Table 4-8
Domestic business R&D performance and funding from abroad for selected industries: 2011
(Millions of U.S. dollars)
 
Funding from abroad Funding from
abroad as share
of domestic
business R&D (%)
  Domestic
business R&D
performance
Industry Total Percent  Total  Percent  Subsidiariesa  Foreign parent
companies 
Unaffiliated
companies 
Foreign
governments 
All other
funding from
abroad
 
All industries 294,093 100.0 15,543 100.0 3,342 7,438 4,569 63 129 5.3
Manufacturing industries 201,361 68.5 11,497 74.0 2,527 5,871 2,999 46 54 5.7
Chemicals 55,324 18.8 5,229 33.6 1,354 2,209 1,658 0 8 9.5
Pharmaceuticals and medicines 45,949 15.6 4,717 30.3 1,235 1,848 1,626 0 8 10.3
Computer and electronic products 62,704 21.3 3,291 21.2 521 1,735 991 D D 5.2
Transportation equipment 40,880 13.9 857 5.5 D D D D 7 2.1
Nonmanufacturing industries 92,731 31.5 4,046 26.0 815 1,568 1,570 17 76 4.4
Information 41,865 14.2 565 3.6 D D D D * 1.3
PST services 38,219 13.0 2,489 16.0 201 1,038 1,175 17 58 6.5
Scientific R&D services 15,301 5.2 1,862 12.0 0 809 1,024 2 27 12.2
 

* = less than $500,000; D = data withheld to avoid disclosing operations of individual companies.

PST = professional, scientific, and technical.

In the table, subsidiaries are company-owned units located outside the United States. Although all estimates include an adjustment to the weight to account for unit nonresponse, the estimates for domestic R&D paid by subsidiaries abroad do not include item imputation. Caution should be used when comparing the subsidiaries’ estimates to other estimates presented in the table.

NOTES: Detail may not add to total due to rounding. Industry classification is based on the dominant business code for domestic R&D performance, where available. For companies that did not report business codes, the classification used for sampling was assigned. Statistics pertain to companies located in the United States that performed or funded R&D.

SOURCE: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics and U.S. Census Bureau, Business R&D and Innovation Survey (2011).

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