Table 4.15
Federal government research and development expenditures by socio-economic objective

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Federal government research and development expenditures by socio-economic objective: Part 1
  Intramural 1
1997/1998  1998/1999 1999/2000 2000/2001  2001/2002 2002/2003 2003/2004  2004/2005 2005/2006 2006/2007
  millions of dollars
Total 1,588 1,627 1,734 1,957 2,000 2,075 1,976 1,983 2,298 2,391
Exploration and exploitation of the earth 178 179 186 207 125 141 85 98 110 98
Infrastructure and general planning of land use  
Transport 34 38 42 37 71 65 56 53 58 50
Telecommunications 33 32 24 28 44 37 35 43 52 51
Other 54 50 42 48 30 39 38 38 46 40
Control and care of the environment 97 98 122 143 142 174 178 181 216 188
Protection and improvement of human health 80 87 103 116 152 186 196 203 210 217
Production, distribution and rational utilization of energy 209 170 171 187 248 214 245 199 229 339
Agricultural production and technology  
Agriculture 317 308 334 333 345 287 275 269 336 340
Fishing 30 42 43 51 47 55 42 44 47 47
Forestry 73 74 77 83 75 74 72 71 75 76
Industrial production and technology 119 123 137 165 164 189 189 174 198 196
Social structures and relationships 110 125 50 53 47 61 60 62 59 81
Exploration and exploitation of space 59 92 68 187 175 179 121 125 162 163
Non-oriented research 51 54 150 150 181 202 206 208 219 219
Other civil research 15 13 14 16 15 14 14 15 23 24
Defence 127 136 167 150 134 152 157 191 245 261
Other 3 4 4 3 5 6 6 10 13 0
Federal government research and development expenditures by socio-economic objective: Part 2
  Extramural 2
1997/1998  1998/1999 1999/2000 2000/2001  2001/2002 2002/2003 2003/2004  2004/2005 2005/2006 2006/2007
  millions of dollars
Total 1,659 1,835 2,030 2,070 2,887 2,737 3,379 3,371 3,628 3,577
Exploration and exploitation of the earth 25 29 99 46 69 59 75 55 78 58
Infrastructure and general planning of land use  
Transport 32 28 23 20 24 25 19 27 28 26
Telecommunications 21 35 34 15 23 24 27 30 31 21
Other 13 15 16 20 25 28 31 28 29 29
Control and care of the environment 73 83 88 112 148 141 171 155 185 175
Protection and improvement of human health 282 318 390 519 709 866 960 988 1,106 1,160
Production, distribution and rational utilization of energy 57 65 68 64 117 75 210 181 103 89
Agricultural production and technology  
Agriculture 37 44 67 70 75 90 86 79 102 130
Fishing 8 10 13 14 15 16 23 26 25 19
Forestry 24 24 43 27 27 41 56 49 44 46
Industrial production and technology 429 406 398 518 741 657 778 732 884 831
Social structures and relationships 31 90 87 106 130 149 170 189 203 196
Exploration and exploitation of space 190 270 269 154 193 179 197 190 164 179
Non-oriented research 237 229 256 188 365 213 376 428 496 535
Other civil research 1 2 1 17 17 2 1 2 4 10
Defence 124 120 121 119 142 100 116 94 93 72
Other 74 68 57 62 67 72 82 119 54 0
1.
The research and development intramural expenditures are managed and carried out primarily by federal government employees. Non-program (indirect costs) are excluded.
2.
The management and conduct of the research and development extramural expenditures are entrusted to a non-federal organization.
Source(s):
Statistics Canada, Science, Innovation and Electronic Information Division, Science Statistics, Catalogue no. 88-001-X, various issues.
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