2017 R & D Intensity by Industry Sector

Industry Sector

R & D
Intensity %

R & D
Growth %

Sales Growth %

Natural Resources & Materials 1.4 -4.7 -8.7
Oil, Gas & Chemicals 1.8 -10.4 -37.4
Consumer Products 1.5 -2.1 -3.6
Health Care 14.6 5.1 4.3
Retail 4.4 16.1 -11.2
Financial Services 0.9 5.5 1.0
Electronics & Scientific Instruments 10.3 5.2 2.5
Computers & Software 11.6 6.7 1.3
Industrial Equipment & Furnishings 4.3 -3.7 -5.4
Transportation & Travel 4.3 2.2 1.6
Services except Healthcare 3.4 5.1 4.0
Construction & Real Estate 0.4 -0.8 -4.1
Communication Products & Services 2.8 3.8 0.7
Wholesale 0.1 0.7 2.4
All sectors combined 7.8 3.9 -8.5

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R&D Intensity is the ratio of R&D spending to Sales, expressed as a percentage.

The source of the above data is U.S. Sourcebook of R & D Spenders, a directory of publicly owned corporations that spend on R&D. Corporate name, address, telephone number and website are provided along with the names and titles of three senior executives. R&D budgets, sales, fiscal year closing, and more. Organized by state and ZIP code. The ideal reference for sales people who call on R&D centers and for economic development agencies. Published June 2017.

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