Research and development; personnel, expenditure, company size, branch

Research and development; personnel, expenditure, company size, branch

Company size Sector/branches (SIC2008) Periods R&D personnel Employed persons (number) R&D personnel Years of work (number) Expenditure R&D on in-house activities (mln euro) Enterprises with in-house R&D activities (number)
Total A-U All economic activities 2018 164,144 112,807 10,998 19,030
Total A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2018 5,079 2,643 271 740
Total B-E Industry (no construction), energy 2018 63,339 48,554 5,695 4,460
Total B Mining and quarrying 2018 236 157 26 20
Total C Manufacturing 2018 61,827 47,749 5,596 4,280
Total D Energy supply 2018 702 370 49 55
Total E Water supply and waste management 2018 575 278 25 105
Total F Construction 2018 3,147 1,244 88 670
Total G-I Trade, transport, hotels, catering 2018 14,112 8,578 729 2,645
Total G Wholesale and retail trade 2018 12,026 7,192 599 2,395
Total H Transportation and storage 2018 2,032 1,359 128 230
Total I Accommodation and food serving 2018 54 27 2 20
Total J Information and communication 2018 32,976 23,017 1,547 3,690
Total K Financial institutions 2018 6,337 4,446 416 1,720
Total L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2018 215 149 9 55
Total M-N Business services 2018 31,457 20,561 1,938 4,265
Total M Other specialised business services 2018 27,808 18,994 1,823 3,645
Total N Renting and other business support 2018 3,649 1,567 115 620
Total O-Q Government and care 2018 . . . .
Total O Public administration and services 2018 . . . .
Total P Education 2018 . . . .
Total Q Health and social work activities 2018 . . . .
Total R-U Culture, recreation, other services 2018 . . . .
Total R Culture, sports and recreation 2018 . . . .
Total S Other service activities 2018 . . . .
Total T Activities of households 2018 . . . .
Total U Extraterritorial organisations 2018 . . . .
0 to 49 employed persons A-U All economic activities 2018 49,682 25,864 1,469 15,380
0 to 49 employed persons A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2018 1,719 680 37 695
0 to 49 employed persons B-E Industry (no construction), energy 2018 11,508 5,219 316 2,830
0 to 49 employed persons B Mining and quarrying 2018 . . . .
0 to 49 employed persons C Manufacturing 2018 11,087 5,035 304 2,695
0 to 49 employed persons D Energy supply 2018 128 81 5 40
0 to 49 employed persons E Water supply and waste management 2018 . . . 85
0 to 49 employed persons F Construction 2018 1,909 624 37 525
0 to 49 employed persons G-I Trade, transport, hotels, catering 2018 4,657 2,163 129 2,120
0 to 49 employed persons G Wholesale and retail trade 2018 4,300 1,935 115 1,960
0 to 49 employed persons H Transportation and storage 2018 347 224 14 150
0 to 49 employed persons I Accommodation and food serving 2018 10 4 0 10
0 to 49 employed persons J Information and communication 2018 14,156 8,598 415 3,300
0 to 49 employed persons K Financial institutions 2018 2,230 1,088 51 1,645
0 to 49 employed persons L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2018 95 47 2 40
0 to 49 employed persons M-N Business services 2018 12,474 7,201 470 3,780
0 to 49 employed persons M Other specialised business services 2018 11,544 6,859 447 3,355
0 to 49 employed persons N Renting and other business support 2018 930 342 23 425
0 to 49 employed persons O-Q Government and care 2018 . . . .
0 to 49 employed persons O Public administration and services 2018 . . . .
0 to 49 employed persons P Education 2018 . . . .
0 to 49 employed persons Q Health and social work activities 2018 . . . .
0 to 49 employed persons R-U Culture, recreation, other services 2018 . . . .
0 to 49 employed persons R Culture, sports and recreation 2018 . . . .
0 to 49 employed persons S Other service activities 2018 . . . .
0 to 49 employed persons T Activities of households 2018 . . . .
0 to 49 employed persons U Extraterritorial organisations 2018 . . . .
50 to 249 employed persons A-U All economic activities 2018 38,747 26,565 2,285 2,760
50 to 249 employed persons A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2018 696 270 23 35
50 to 249 employed persons B-E Industry (no construction), energy 2018 16,466 11,262 957 1,340
50 to 249 employed persons B Mining and quarrying 2018 . . . 10
50 to 249 employed persons C Manufacturing 2018 16,114 11,062 939 1,310
50 to 249 employed persons D Energy supply 2018 215 138 11 5
50 to 249 employed persons E Water supply and waste management 2018 . . . 10
50 to 249 employed persons F Construction 2018 647 280 21 110
50 to 249 employed persons G-I Trade, transport, hotels, catering 2018 5,127 3,286 306 410
50 to 249 employed persons G Wholesale and retail trade 2018 4,973 3,228 299 370
50 to 249 employed persons H Transportation and storage 2018 154 58 6 40
50 to 249 employed persons I Accommodation and food serving 2018 0 0 0 0
50 to 249 employed persons J Information and communication 2018 7,772 5,584 448 320
50 to 249 employed persons K Financial institutions 2018 . . . 35
50 to 249 employed persons L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2018 . . . 15
50 to 249 employed persons M-N Business services 2018 7,208 5,444 503 360
50 to 249 employed persons M Other specialised business services 2018 6,374 4,876 466 225
50 to 249 employed persons N Renting and other business support 2018 834 568 38 135
50 to 249 employed persons O-Q Government and care 2018 . . . .
50 to 249 employed persons O Public administration and services 2018 . . . .
50 to 249 employed persons P Education 2018 . . . .
50 to 249 employed persons Q Health and social work activities 2018 . . . .
50 to 249 employed persons R-U Culture, recreation, other services 2018 . . . .
50 to 249 employed persons R Culture, sports and recreation 2018 . . . .
50 to 249 employed persons S Other service activities 2018 . . . .
50 to 249 employed persons T Activities of households 2018 . . . .
50 to 249 employed persons U Extraterritorial organisations 2018 . . . .
250 and more employed persons A-U All economic activities 2018 75,715 60,378 7,245 890
250 and more employed persons A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2018 2,664 1,694 211 10
250 and more employed persons B-E Industry (no construction), energy 2018 35,365 32,072 4,422 290
250 and more employed persons B Mining and quarrying 2018 . . . .
250 and more employed persons C Manufacturing 2018 34,625 31,651 4,352 270
250 and more employed persons D Energy supply 2018 359 151 33 5
250 and more employed persons E Water supply and waste management 2018 . . . 10
250 and more employed persons F Construction 2018 591 340 30 35
250 and more employed persons G-I Trade, transport, hotels, catering 2018 4,328 3,129 295 115
250 and more employed persons G Wholesale and retail trade 2018 2,753 2,029 185 70
250 and more employed persons H Transportation and storage 2018 1,531 1,078 109 40
250 and more employed persons I Accommodation and food serving 2018 44 23 2 10
250 and more employed persons J Information and communication 2018 11,048 8,834 684 70
250 and more employed persons K Financial institutions 2018 . . . 45
250 and more employed persons L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2018 . . . .
250 and more employed persons M-N Business services 2018 11,775 7,916 965 125
250 and more employed persons M Other specialised business services 2018 9,890 7,260 911 65
250 and more employed persons N Renting and other business support 2018 1,885 656 55 60
250 and more employed persons O-Q Government and care 2018 . . . .
250 and more employed persons O Public administration and services 2018 . . . .
250 and more employed persons P Education 2018 . . . .
250 and more employed persons Q Health and social work activities 2018 . . . .
250 and more employed persons R-U Culture, recreation, other services 2018 . . . .
250 and more employed persons R Culture, sports and recreation 2018 . . . .
250 and more employed persons S Other service activities 2018 . . . .
250 and more employed persons T Activities of households 2018 . . . .
250 and more employed persons U Extraterritorial organisations 2018 . . . .
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

Table description


This table contains figures regarding enterprises that conduct in-house Research and Development (R&D) activities with own or external personnel. Additionally figures are available regarding the personnel and the expenditure related to these R&D activities.

The figures are broken down by company size and branch of industry according to the Standard Industrial Classification 2008 (SIC 2008).

The R&D activities are conducted in-house by own or external personnel in the Netherlands. Outsourced R&D is not included in this table. Furthermore, this table only concerns the "businesses" sector. The sectors "institutions" and "higher education" are not included in this table.

Data available from: 2013

Status of the figures:
All figures are definitive.

Changes as of March 31, 2021:
None, this is a new table.

When will new figures be published?
In the fourth quarter of 2021 definitive figures about 2019 will be published.

Description topics

R&D personnel
The personnel that conducts the in-house R&D activities, expressed in numbers of employed persons and years of work.
Employed persons
Someone working for a company located in the Netherlands, or for an institution or private household in the Netherlands.

In order to be included in the R&D personnel an employed person needs to spend at least 0,1 FTE annually on R&D related activities.

Employed persons are all persons having paid jobs, even for only one or some hours a week, and even if they:
- work legally as such, but without registration for income tax and social security (“undeclared work”);
- are temporarily not at work, but have continued receipt of wages or salary (for instance in case of illness or hold-ups due to frost);
- are on a temporary unpaid-leave.
Employed persons can be divided into employees and the self-employed persons. They can live in the Netherlands, but also abroad.

Years of work
A measure for the volume of work, calculated by converting all jobs (full-time and part-time) into full-time jobs, also known as full-time equivalents (FTE).

As such, when combined, the volume of work of two half jobs (0.5 FTE each) totals one year of work.
Expenditure R&D on in-house activities
Enterprises with in-house R&D activities