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Science, technology and innovation policy

Key biotechnology indicators

 

These biotechnology indicators are produced by the OECD’s Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation (DSTI).

Latest update: October 2020

Tiny URL for this page: oe.cd/kbi

 

 

Click on the links below to go to the graphs and get to the underlying data in Excel format

  

1. Biotechnology firms

KBI 1 Number of firms active in biotechnology, 2006-2018


2. Biotechnology R&D

KBI 2 Biotechnology R&D expenditures in the business sector, 2006-2018

KBI 3 Biotechnology R&D intensity in the business sector, 2006-2018

 

3. Public-sector biotechnology R&D

KBI 4 Intramural biotechnology R&D expenditures in the government and higher education sectors, millions of USD PPP, 2005-2018

KBI 5 Intramural biotechnology R&D expenditures in the government and higher education sectors as a percentage of total government and higher education sectors R&D expenditures, 2005-2018

 

4. Biotechnology patents - these indicators will be updated end 2018

KBI 6 Economies' share in biotechnology-related patents, based on the new biotech definition, OECD countries,  2000-18

KBI 7 Revealed technological advantage in biotechnologies, based on the new biotech definition, 2006-2008 and 2016-2018

 

Methodology: Biotechnology statistics methodology 2020 (xls) 

 

 Also available: Key nanotechnology indicators 

See also: Revised proposal for the revision of the statistical definitions of biotechnology and nanotechnology (January 2018)