U.S. companies performed 18% of R&D outside the United States in 2013

Scientists gather around a set of beakers. Based on per-employee cost, U.S. companies spent 77 percent more on R&D in the U.S. than outside the U.S. U.S. companies spent $73 billion on research and development (R&D) performed outside the United States in 2013, according to a new report by the National Science Foundation's National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics.
The total represented 18 percent of U.S. companies' total R&D performance. These same companies spent $323 billion on R&D performed within the United States in 2013.
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