American Pharmaceutical Research
Companies Lead the World in R&D
Japan Research Expenditures
For the year 2000, OECD reported the percentage of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) allocated to pharmaceutical R&D for
5 industrialized nations. This chart depicts the percentage of total R&D spent in those 6 countries alone by pharmaceutical
research companies in each country.
Source: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, R&D expenditure in the pharmaceutical industry as a percentage of
GDP and BERD5, 2001 OECD, ANB ERD database, June 2003.