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R&D government budget allocation per person under EU average

04/08/2022 07:57

Cyprus has allocated 103 euro per person to research and development in 2021, compared to 244 euro in the EU’s average, according to data on government budget allocations for R&D published by Eurostat, the statistical service of the European Union.

In 2021, the total government budget allocations for R&D across the EU stood at 109,250 mln euro, equivalent to 0.8% of GDP. This is a 6% increase compared with 2020 (102 791 million euro) and a 35% increase compared with 2011 (81 139 million euro).

According to this data, government budget allocations for R&D at an EU level stood at 244 euro per person, a 33% increase compared with 2011 (184 euro per person). The highest allocations were recorded in Luxembourg (689 euro per person), followed at a distance by Denmark (530 euro) and Germany (471 euro).

On the other hand, EU countries with the lowest R&D budget allocations per person were Romania (19 euro per person), Bulgaria (24 euro), Latvia (45 euro) and Hungary (60 euro).

Over the last decade, the largest percentage increases in government budget allocations for R&D at euro per person were recorded in Latvia (from 14 euro in 2011 to 45 in 2021), Greece (from 58 euro to 152) and Hungary (from 30 euro to 60). In contrast, these allocations decreased in Spain (from 155 euro in 2011 to 152 in 2021).

In Cyprus, there was a small increase compared to 2011 (from 96 to 103 euro), but a decrease compared to 2020 (from 132 euro). Per person allocation had decreased significantly in 2012 and 2013 (to 81 and 67 euro respectively) and stayed around 70 euro between 2014 and 2018. The number increased one more in 2019 (to 92 euro) and in 2020 (to 132 euro)