Home Business The growth rate of R&D expenditure in my country’s central and western regions has surpassed that of eastern regions for four consecutive years.

The growth rate of R&D expenditure in my country’s central and western regions has surpassed that of eastern regions for four consecutive years.

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CCTV News: Yesterday (September 22), the National Bureau of Statistics, the Ministry of Science and Technology, and the Ministry of Finance jointly issued the “Statistical Communiqué on National Science and Technology Expenditures in 2020.” The “Communiqué” shows that in 2020, my country’s research and experimental development, that is, R&D funding investment will hit a new high, and the investment intensity will continue to increase.

According to the “Communiqué” data, my country’s total R&D investment in 2020 will exceed 2.4 trillion yuan, reaching 2439.31 billion yuan, an increase of 224.95 billion yuan over the previous year, an increase of 10.2%, continuing the double-digit growth since the “13th Five-Year Plan” period. However, due to factors such as the new crown pneumonia epidemic, the growth rate dropped by 2.3 percentage points from the previous year.

Specifically, the pulling effect of enterprises has been further strengthened. In 2020, corporate R&D expenditures will be 1,867.38 billion yuan, an increase of 10.4% over the previous year; it will account for 76.6% of the national R&D expenditure and contribute 77.9% to the national growth, an increase of 0.2 and 9.4 percentage points over the previous year, respectively. Enhanced.

From a regional perspective, the number of provinces with R&D expenditures exceeding 100 billion yuan reached eight, an increase of two over the previous year. The R&D expenditures in the eastern, central and western regions of my country were 165.173 billion yuan, 466.29 billion yuan and 321.29 billion yuan, respectively, up 9.2%, 12% and 12.4% over the previous year. The growth rate of the central and western regions exceeded that of the eastern regions for 4 consecutive years, catching up The situation is obvious. The growth rate of R&D funding in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei and Yangtze River Delta regions is faster than the national average.

From an international comparison, in 2020, my country’s total R&D expenditure is about 54% of the United States, 2.1 times that of Japan, and firmly ranking second in the world. Among the world‘s major economies, my country’s R&D investment intensity has risen from the 16th place in the world in 2016 to the 12th place.

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