KAMAZ is among the 2500 world’s top R&D investors in 2017

KAMAZ is among the 2500 world’s top R&D investors in 2017

KAMAZ is among the 2500 world’s top R&D investors, according to the list published by the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC).

KAMAZ comes 2260th in the rankings with €28,3 million investment volume in 2017 and 2,2% R&D investment growth year-on-year.

The 2017 edition of the EU R&D Scoreboard (the Scoreboard) comprises the 2500 companies investing the largest sums in R&D in the world in 2016/17. These companies, based in 43 countries, each invested over €24m in R&D for a total of €741.6bn which is approximately 90% of the world’s business-funded R&D. They include 567 EU companies accounting for 26% of the total, 822 US companies for 39%, 365 Japanese companies for 14%, 376 Chinese for 8% and the rest-of-the-world (RoW) for 13%.

Worldwide, companies’ R&D investment increased by 5.8% over the previous year, the sixth consecutive year of significant increases. The companies headquartered in the EU increased their R&D investments more than the global average up to 7.0%. This increase is similar to the US (7.2%) and substantially above Japan (-3.0%). Chinese companies increased their R&D investment by 18.8%.

R&D growth was driven by ICT services (+11.7%), followed by Health and ICT producers (6.9% and 6.8% respectively). These three sectors, together with Automobiles, account for 75% of the total R&D of the 2500 companies in the Scoreboard. R&D investment of companies in the Automobiles and Aerospace & Defence sectors grew at a lower pace (2.7% and 2.2%, respectively), whereas that of Chemicals companies decreased (-1.9%).

The 2017 Scoreboard comprises companies with headquarters in 43 countries of which 18 are member states of the EU. The sample includes companies based in the EU (567), the US (821), China (377), Japan (365), Taiwan (105), South Korea (70), Switzerland (52), Canada (27), India (25) and a further 17 countries.