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New materials are the result of extensive research and experimental development in a number of industry sectors. Here you can find out more on the importance of the different sectors.
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  • 1,700

    employees

    In 2019, approx. 1,700 people were employed in research and development in the metal products sector.

  • 177,46

    million euros for R&D in rubber and plastic goods 

    Expenditure on research and experimental development in the area of rubber and plastic goods amounted to EUR 177,46 million in 2019.

  • 98,1

    million euros for R&D in glass and goods made of stones and earths

    Expenditure on research and experimental development in the areas of glass and goods made of stones and earths was EUR 98,1 million in 2019.

  • 86.4

    million euros for R&D in NF metals and metal casting

    86.4 million euros were spent on research and development in the field of NF metals, light and heavy metal casting in 2019.

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Source: Statistics Austria (figures from 2019)
Persons employed in research and experimental development 2019
Commercial sector (ÖNACE 2008)Persons employed (full-time equivalent)
Rubber and plastic ware1,227.2
Glass, goods made of stone and soil758.3
Raw iron, steel, iron alloy, tubes,
iron and steel foundries
619.3
Non-ferrous metals, light alloy foundry,
heavy metal foundry
513.8
Metalware, metal products1,699.7


Source: Statistics Austria (figures from 2019)
Research and experimental development expenditures 2019
Commercial sector (ÖNACE 2008)in 1.000 Euro
Rubber and plastic ware177,460
Glass, goods made of stone and soil98,077
Raw iron, steel, iron alloy, tubes, iron and steel foundries167,892
 Non-ferrous metals, light alloy foundry, heavy metal foundry86,365
Metalware, metal products225,376
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Last update : 2021.10.25