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Table 2 Global R&D expenditure [$M]

From: The potential risks of nanomaterials: a review carried out for ECETOC

Country/Region 1997 2002
USA 432 604
Western Europe 126 350–400
Japan 120 750
South Korea 0 100pa (for 10 yrs)
Taiwan 0 70
Australia 0 40
China 0 40
Rest of world 0 270
  1. see http://www.bccresearch.com/editors/RGB-290.html