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Source: Statistics Canada

Geographical Area: Canada, provinces and territories

Unit of Measurement: Percentage

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Indicator name

Gross domestic expenditure on research and development intensity

Target

No specific target

Indicator description

This indicator measures the proportion of gross domestic expenditure allocated to research & development (GERD). The GERD is the aggregate of the total R&D expenditures and serves as a general indicator of R&D activity.

Geographical coverage

Canada, provinces and territories

Unit of measurement

Percentage

Calculations

The GERD is the aggregate of the total R&D expenditures of the performing sectors. There are four major sectors of R&D performance and five for funding: Government; Business enterprise; Higher education; Private non-profit organizations; Foreign (funding only).

Comments and limitations

Total for Canada includes the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

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