2016 R & D Intensity by Industry Sector

Industry Sector

R & D
Intensity %

R & D
Growth %

Sales Growth %

Natural Resources & Materials 1.3 -0.8 -6.7
Oil, Gas & Chemicals 1.4 -5.5 -25.8
Consumer Products 1.4 -4.5 -3.0
Health Care 13.8 2.7 3.4
Retail 6.0 17.2 8.4
Financial Services 1.1 5.3 7.7
Electronics & Scientific Instruments 9.8 4.8 4.2
Computers & Software 11.5 6.3 2.5
Industrial Equipment & Furnishings 4.0 -3.2 -5.1
Transportation & Travel 4.0 0.7 0.3
Services except Healthcare 3.1 5.5 2.6
Construction & Real Estate 0.4 3.7 -4.5
Communication Products & Services 2.2 2.5 -0.3
Wholesale 0.1 2.8 5.0
All sectors combined 4.5 2.9 -4.5

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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 2016.

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