Table 4-21
Government R&D support for defense and nondefense purposes, all OECD countries: 1981–99
(Percent)
 
    Nondefense R&D budget shares
Year Defense Total Health and
environment
Economic
development
programs
Civil space Other
purposes
1981 35.6 64.4 19.7 37.6 9.9 32.8
1982 38.1 61.9 19.4 37.7 8.6 34.3
1983 39.9 60.1 19.3 36.8 7.7 36.2
1984 41.8 58.2 20.1 36.0 7.9 36.0
1985 43.4 56.6 20.5 35.6 8.6 35.3
1986 44.4 55.6 20.5 34.5 8.8 36.2
1987 44.1 55.9 21.2 32.3 9.8 36.7
1988 43.4 56.6 21.6 30.7 10.2 37.6
1989 41.9 58.1 21.8 29.7 11.0 37.6
1990 39.9 60.1 22.0 28.7 11.9 37.4
1991 36.9 63.1 22.0 28.1 12.0 38.0
1992 35.6 64.4 22.1 26.9 12.1 38.9
1993 35.6 64.4 22.1 26.0 12.3 39.6
1994 33.1 66.9 22.4 25.1 12.4 40.1
1995 31.2 68.8 22.4 24.3 12.1 41.1
1996 30.9 69.1 22.6 24.2 11.9 41.3
1997 30.7 69.3 22.8 24.5 11.4 41.3
1998 30.0 70.0 23.5 22.6 11.4 42.5
1999 29.3 70.7 24.4 23.1 10.6 41.8
 
OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

NOTE: Nondefense R&D classified as “other purposes” consists largely of general university funds (GUF) and nonoriented research programs.

SOURCE: OECD, Main Science and Technology Indicators database, 2002.
 
Science & Engineering Indicators — 2004
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