28 Apr 2009

Research and development spending up

12:18 pm on 28 April 2009

Spending on research and development rose by 17% between 2006 - 2008.

A bi-annual survey by Statistic New Zealand shows $2.1 billion was spent on R&D in 2008, compared to $1.8 billion in 2006.

Primary industry netted the most, with 19% of all R&D being carried out for its benefit.

Manufacturing, health, environment, and information and communication services each accounted for about 10% of R&D expenditure in 2008.