Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation

Key biotechnology indicators

 

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

Latest update: October 2018

Tiny URL for this page: oe.cd/kbi

 

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

 

 

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, 2006-2015


2. Biotechnology R&D

KBI 2 Biotechnology R&D expenditures in the business sector, 2006-2015

KBI 3 Biotechnology R&D intensity in the business sector, 2006-2015

 

3. Public-sector biotechnology R&D

KBI 4 Intramural biotechnology R&D expenditures in the government and higher education sectors, millions of USD PPP, 2005-2015

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, 2005-2015

 

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,  2000-14

KBI 7 Revealed technological advantage in biotechnologies, based on the new biotech definition, 2002-2005 and 2012-2015

 

Methodology: Biotechnology statistics methodology 2018 (xls) 

 

 Also available: Key nanotechnology indicators