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ANBERD (Analytical Business Enterprise Research and Development) database


Last data update: February 2016
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The OECD’s ANalytical Business Enterprise Research and Development (ANBERD) database presents annual data on R&D expenditures by industry and was developed to provide analysts with comprehensive data on industrial R&D expenditures that address the problems of international comparability and breaks in the time series of official business enterprise R&D data. The ANBERD database includes a number of estimations and is published under the responsibility of the Secretary General of the OECD as it does not represent Member countries’ official submissions of business enterprise R&D data.

The current version of the ANBERD database presents industrial R&D expenditure data broken down in up to 100 manufacturing and services sectors for OECD countries and selected non-member economies from 1987 onwards. For the first time, the reported data are in ISIC Revision 4 and are expressed in national currencies as well as in PPP US dollars, both at current and constant prices. The current version of ANBERD is incomplete in terms of country coverage since the transition process from ISIC Rev.3 to ISIC Rev.4 is still in progress. The ANBERD data are updated continuously on a rolling basis and additional countries will be included in the coming months as they become available.

In addition to the ANBERD dataset, official BERD data submitted to the OECD via the OECD/Eurostat R&D data collection (which is the main underlying source for ANBERD) can be accessed through the OECD Research and Development Statistics (RDS) database.

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Coverage table


ANBERD versions:


Country coverage

Sector coverage (max)

Time coverage

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ISIC Rev.4

Currently, 31 OECD countries and 4 non-member economies.

100 manufacturing and services sectors

1987 onwards

On a rolling basis (country coverage to be extended)

 ISIC Rev.3 – archived version  32 OECD countries and  6 non-member economies  60 manufacturing and services sectors  1987-2010/11  Discontinued
 ISIC Rev.2 – archived version

15 OECD countries

 34 sectors, predominantly in manufacturing  1973-1997/98  Discontinued


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ANBERD belongs to the STAN family databases: STAN Database for Structural AnalysisSTAN Bilateral Trade by Industry and End-use category (BTDIxE)STAN Input-Output and STAN Indicators. The STAN databases are united by compatible industry lists based on the ISIC classification.


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