Business Enterprise Research and Development Scotland 2009
Scotland's Chief Statistician today released Business Enterprise Research and Development (BERD) Scotland 2009. The publication includes the latest statistics to 2009 on Business R&D activity in Scotland. Regional and international comparisons are included, as are statistics by product group, size of business, source of funding and ownership.
The main findings are:
- BERD expenditure in Scotland was £644 million in 2009, 4.1 per cent of the UK figure.
- BERD expenditure in Scotland has increased by £87 million since 2008. This represents a real terms increase of 13.7 per cent since 2008 - expenditure at the UK level decreased by 4.1 per cent, in real terms, over the same period.
- BERD expenditure was 0.56 per cent of Scottish GDP in 2009, compared to 1.11 per cent for the UK.
- BERD expenditure in Scotland is dominated by the manufacturing sector, followed by the services sector and then other sectors, such as extractive industries. Expenditure on manufacturing R&D increased by 6.5 per cent (£27 million), expenditure on services R&D increased by 28.0 per cent (£26 million) and expenditure on R&D in other sectors increased by 49.2 per cent (24 million).
This publication presents the most recent data for Business Enterprise R&D (BERD) in 2009 - and revised data for 2007 and 2008.
Official statistics are produced by professionally independent statistical staff.