Worldwide Research & Development (R&D) investments of the top R&D investing companies increased by 4 % in 2010 to € 456 bn. R&D investments of European Union (EU) and US companies were the most affected by the crisis in 2009. EU companies are lagging behind in R&D investment compared with competitors from the US and some Asian competitors.
World’s Top 20 Companies by their R&D Investment in 2010
R&D Expenditure as a Percentage of Sales in 2010
R&D Investment by the Top 1400 Companies by World Region in 2010
(% of total € 456 bn)
R&D Ranking of Industrial Sectors and Shares of World Regions for the Top 1400 Companies