3.26% in 2022
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