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||2020||172,993||118,355||12,314||19,720|
|Total||A Agriculture, forestry and fishing||2020||4,552||2,862||335||610|
|Total||B-E Industry (no construction), energy||2020||63,276||48,157||6,278||4,525|
|Total||B Mining and quarrying||2020||419||180||29||25|
|Total||10-12 Manufacture of food and beverages||2020||4,332||3,174||328||455|
|Total||10 Manufacture of food products||2020||4,208||3,080||317||435|
|Total||11 Manufacture of beverages||2020||105||84||10||15|
|Total||12 Manufacture of tobacco products||2020||19||10||1||5|
|Total||13-15 Man. of textile-, leatherproducts||2020||559||337||34||100|
|Total||13 Manufacture of textiles||2020||427||243||23||75|
|Total||14 Manufacture of wearing apparel||2020||21||8||1||10|
|Total||15 Manufacture of leather and footwear||2020||112||86||10||15|
|Total||16+23 Man of wooden and buildingmaterial||2020||801||381||29||160|
|Total||16 Manufacture of wood products||2020||243||111||6||70|
|Total||17-18 Manufacture of paper and printing||2020||836||443||46||125|
|Total||17 Manufacture of paper||2020||648||338||39||70|
|Total||18 Printing and reproduction||2020||188||105||7||55|
|Total||19-22 Refineries and chemistry||2020||9,133||7,586||1,207||575|
|Total||19 Manufacture of coke and petroleum||2020||.||.||.||.|
|Total||20-21 Chemistry and pharmaceuticals||2020||6,920||5,999||907||295|
|Total||20 Manufacture of chemicals||2020||4,728||4,032||594||230|
|Total||21 Manufacture of pharmaceuticals||2020||2,192||1,967||313||60|
|Total||22 Manufacture rubber, plastic products||2020||.||.||.||275|
|Total||23 Manufacture of building materials||2020||558||270||23||90|
|Total||24-30, 33 Metalectro||2020||43,955||34,263||4,454||2,660|
|Total||24-25 Man. of basic metals and -products||2020||5,572||2,877||277||860|
|Total||24 Manufacture of basic metals||2020||974||643||83||70|
|Total||25 Manufacture of metal products||2020||4,598||2,234||194||790|
|Total||26-28 Manufact of electronics, machinery||2020||33,139||27,842||3,871||1,345|
|Total||26-27 Elektrical and electron. Industry||2020||13,409||11,867||1,506||455|
|Total||26 Manufacture of electronic products||2020||7,793||6,870||871||320|
|Total||27 Manufacture of electric equipment||2020||5,616||4,997||635||135|
|Total||28 Manufacture of machinery n.e.c.||2020||19,729||15,975||2,365||890|
|Total||29-30 Transport equipment||2020||3,866||2,834||254||230|
|Total||29 Manufacture of cars and trailers||2020||2,086||1,767||175||100|
|Total||30 Manufacture of other transport||2020||1,781||1,067||79||130|
|Total||31 Manufacture of furniture||2020||746||339||17||110|
|Total||32 Manufacture of other products||2020||1,296||829||64||165|
|Total||33 Repair and installation of machinery||2020||1,377||709||52||225|
|Total||D Energy supply||2020||616||376||47||60|
|Total||35 Energy supply||2020||616||376||47||60|
|Total||E Water supply and waste management||2020||583||249||25||85|
|Total||G-I Trade, transport, hotels, catering||2020||14,748||9,654||758||2,580|
|Total||G Wholesale and retail trade||2020||12,259||7,989||649||2,270|
|Total||H Transportation and storage||2020||2,385||1,621||106||280|
|Total||I Accommodation and food serving||2020||104||44||3||30|
|Total||J Information and communication||2020||33,835||23,972||1,709||3,765|
|Total||58-60 Publishing, movie, radio and TV||2020||.||.||.||100|
|Total||59 Film, TV and music production etc||2020||216||152||12||50|
|Total||60 Programming and broadcasting||2020||.||.||.||.|
|Total||62-63 IT- and information services||2020||25,787||17,634||1,288||3,610|
|Total||62 Support activities in the field of IT||2020||23,870||16,416||1,206||3,360|
|Total||63 Information service activities||2020||1,917||1,218||82||255|
|Total||K Financial institutions||2020||6,563||4,326||462||1,765|
|Total||L Renting, buying, selling real estate||2020||169||92||7||60|
|Total||68 Renting, buying, selling real estate||2020||169||92||7||60|
|Total||M-N Business services||2020||37,526||23,359||2,269||4,780|
|Total||M Other specialised business services||2020||33,133||21,525||2,136||3,865|
|Total||69-71 Management, technical consultancy||2020||14,276||6,661||534||2,660|
|Total||69 Legal services, administration etc.||2020||393||274||42||45|
|Total||70 Holding companies (not financial)||2020||3,710||1,653||105||1,040|
|Total||71 Architects, technical services etc.||2020||10,173||4,735||387||1,575|
|Total||72 Research and development||2020||17,124||13,657||1,525||725|
|Total||73-75 Advertising, design and other||2020||1,732||1,207||77||480|
|Total||73 Advertising and market research||2020||.||.||.||200|
|Total||74 Other specialised business services||2020||1,031||734||47||275|
|Total||75 Veterinary activities||2020||.||.||.||.|
|Total||N Renting and other business support||2020||4,393||1,834||133||915|
|Total||O-Q Government and care||2020||.||.||.||.|
|Total||O Public administration and services||2020||.||.||.||.|
|Total||84 Public administration and services||2020||.||.||.||.|
|Total||Q Health and social work activities||2020||.||.||.||.|
|Total||87-88 Care and social work||2020||.||.||.||.|
|Total||R-U Culture, recreation, other services||2020||.||.||.||.|
|Total||R Culture, sports and recreation||2020||.||.||.||.|
|Total||S Other service activities||2020||.||.||.||.|
|Total||T Activities of households||2020||.||.||.||.|
|Total||U Extraterritorial organisations||2020||.||.||.||.|
|Total||99 Extraterritorial organisations||2020||.||.||.||.|
|0 to 49 employed persons||A-U All economic activities||2020||53,709||27,085||1,738||15,800|
|0 to 49 employed persons||A Agriculture, forestry and fishing||2020||1,472||554||37||565|
|0 to 49 employed persons||B-E Industry (no construction), energy||2020||12,732||5,480||394||2,905|
|0 to 49 employed persons||B Mining and quarrying||2020||.||.||.||10|
|0 to 49 employed persons||C Manufacturing||2020||12,369||5,307||381||2,800|
|0 to 49 employed persons||10-12 Manufacture of food and beverages||2020||597||156||9||205|
|0 to 49 employed persons||10 Manufacture of food products||2020||586||151||8||195|
|0 to 49 employed persons||11 Manufacture of beverages||2020||11||5||0||5|
|0 to 49 employed persons||12 Manufacture of tobacco products||2020||0||0||0||0|
|0 to 49 employed persons||13-15 Man. of textile-, leatherproducts||2020||263||93||6||65|
|0 to 49 employed persons||13 Manufacture of textiles||2020||.||.||.||45|
|0 to 49 employed persons||14 Manufacture of wearing apparel||2020||21||8||1||10|
|0 to 49 employed persons||15 Manufacture of leather and footwear||2020||.||.||.||10|
|0 to 49 employed persons||16+23 Man of wooden and buildingmaterial||2020||.||.||.||95|
|0 to 49 employed persons||16 Manufacture of wood products||2020||.||.||.||55|
Dataset is not available.
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 26 August 2022:
The definitive figures about 2020 have been published.
When will new figures be published?
Mid 2023 definitive figures about 2021 will be published.
- 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