Ranking of the 20 companies with the highest spending on research and development in 2018 (in billion U.S. dollars)

Companies with the highest spending on research and development 2018 This statistic shows the 20 companies with the highest expenditure on research and development in 2018. In 2018, Samsung spent around 15.3 billion U.S. dollars on research and development. Top industry in global R&D spending in 2018 was computing and electronics with a share of 22.5 percent.
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Expenditure (in billion U.S. dollars)
Amazon 22.6
Alphabet 16.2
Volkswagen 15.8
Samsung 15.3
Intel Co 13.1
Microsoft 12.3
Apple 11.6
Roche 10.8
Johnson & Johnson 10.6
Merck 10.2
Toyota 10
Novartis 8.5
Ford 8
Facebook7.8
Pfizer 7.7
General Motors 7.3
Honda7.1
Daimler 7.1
Sanofi6.6
Siemens6.1
Expenditure (in billion U.S. dollars)
Amazon 22.6
Alphabet 16.2
Volkswagen 15.8
Samsung 15.3
Intel Co 13.1
Microsoft 12.3
Apple 11.6
Roche 10.8
Johnson & Johnson 10.6
Merck 10.2
Toyota 10
Novartis 8.5
Ford 8
Facebook7.8
Pfizer 7.7
General Motors 7.3
Honda7.1
Daimler 7.1
Sanofi6.6
Siemens6.1
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This statistic shows the 20 companies with the highest expenditure on research and development in 2018. In 2018, Samsung spent around 15.3 billion U.S. dollars on research and development. Top industry in global R&D spending in 2018 was computing and electronics with a share of 22.5 percent.
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October 2018
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
2018
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