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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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  • 1,555

    employees

    In 2015, approx. 1,500 people were employed in research and development in the metal products sector.

  • 162,37

    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 162,37 million in 2017.

  • 105,9

    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 105,9 million in 2017.

  • 91.5

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

    91.5 million euros were spent on research and development in the field of NF metals, light and heavy metal casting in 2017.

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Source: Statistics Austria (figures from 2017)
Persons employed in research and experimental development 2017
Commercial sector (ÖNACE 2008)Persons employed (full-time equivalent)
Rubber and plastic ware1,270.6
Glass, goods made of stone and soil729.9
Raw iron, steel, iron alloy, tubes, iron and steel foundries697.8
Non-ferrous metals, light alloy foundry, heavy metal foundry523.0
Metalware, metal products1,590.3


Source: Statistics Austria (figures from 2017)
Research and experimental development expenditures 2017
Commercial sector (ÖNACE 2008)in 1.000 Euro
Rubber and plastic ware162,373
Glass, goods made of stone and soil105,929
Raw iron, steel, iron alloy, tubes, iron and steel foundries132,699
 Non-ferrous metals, light alloy foundry, heavy metal foundry91,500
Metalware, metal products200,218
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Last update : 12.10.2020