Cover of higher education & research in France, facts and figures

📄 Sources:MENESR-DGESIP/DGRI-SIES
OECD.

 Coverage:Whole of France.

The data come from surveys carried out by the Ministry of National Education, Higher Education and Research (MENESR) in the Sub-department of Information systems and Statistical studies (SIES), firstly on businesses (private or public) and secondly on government departments.

The business survey was conducted on around 11,000 businesses performing R&D in French territory.

The survey was exhaustive for businesses with domestic expenditure on R&D of more than €0.4m and sampled for the others.

Several methodological changes were made to the survey of institutions that fall within the ‘government’ institutional sector in 2010. As a result, R&D carried out by government departments and certain dedicated State research institutions was assessed using a new method that made it possible to distinguish their funding activities more effectively. This resulted in the estimate for GOVERD being revised downwards by around €1 billion (including €850 million for Defence).

The five institutional sectors used for the purposes of international statistics are: government (including defence), higher education, private non-profit, business enterprise (State-owned and private) and abroad (including international organisations).

The ‘government’, ‘higher education’ and ‘private non-profit’ sectors all fall under the heading of ‘government’ or ‘public sector’. This sector also includes EPSTs, EPICs, public administrative bodies (EPA) and government departments (including Defence). The ‘higher education’ institutional sector is made up of higher education institutions (universities and Grandes Écoles), university hospitals and French Comprehensive Cancer Centres (CLCC). The CNRS is deemed to be part of the higher education sector for the purposes of comparing France with other countries.

Within the ‘business enterprise’ institutional sector, GERD is broken down into one or more economic activity branches that benefit from R&D. These 32 branches are taken from the 2008 version of the French classification of activities (NAF rev.2).

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28 gross domestic expenditure on research and development

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In 2013, half of intramural business expenditure on R&D (BERD) was focused on six industrial branches (‘Manufacture of motor vehicles’, ‘Manufacture of air and spacecraft and related machinery’, ‘Manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations’, ‘Computer-related and information service activities’, ‘Professional, scientific and technical activities’ and ‘Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products’). In the public sector, dedicated research institutions (EPST and EPIC) carried out 54% of all R&D funded by intramural government expenditure (GOVERD).

In 2013, intramural business expenditure on research and development (BERD) totalled €30.7 billion, while government expenditure (GOVERD) was €16.8 billion. The increase in gross domestic expenditure on R&D (GERD) in comparison with 2012 was due both to increased business expenditure (1.4% in real terms) and government expenditure (1.0% in real terms) (table 28.01). In 2014, this growth in GERD is expected to slow down (0.7% in real terms), due to a smaller increase in BERD (+0.9%) and GOVERD (0.5%).

The breakdown of BERD among the main fields of research reveals a marked concentration (table 28.02). Six of the 32 research areas receive half of France’s R&D resources: ‘manufacture of motor vehicles’ (13% of BERD); ‘manufacture of air and spacecraft and related machinery’ (11%); ‘manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations’ (10%); ‘specialised scientific and technical activities’ and ‘computer-related and information service activities’, each 7%; and ‘manufacture of chemicals and chemical products’ (6%).

Since 2007, the ‘manufacture of motor vehicles’ field has become more dominant, primarily to the detriment of ‘manufacture of air and spacecraft and related machinery’. In 2013, it recorded the same level of expenditure as in 2007. 'Manufacture of air and spacecraft and related machinery’ has been very dynamic since 2011. By contrast, expenditure on the pharmaceutical industry has fallen since 2008.

Taken as a whole, research fields within the service sector received 21% of BERD (€6.6 billion). In the past 3 years, R&D expenditure within the service sector has shown significant growth, increasing by 7.3% a year on average in real terms, in comparison with a fall of 1.5% a year in real terms in industrial R&D expenditure. For the 'primary, energy, construction' sector, the average annual development of +4.7% is triple that for the industrial manufacturing sector.

In 2013, 64.7% of businesses in France carried out R&D, placing France ahead of the United Kingdom (64.5%) but far behind South Korea (79%), Japan (76%), the United States (71%) and Germany (68%) (chart 28.03). However, it should be noted when making comparisons with other countries that R&D by French businesses does not cover the country’s entire technological and industrial field. A considerable proportion of high-level technological R&D is carried out by dedicated State research institutions and foundations.

Public research is carried out by dedicated research institutions (accounting for 55% of GOVERD in 2013), higher education institutions (40%), the private non-profit sector (4%) and government departments and other State institutions (1%) (chart 28.04). In 2013, State-owned scientific and technological establishments (EPST), of which there are eight, carried out 36% of government-funded R&D. They varied widely in size, from the multidisciplinary National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), which conducted 19% of government-funded R&D, to the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) and the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM), both of which accounted for 5% of GOVERD. State-owned industrial and commercial establishments (EPIC), of which there are twelve, were responsible for 23% of government-funded R&D. R&D was also highly concentrated among EPICs, with 14% of GOVERD going to the civil division of the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) and 3% to the French Government Space Agency (CNES), with the remaining EPICs accounting for 5% of GOVERD. Between 2012 and 2013, GERD fell in real terms among EPICs (-0.2%) and in the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS). However, R&D expenditure increased in real terms in the other EPSTs (+1.4%), in higher education (+2.1%) and in the not-for-profit sector (+3.6%).

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DAVID Catherine. Gross domestic expenditure on research and development. In: Higher education & research in France, facts and figures - 50 indicators [online]. KABLA-LANGLOIS Isabelle (dir.). Paris: Ministère de l'Éducation nationale, de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche, 2016. 9th ed. Chapter 28 [Accessed 08/18/2019]. ISBN 978-2-11-151572-7. https://publication.enseignementsup-recherche.gouv.fr/eesr/9EN/EESR9EN_R_28-gross_domestic_expenditure_on_research_and_development.php

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The data come from surveys carried out by the Ministry of National Education, Higher Education and Research (MENESR) in the Sub-department of Information systems and Statistical studies (SIES), firstly on businesses (private or public) and secondly on government departments.

The business survey was conducted on around 11,000 businesses performing R&D in French territory.

The survey was exhaustive for businesses with domestic expenditure on R&D of more than €0.4m and sampled for the others.

Several methodological changes were made to the survey of institutions that fall within the ‘government’ institutional sector in 2010. As a result, R&D carried out by government departments and certain dedicated State research institutions was assessed using a new method that made it possible to distinguish their funding activities more effectively. This resulted in the estimate for GOVERD being revised downwards by around €1 billion (including €850 million for Defence).

The five institutional sectors used for the purposes of international statistics are: government (including defence), higher education, private non-profit, business enterprise (State-owned and private) and abroad (including international organisations).

The ‘government’, ‘higher education’ and ‘private non-profit’ sectors all fall under the heading of ‘government’ or ‘public sector’. This sector also includes EPSTs, EPICs, public administrative bodies (EPA) and government departments (including Defence). The ‘higher education’ institutional sector is made up of higher education institutions (universities and Grandes Écoles), university hospitals and French Comprehensive Cancer Centres (CLCC). The CNRS is deemed to be part of the higher education sector for the purposes of comparing France with other countries.

Within the ‘business enterprise’ institutional sector, GERD is broken down into one or more economic activity branches that benefit from R&D. These 32 branches are taken from the 2008 version of the French classification of activities (NAF rev.2).

 

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Share of intramural business enterprise R&D expenditure executed in industrial branches
74%
 
2013
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Share of intramural business enterprise R&D expenditure executed in services branches
21%
 
2013
Whole of France
 
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Share of intramural business enterprise R&D expenditure executed in the 6 main research branches
54%
 
2013
Whole of France
 
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Coverage: Automobile industry, Aeronautics and space construction, Pharmaceutical industry, Information technology and computer service activities, Specialist scientific and technical activities, Chemical industry
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Change in intramural business enterprise R&D expenditure executed in industrial branches
+1.5%
 
2013 against 2010
Whole of France
 
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Change in intramural business enterprise R&D expenditure executed in the services branches
+7.3%
 
2013 against 2010
Whole of France
 
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Extract from the chapter "28. gross domestic expenditure on research and development".

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Intramural business enterprise R&D expenditure in the Automobile industry
3,959 M
 
2013
Whole of France
 
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Extract from the chapter "28. gross domestic expenditure on research and development".

Coverage: branch benefitting from research
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Intramural business enterprise R&D expenditure in Aeronautics and space construction
3,509 M
 
2013
Whole of France
 
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Extract from the chapter "28. gross domestic expenditure on research and development".

Coverage: branch benefitting from research
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Intramural business enterprise R&D expenditure in the Pharmaceutical industry
3,113 M
 
2013
Whole of France
 
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Extract from the chapter "28. gross domestic expenditure on research and development".

Coverage: branch benefitting from research
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Intramural business enterprise R&D expenditure in the Chemical industry
1,774 M
 
2013
Whole of France
 
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Coverage: branch benefitting from research
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Intramural business enterprise R&D expenditure in the Manufacture of instruments and appliances for measuring, testing and navigation, watches and clocks
1,553 M
 
2013
Whole of France
 
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Extract from the chapter "28. gross domestic expenditure on research and development".

Coverage: branch benefitting from research
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Intramural business enterprise R&D expenditure in Electronic components and boards, computers, peripheral equipment
1,450 M
 
2013
Whole of France
 
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Extract from the chapter "28. gross domestic expenditure on research and development".

Coverage: branch benefitting from research
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Intramural business enterprise R&D expenditure in Manufacturers of machines and equipment not included elsewhere
1,107 M
 
2013
Whole of France
 
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Extract from the chapter "28. gross domestic expenditure on research and development".

Coverage: branch benefitting from research
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Intramural business enterprise R&D expenditure in Manufacturers of electrical equipment
1,020 M
 
2013
Whole of France
 
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Extract from the chapter "28. gross domestic expenditure on research and development".

Coverage: branch benefitting from research
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Intramural business enterprise R&D expenditure in Information technology and computer service activities
2,027 M
 
2013
Whole of France
 
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Extract from the chapter "28. gross domestic expenditure on research and development".

Coverage: branch benefitting from research
Source: MENESR-DGESIP/DGRI-SIES
Intramural business enterprise R&D expenditure in Specialist scientific and technical activities
2,053 M
 
2013
Whole of France
 
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Extract from the chapter "28. gross domestic expenditure on research and development".

Coverage: branch benefitting from research
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Intramural business enterprise R&D expenditure in Telecommunications
986 M
 
2013
Whole of France
 
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Extract from the chapter "28. gross domestic expenditure on research and development".

Coverage: branch benefitting from research
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Intramural business enterprise R&D expenditure in Publishing, audiovisual and broadcasting
1,057 M
 
2013
Whole of France
 
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Extract from the chapter "28. gross domestic expenditure on research and development".

Coverage: branch benefitting from research
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Variation in intramural business enterprise R&D expenditure in the Automobile industry
-3.0%
 
2013 against 2010
Whole of France
 
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Coverage: branch benefitting from research
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Variation in intramural business enterprise R&D expenditure in Aeronautics and space construction
+9.1%
 
2013 against 2010
Whole of France
 
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Extract from the chapter "28. gross domestic expenditure on research and development".

Coverage: branch benefitting from research
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Variation in intramural business enterprise R&D expenditure in the Pharmaceutical industry
-2.1%
 
2013 against 2010
Whole of France
 
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Extract from the chapter "28. gross domestic expenditure on research and development".

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Variation in intramural business enterprise R&D expenditure in the Chemical industry
+4.8%
 
2013 against 2010
Whole of France
 
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Coverage: branch benefitting from research
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Variation in intramural business enterprise R&D expenditure in Manufacturers of instruments and appliances for measuring, testing and navigation, watches and clocks
+2.9%
 
2013 against 2010
Whole of France
 
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Extract from the chapter "28. gross domestic expenditure on research and development".

Coverage: branch benefitting from research
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Variation in intramural business enterprise R&D expenditure in Electronic components and boards, computers, peripheral equipment
-2.2%
 
2013 against 2010
Whole of France
 
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Extract from the chapter "28. gross domestic expenditure on research and development".

Coverage: branch benefitting from research
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Variation in intramural business enterprise R&D expenditure in Manufacturers of machines and equipment not included elsewhere
+1.8%
 
2013 against 2010
Whole of France
 
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Extract from the chapter "28. gross domestic expenditure on research and development".

Coverage: branch benefitting from research
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Variation in intramural business enterprise R&D expenditure in the Manufacture of electrical equipment
+3.9%
 
2013 against 2010
Whole of France
 
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Coverage: branch benefitting from research
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Variation in intramural business enterprise R&D expenditure in Information technology and computer service activities
+3.5%
 
2013 against 2010
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Coverage: branch benefitting from research
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Variation in intramural business enterprise R&D expenditure in Specialist scientific and technical activities
14.2%
 
2013 against 2010
Whole of France
 
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Coverage: branch benefitting from research
Source: MENESR-DGESIP/DGRI-SIES
Variation in intramural business enterprise R&D expenditure in Telecommunications
+5.9%
 
2013 against 2010
Whole of France
 
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Variation in intramural business enterprise R&D expenditure in Publishing, audiovisual and broadcasting
+4.4%
 
2013 against 2010
Whole of France
 
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Extract from the chapter "28. gross domestic expenditure on research and development".

Coverage: branch benefitting from research
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Ranking of the Automobile industry
1st
 research branch
2013
Whole of France
 
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Extract from the chapter "28. gross domestic expenditure on research and development".

Coverage: intramural business enterprise R&D expenditure in the branch
Source: MENESR-DGESIP/DGRI-SIES
Ranking of Aeronautics and space construction
2nd
 research branch
2013
Whole of France
 
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Coverage: intramural business enterprise R&D expenditure in the branch
Source: MENESR-DGESIP/DGRI-SIES
Ranking of the Pharmaceutical industry
3rd
 research branch
2013
Whole of France
 
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Extract from the chapter "28. gross domestic expenditure on research and development".

Coverage: intramural business enterprise R&D expenditure in the branch
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Ranking of Information technology and computer service activities
4th
 research branch
2013
Whole of France
 
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Extract from the chapter "28. gross domestic expenditure on research and development".

Coverage: intramural business enterprise R&D expenditure in the branch
Source: MENESR-DGESIP/DGRI-SIES
Ranking of Specialist scientific and technical activities
5th
 research branch
2013
Whole of France
 
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Extract from the chapter "28. gross domestic expenditure on research and development".

Coverage: intramural business enterprise R&D expenditure in the branch
Source: MENESR-DGESIP/DGRI-SIES
Ranking of the Chemical industry
6th
 research branch
2013
Whole of France
 
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Extract from the chapter "28. gross domestic expenditure on research and development".

Coverage: intramural business enterprise R&D expenditure in the branch
Source: MENESR-DGESIP/DGRI-SIES
Ranking of the Manufacture of instruments and appliances for measuring, testing and navigation, watches and clocks
7th
 research branch
2013
Whole of France
 
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Coverage: intramural business enterprise R&D expenditure in the branch
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Ranking of Electronic components and boards, computers, peripheral equipment
8th
 research branch
2013
Whole of France
 
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Extract from the chapter "28. gross domestic expenditure on research and development".

Coverage: intramural business enterprise R&D expenditure in the branch
Source: MENESR-DGESIP/DGRI-SIES
Ranking of the Manufacture of machines and equipment not included elsewhere
9th
 research branch
2013
Whole of France
 
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Coverage: intramural business enterprise R&D expenditure in the branch
Source: MENESR-DGESIP/DGRI-SIES
Ranking of the Manufacture of electrical equipment
11th
 research branch
2013
Whole of France
 
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Extract from the chapter "28. gross domestic expenditure on research and development".

Coverage: intramural business enterprise R&D expenditure in the branch
Source: MENESR-DGESIP/DGRI-SIES
Ranking of Telecommunications
13th
 research branch
2013
Whole of France
 
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Coverage: intramural business enterprise R&D expenditure in the branch
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Ranking of Publishing, audiovisual and broadcasting
10th
 research branch
2013
Whole of France
 
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Extract from the chapter "28. gross domestic expenditure on research and development".

Coverage: intramural business enterprise R&D expenditure in the branch
Source: MENESR-DGESIP/DGRI-SIES

28.01 Performance of R&D in France by businesses and the public sector

 
2010 2011 2012 3 2013 4 2014 5
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D
at current prices (in €M) 43,469 45,112 46,519 47,480 48,107
at 2010 prices (€M) 43,469 44,690 45,557 46,148 46,493
annual growth rate in real terms 1 (%) 3.0 2.8 1.9 1.3 0.7
Intramural business enterprise expenditure on R&D
at current prices (€M) 27,455 28,851 30,041 30,708 31,162
at 2010 prices (€M) 27,455 28,581 29,420 29,846 30,116
annual growth rate in real terms1 (%) 2.8 4.1 2.9 1.4 0.9
Intramural government expenditure on R&D2
at current prices (€M) 16,014 16,261 16,478 16,772 16,946
at 2010 prices (€M) 16,014 16,109 16,137 16,302 16,377
annual growth rate in real terms 1 (%) 3.3 0.6 0.2 1.0 0.5
 

1 Evaluated on the basis of the price change for GDP as revised in 2014 (base year = 2010).
2 Government, higher education and the non-profit sector.
3 Final results.
4 Semi-finalised results.
5 Estimates.

 Coverage: Whole of France.

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28.02 Breakdown of BERD by branch 1 using the research in 2013 (in €M)

 
BERD 2013 Average annual change in real terms over the last 3 years 2010-2013 (%)
Amount (€M) 2 Breakdown by branch (%)
Intramural business enterprise expenditure on R&D -  Industrial branches 2 22,660 74 +1.5
Manufacture of motor vehicles 3,959 13 -3.0
Manufacture of air and spacecraft and related machinery 3,509 11 +9.1
Manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations 3,113 10 -2.1
Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products 1,774 6 +4.8
Manufacture of instruments and appliances for measuring, testing and navigation; watches and clocks 1,553 5 +2.9
Manufacture of electronic components and boards, computers and peripheral equipment 1,450 5 -2.2
Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c. 1,107 4 +4.3
Manufacture of electrical equipment 1,020 3 +3.9
Manufacture of communication equipment 996 3 +2.1
Other industrial branches 4,181 14 +1.8
Intramural business enterprise expenditure on R&D - Service branches 2 6,571 21 +7.3
Computer-related and information service activities 2,027 7 +3.5
Professional, scientific and technical activities 2,053 7 +14.2
Telecommunications 986 3 +5.9
Publishing, audiovisual and broadcasting activities 1,057 3 +4.4
Other service branches 448 1 +8.4
Intramural business enterprise expenditure on R&D - Primary, energy, construction 1,477 5 +4.7
Intramural business enterprise expenditure on R&D - Total 30,708 100 +2.8
Extramural business enterprise expenditure on R&D 9,429 +7.2
 

1 Since 2008, the branches that benefit from R&D have been defined using the second edition of the French classification of activities (NAF Rev. 2).
2 See Annex.
3 Semi-finalised results.

 Coverage: Whole of France.

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28.03 Proportion of GERD implemented by businesses and governments in the OECD in 2013 (%)

IL 3
 
JP
SE
OECD
FR
UE28
IT
 
CA
 
KR
US 2
FI
DE
GB
NL
ES
 
  
Businesses
Government 1
 
 

1 Government, higher education and the private-non-profit sector.
2 Excluding (all or part of) capital expenditure.
3 Excluding (all or most) defence.

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28.04 Gross domestic expenditure on R&D by institutions carrying out public research in 2013 (€M)

Private non-profit sector
Higher education and research institutions
CNRS
EPSTs (excluding the CNRS)
EPICs
Government departments and other state institutions
Excluding EPST
EPST
 
 
 Coverage: Whole of France.

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 Note d'information SIES 15.09 - Research and development expenditure in France in 2013 - Christophe Dixte, Anna Testas - December 2015
In 2013, gross domestic expenditure on research and development (GERD) was €47.5 billion, up by 1.3% in real terms compared with 2012. The increase in GERD is due to an increase in business enterprise (+1.4%) and goverment expenditure on R&D (+1.0%). In 2013, R&D activities by businesses and government employed 418,000 people at full-time equivalent. The nation's research effort, which is the ration of GERD to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was 2.24% in 2013. It should increase slightly in 2014 to reach 2.26%. GERD should increase by 0.7% in real terms in 2014 (estimate), at a higher rate than GDP (+0.2%).
 Note flash - Enseignement supérieur & Recherche 05 - Gross domestic expenditure on R&D amounted to €47.5 billion in 2013 - Christophe Dixte, Anna Testas - September 2015
In 2013, gross domestic expenditure on research and development (GERD) amounted to €47.5 billion, an increase of €1.0 billion compared with 2012. When corrected by inflation, GERD increased by 1.3% in 2013. Business enterprise GERD (BERD) rose by 1.4% in real terms, while government GERD (GOVERD) increased by 1.0%. Research effort, which is the ratio of GERD to Gross Domestic Product (GDP), amounted to 2.24% in 2013, compared with 2.23% in 2012. It has increased by 0.22 points since 2007.

In 2014, the growth in GERD should slow down (+0.7% in real terms) due to the lower growth in government and business expenditure. GOVERD should increase by 0.5% in real terms, reaching €16.9 billion. The increase in BERD should also slow down (+0.9% in real terms), amounting to €31.2 billion in 2014. However, at 2.26%, the nation's research effort should rise slightly once again.


Other editions

Etat de l'enseignement supérieur et de la rechercheHigher education & research in France, facts and figures 10th edition - June 2017
27 - gross domestic expenditure on research and development - Catherine David
In 2014, half of intramural business expenditure on R&D (BERD) was focused on six industrial branches (‘Manufacture of motor vehicles’, ‘Manufacture of air and spacecraft and related machinery’, ‘Manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations’, ‘Computer-related and information service activities’, ‘Professional, scientific and technical activities’ and ‘Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products’). In the public sector, dedicated research institutions (EPST and EPIC) carried out 54% of all R&D funded by intramural government expenditure (GOVERD) [Consult the following page]
Etat de l'enseignement supérieur et de la rechercheHigher education & research in France, facts and figures 8th edition - November 2015
27 - gross domestic expenditure on research and development - Catherine David
In 2012, half of intramural business enterprise expenditure on R&D (BERD) was focused on six of the 32 industrial branches that benefit from R&D (‘Manufacture of motor vehicles’, ‘Manufacture of air and spacecraft and related machinery’, ‘Manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations’, ‘Computer-related and information service activities’, ‘Professional, scientific and technical activities’ and ‘Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products’). In the public sector, dedicated research institutions (EPST and EPIC) carried out 55% of all R&D funded by intramural government expenditure on R&D (GOVERD) [Consult the following page]

Translation

 Etat de l'enseignement supérieur et de la rechercheL'état de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche en France n°9 - Juin 2016
28 - les dépenses intérieures de recherche et développement - Catherine David
En 2013, six branches bénéficiaires de la recherche (automobile, aéronautique, pharmacie, activités spécialisées, scientifiques et techniques, activités informatiques et services d’information et chimie) exécutent la moitié de la dépense intérieure de R&D des entreprises. Dans le secteur public, les organismes de recherche (EPST, EPIC) exécutent 54 % de la dépense intérieure de R&D des administrations [Consult the following page in french]


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