Research and Development Activity, Slovenia, 2016

In 2016, EUR 809.2 million was spent in Slovenia on R&D, which is 2.0% of GDP.

In 2016, EUR 809.2 million was spent in Slovenia on R&D in all sectors, which is 2.0% of GDP and less than in the previous year.

  • 11/9/2017
  • |
  • provisional data

Less spent on R&D than in the previous year
According to provisional data, gross domestic expenditure on R&D (GERD) decreased in nominal terms. In 2016, EUR 809.2 million or 2.0% of GDP1 was spent in Slovenia on R&D in all sectors. Compared with the previous year, when EUR 853.1 million was spent, GERD was nominally lower by EUR 43.9 million (i.e. 5%) or if GERD is expressed as a share of GDP the share is 0.2 of a percentage point lower.

In absolute terms, most of the decrease was on account of the business enterprise sector, which spends most of the funds for R&D. Compared to the previous year, funds for R&D decreased in nominal terms by EUR 38.7 million or 6%. In relative terms, however, the assets decreased the most in the private non-profit sector (i.e. by 40%), but this sector, expressed in absolute terms, is negligible in GERD (i.e. EUR 0.2 million).
 
Among all persons employed in R&D 56% were researchers
Among 19,975 persons employed for indefinite or definite period in R&D, 11,261 (i.e. 56%) were researchers. If persons (employed for indefinite or definite period and external personnel) involved in R&D are expressed in full time equivalent (FTE), with which we try to avoid  underestimating or overestimating the data on persons engaged in R&D, 14,357 persons were involved in R&D, of whom 8,102 (56%) were researchers. 


1) Gross domestic expenditure on R&D as a percentage of GDP is calculated on the basis of the latest available values of GDP.

Chart 1: Gross domestic expenditure on R&D by sector of performance, Slovenia, 2016
Chart 1: Gross domestic expenditure on R&D by sector of performance, Slovenia, 2016
Source: SURS
Table 1: Gross domestic expenditure on R&D, Slovenia, 2016
Source of fundsSector of performance
totalbusiness
sector
government
sector
higher
education
sector
private
non-profit
sector
1,000 EUR
Total1)809,180611,897109,13187,951201
Business enterprises559,381542,5627,3899,281149
Government163,98519,11683,19161,63543
Higher education3,204 - -3,204 -
Private non-profit organisations4630 -96
Abroad82,56550,18918,55113,8222
- no occurrence of event
1) Some totals do not add up due to rounding.
Source: SURS
Table 2: R&D personnel, Slovenia, 2016
Sector of employmentTotal R&D personnelResearchersTotal R&D personnelResearchers
number1)FTE2)
Total19,97511,26114,3578,102
Business sector12,4525,5159,5234,472
Government sector2,8971,9582,5011,667
Higher education sector4,6143,7762,3211,951
Private non-profit sector12121212
1) Data expressed in HC include persons employed for indefinite or definite period.
2) Data expressed in FTE include persons employed for indefinite or definite period and also external personnel.
Source: SURS
METHODOLOGICAL NOTE
Data on R&D for 2016 are provisional. Final data will be published on 8 March 2018.
Detailed data and time series are available on the SI-STAT data portal.
Our website uses cookies for analysing the visits. By continuing to browse the site, you agree with our use of cookies.   Details