Top Dutch multinationals keep up in R&D

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Dutch multinationals increased their R&D investments by 9 percent last year, according to an EY report. The Dutch increase is slightly below the 10 percent rise seen on the global level but above the European average of 6 percent. At 7.8 percent the largest Dutch companies already feature the highest research intensity (R&D investments divided by revenue) in the world. The R&D intensity for European multinationals was 5.0 percent, slightly above their Asian counterparts (4.0 percent) but well below the North American 7.4 percent average.

Credit EY