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Table 10.—Research and Development Intensity of Nonbank U.S. Affiliates and of All U.S. Businesses, by Industry, 1992

Privately funded R&D performed by nonbank U.S. affiliates, in millions of dollars R&D employment of nonbank U.S. affiliates, in thousands Measures of R&D intensity/1/
Privately funded R&D as a percentage of sales/2/ R&D employment as a percentage of total employment/3/
Total For U.S. affiliates themselves For others R&D-performing nonbank U.S. affiliates, 1992 All R&D-performing U.S. companies, 1991/4/ R&D-performing nonbank U.S. affiliates, 1992 All R&D-performing U.S. companies, 1991/4/
All industries 13,524 12,956 568 103.9 2.6 3.0 4.8 4.3
Petroleum 584 559 25 3.7 1.1 1.1 4.5 2.4
Manufacturing 11,155 10,822 333 86.4 3.3 3.8 4.9 n.a.
Food and kindred products 257 257 0 2.1 .8 .4 1.2 .6
Chemicals and allied products 6,069 5,867 202 37.6 5.1 5.7 7.6 7.6
Industrial chemicals 2,388 2,261 127 14.1 3.7 4.8 5.2 5.6
Drugs 3,189 3,169 20 18.3 11.7 9.7 14.6 11.3
Other/5/ 492 437 55 5.1 1.9 3.5 5.1 6.5
Primary metal industries 175 166 9 1.7 .8 1.1 1.8 /(S)/
Ferrous 53 45 8 .6 .5 .6 1.1 /(S)/
Nonferrous 123 122 1 1.1 1.1 1.7 2.6 /(S)/
Fabricated metal products 141 141 (*) 1.3 .9 1.0 1.5 /(S)/
Machinery, except electrical 1,105 1,055 50 9.5 3.5 9.2 5.3 8.4
Computer and office equipment 795 755 40 5.5 8.0 16.1 12.2 15.4
Other 310 300 10 4.0 1.4 4.0 3.0 3.3
Electric and electronic equipment 2,002 1,955 47 20.1 4.4 4.7 7.6 7.8
Audio, video, and communications equipment 1,150 1,119 31 12.7 6.8 4.3 14.9 /(S)/
Electronic components 278 275 3 2.8 3.8 8.7 6.4 /(S)/
Other 573 561 12 4.6 2.7 2.4 3.4 /(S)/
Textile products and apparel 41 41 0 .5 1.1 .4 1.5 /(S)/
Lumber and furniture 9 7 2 .2 .5 .7 1.6 /(S)/
Paper and allied products 63 62 1 .6 .8 .8 1.5 1.2
Printing and publishing 48 39 9 .9 .9 .6 2.5 .8
Rubber and plastics products 247 247 (*) 2.1 1.8 1.8 2.3 /(S)/
Stone, clay, and glass products 118 118 (*) 1.2 1.2 2.6 1.9 3.0
Transportation equipment 217 215 2 2.5 2.1 4.1 4.3 7.8
Motor vehicles and equipment 84 83 1 1.0 1.6 4.5 4.0 5.3
Other 133 132 1 1.5 2.7 3.6 4.5 9.5
Instruments and related products 596 586 10 5.6 4.3 7.8 5.6 /(S)/
Other 64 64 0 .6 1.0 n.a. 2.1 n.a.
Wholesale trade 1,029 863 166 7.7 .9 n.a. 3.9 n.a.
Of which:
Motor vehicles and equipment 287 259 28 1.9 .7 n.a. 4.3 n.a.
Professional and commercial equipment 186 138 48 1.5 1.8 n.a. 4.9 n.a.
Electrical goods 252 211 41 2.0 1.1 n.a. 4.0 n.a.
Services 597 554 43 4.9 6.9 n.a. 7.8 n.a.
Of which:
Computer and data processing services 375 355 20 3.5 13.1 n.a. 19.9 n.a.
Engineering and architectural services 20 20 (*) .3 .6 n.a. 1.7 n.a.
Accounting, research, and management services 174 152 22 .9 34.7 n.a. 18.0 n.a.
Other/6/ 159 158 1 1.2 1.8 n.a. 2.4 n.a.

S Data withheld by National Science Foundation because of imputation of more than 50 percent.

n.a. Not available.

* Less than $500,000.

  1. Comparisons between the research-intensity measures for R&D-performing U.S. affiliates and all R&D-performing U.S. companies should be viewed as approximate; see footnote 11 in text.
  2. Sales used to calculate shares exclude sales by companies with no R&D.;
  3. Employment used to calculate shares excludes employment of companies with no R&D.;
  4. These shares are calculated from data in National Science Foundation, Selected Data on Research and Development in Industry: 1991, NSF 93-322, (Arlington, VA, 1993). The data cover all R&D-performing U.S. companies, including banks. Data for 1992 are not yet available.
  5. Includes soap, cleaners, and toilet goods.
  6. Consists of retail trade; finance, except banking; insurance; real estate; and other industries.

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