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China's listed companies invest heavily in R&D in 2018
Last Updated: 2019-04-12 15:08 | Xinhua
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Listed companies in China saw robust growth in research and development (R&D) investment in 2018, according to financial data analyzer Wind.

A total of 1,178 listed companies disclosed their 2018 R&D information by Thursday, spending 384.7 billion yuan (about 57.2 billion U. S. dollars) last year, up 23.72 percent year on year.

About 81 percent of the companies invested more in R&D than in 2017, and 85 companies doubled their R&D expenditures.

Companies in oil exploration, infrastructure and electronics manufacturing led R&D spending, while investment in emerging industries like computers, semiconductors and biomedicine accounted for a relatively larger proportion of revenue.

Increases in R&D personnel became one of the main drivers for the substantial increase in R&D investment, with the number of R&D professionals in 728 listed companies taking up more than 10 percent of their total employees.

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China's listed companies invest heavily in R&D in 2018
Source:Xinhua | 2019-04-12 15:08
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