Government R&D budget analysis

Federal research expenditure  
(GBARD=Government Budget Allocations for Research and Development)

The budgetary items of the federal state for R&D are summarised in the detailed table Allocation of R&D-relevant funds of the federal government for the Federal Finances Act of the respective year which contains the payments of the federal state to international organisations with the aim of research and research promotion (part a), as well as the national federal expenditure for research and research promotion (federal research budget; part b).

The R&D relevant budgetary items of the detailed table Allocation of R&D-relevant funds of the federal government (part a and part b) serve as a basis for the classification by socio-economic objectives for reporting to the EU and OECD and are analysed by applying the “GBARD“ concept which refers primarily to the budgets of the central state or federal state.

In 2019 the federal state spends €3.1 bn for research and research promotion. Contributions to international organisations aimed at research and research promotion amount to €103.3 million.

The highest shares of the federal expenditure for research and research promotion in 2019 by socio-economic objectives can be found in the categories promotion of the general advancement of knowledge: 30.9%, promotion of industrial production and industry: 24.5%, and promotion of health: 22.1%.

Results (overview): Federal expenditure 2017 to 2019 for research and research promotion (GBARD)
Federal expenditure 2010 to 2019 for research and research promotion by socio-economic objectives (GBARD)
Federal expenditure 2000 to 2009 for research and research promotion by socio-economic objectives (GBAORD)
Federal expenditure 1990 to 1999 for research and research promotion by socio-economic objectives (GBAORD)
Federal expenditure 1980 to 1989 for research and research promotion by socio-economic objectives (GBAORD)
Federal expenditure 1975 to 1979 for research and research promotion by socio-economic objectives (GBAORD)
Federal expenditure 2011 to 2017 for research and research promotion by type of funding (GBARD)
National public funding to transnationally coordinated R&D 2010 to 2017


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