Research and development expenditure in New Zealand
By broad industry or sector, 2008–2016, NZD millions
Research and development (R&D): R&D performed by enterprises are generally investigative work that is of actual or potential use in the development of new or enhanced materials, products, devices, processes, or services. R&D directed towards duplicating work already developed by others is only included if the knowledge or technology required for the development is not available to the enterprise.
For more information
Only businesses that Stats NZ pre-identified as carrying out R&D are included. The business sector includes central and local government-owned trading enterprises.
The government sector excludes central and local government-owned trading enterprises but includes scientific research.
The higher education sector includes 8 universities (and their commercial arms).
Figures exclude GST.
Data provided by
Research and Development Survey: Total research and development expenditure by industry (Annual-Jun) 2016
How to find the data
At URL provided, select 'Industry sectors > Research and Development survey - RAD > Total research and development expenditure by industry (Annual-Jun)'. All variables were selected to create this dataset.
Import & extraction details
From the dataset Research and Development Survey: Total research and development expenditure by industry (Annual-Jun) 2016, this data was extracted:
- Rows: 3-11
- Columns: 2-22
- Provided: 105 data points
This data forms the table R&D - Total research and development expenditure by industry and sector 2008–2016.
Dataset originally released on:
March 29, 2017
About this dataset
The Research and Development Survey, conducted every two years, is a joint survey with the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). The survey measures the level of research and development (R&D) activity, employment, and expenditure by business sector enterprises, government departments, government-owned trading entities, and universities.
Method of collection/Data provider
The R&D Survey is a postal survey consisting of four questionnaires: a business questionnaire, a government questionnaire, a CRI questionnaire, and a higher education (universities) questionnaire. These questionnaires are specifically designed to capture data on R&D from these different organisation types.
Stats NZ requested information for the last financial year within the 12 months ending 30 September.