Table 4-6
Company and other (non-Federal) R&D fund share of net sales in R&D- performing companies, by industry and company size: 2000, 2001
(Percent)
 
Industry and company size 2000 2001
All industries 3.4 3.8
Manufacturing 3.3 3.6
Communications equipment 10.1 16.6
Semiconductor and other
electronic components
7.4 10.5
Medical equipment and supplies 12.9 9.0
Pharmaceuticals and medicines 9.6 7.8
Computers and peripheral equipment 6.4 7.6
Navigational, measuring, electro-
medical, and control instruments
8.0 7.3
Resin, synthetic rubber, fibers,
and filament
5.6 4.5
Machinery 3.8 4.2
Motor vehicles, trailers, and parts 3.2 3.5
Other chemicals 3.8 3.2
Aerospace products and parts 2.8 3.0
Electrical equipment, appliances,
and components
2.2 2.9
Plastics and rubber products 1.4 2.9
Nonmetallic mineral products 1.8 2.3
Basic chemicals 2.3 2.2
Paper, printing, and support activities 1.6 2.1
Fabricated metal products 1.5 1.6
Furniture and related products 0.8 0.9
Primary metals 0.5 0.7
Food 0.4 0.5
Nonmanufacturing 3.8 4.0
Scientific R&D services 34.4 36.5
Software 20.4 19.3
Computer systems design and
related services
15.8 16.5
Management of companies
and enterprises
4.4 7.8
Trade 5.4 6.2
Architectural, engineering, and
related services
7.3 5.2
Health care services 3.2 4.1
Newspaper, periodical, book,
and database
2.0 2.7
Transportation and warehousing 0.3 2.4
Construction 1.8 1.4
Mining, extraction, and support
activities
1.2 1.3
Finance, insurance, and real estate 1.2 0.7
Broadcasting and telecommunications 0.4 0.5
Utilities 0.1 0.0
Company size (number of employees)    
5–24 17.2 12.9
25–49 13.4 10.6
50–99 11.2 10.4
100–249 8.0 10.8
250–499 6.1 8.0
500–999 4.7 5.7
1,000–4,999 3.5 4.2
5,000–9,999 2.2 2.5
10,000–24,999 3.1 3.5
25,000 or more 2.9 3.0
 
SOURCE: National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics, Research and Development in Industry: 2001 (Arlington, VA, forthcoming).
 
Science & Engineering Indicators — 2004
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