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Spanish R&D spending grows again in 2017 after 2016 slowdown, but still in pre-crisis levels

Spanish R&D Spending Grows Again In 2017 After 2016 Slowdown, But Without Reaching Pre-Crisis Levels

According to FEDEA, the total expenditure on R&D grew 6% compared to 2016. Companies increased their expenditure on R&D by 8% and the public sector slightly more than 2%. These growth rates recall those of the years before the crisis but are still not sufficient for Spain to escape the small group of European countries who still have not recovered pre-crisis levels of R&D spending.