Global R&D spending: key companies in the automotive sector 2018

This graph portrays the leading automotive companies as of 2018, based on their research and development expenditures. In the 2018 fiscal year, U.S.-based carmaker Ford reported research and development costs of around eight billion U.S. dollars.

Leading automotive firms by research and development spending worldwide in FY 2018

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Release date

March 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

FY 2018

Supplementary notes

* These figures have been converted from euros to U.S. dollars at the following rate, correct as of March 1, 2019: 1 EUR = 1.13835 USD; the value for VW refers to VW's automotive division;
** this figure has been converted from Japanese yen to U.S. dollars at the following rate, correct as of March 1, 2019: 1,000 JPY = 9.00558 USD; the figure is for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018.

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