|2002||1.15||0.96||1.81 (e)||1.79 (e)|
|2001||:||0.89||1.79 (e)||1.78 (e)|
|2000||:||0.89||1.78 (e)||1.77 (e)|
|Units: % of the GDP (base 2010).|
|Source Catalonia: Idescat. Source Spain, eurozone and European Union: Eurostat.|
|- Target EU-28 (3%); target Spain (2%)|
|- The data for the last four years are provisional.|
|(e) Estimated value|
|: Not available|
Date published: July 26, 2017. Revised series on December 13, 2017.
The indicator provided is GERD (Gross domestic expenditure on R&D) as a percentage of GDP.
"Research and experimental development (R&D) comprise creative work undertaken on a systematic basis in order to increase the stock of knowledge, including knowledge of man, culture and society and the use of this stock of knowledge to devise new applications" (Frascati Manual, 2002 edition, § 63 ).
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D (GERD) is consequently composed of: Business enterprise expenditure on R&D (BERD), Higher Education expenditure on R&D (HERD), Government expenditure on R&D (GOVERD) and Private Non-profit expenditure on R&D (PNPRD).
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