Research and Development in the Business Sector

Statistics on Research and Development (R&D) provide users with data concerning R&D expenditure and R&D personnel in the business enterprise sector (BES).

The R&D expenditure is broken down by source of funds, by type of costs, by type of economic activity (NACE), by size class, by type of R&D, by fields of science, and by socio-economic objectives.

R&D personnel data is available in full-time equivalent (FTE), and head count (HC). The data is further broken down by occupation, by qualification, by gender, by size class, by fields of science, and by economic activity (NACE).

The Research and Development survey collects data which is essential to assure availability of pertinent annual statistical information to monitor Science and Technology (S&T) related activities in Malta and to support the development of S&T policy. Data provided is amalgamated and used to plan and evaluate R&D incentives programmes. 

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Contact Information: 

Ms Christianne Micallef
Head of Unit
2599 7353