Who leads the world in science and technology? [infographic]

Many nations help advance scientific knowledge and enhance technological prowess. The United States remains the global leader, but all nations win when knowledge grows. A 2018 report documents America’s contributions.

According to the report, the United States:

  • Invests the most in research and development.
  • Provides the most business, financial and information services.
  • Is the largest producer in high-technology manufacturing.

Here’s a deeper look at some of those findings from the National Science Board of the National Science Foundation.

Bar graph showing leaders in innovation, research and development (State Dept./S. Gemeny Wilkinson)
(State Dept./S. Gemeny Wilkinson)
Bar graph showing percentage share in areas of high-tech manufacturing (State Dept./S. Gemeny Wilkinson)
(State Dept./S. Gemeny Wilkinson)