Ranking of the 20 companies with the highest spending on research and development in 2017 (in billion U.S. dollars)

Companies with the highest spending on research and development 2017 This statistic shows the 20 companies with the highest expenditure on research and development in 2017. In 2017, Samsung spent around 12.7 billion U.S. dollars on research and development. Top industry in global R&D spending in 2016 was computing and electronics with a share of 24 percent.
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Expenditure (in billion U.S. dollars)
Amazon 16.1
Alphabet 13.9
Samsung 12.7
Intel Co 12.7
Volkswagen 12.1
Microsoft 12
Roche 11.4
Merck 10.1
Apple 10
Novartis 9.6
Toyota 9.3
Johnson & Johnson 9.1
General Motors 8.1
Pfizer 7.9
Ford 7.3
Daimler 6.9
Oracle 6.8
Cisco 6.3
Honda6.2
Facebook5.9
Expenditure (in billion U.S. dollars)
Amazon 16.1
Alphabet 13.9
Samsung 12.7
Intel Co 12.7
Volkswagen 12.1
Microsoft 12
Roche 11.4
Merck 10.1
Apple 10
Novartis 9.6
Toyota 9.3
Johnson & Johnson 9.1
General Motors 8.1
Pfizer 7.9
Ford 7.3
Daimler 6.9
Oracle 6.8
Cisco 6.3
Honda6.2
Facebook5.9
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This statistic shows the 20 companies with the highest expenditure on research and development in 2017. In 2017, Samsung spent around 12.7 billion U.S. dollars on research and development. Top industry in global R&D spending in 2016 was computing and electronics with a share of 24 percent.
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Release date
October 2017
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
2017
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