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Research and development - economic affairs (COFOG-A 047)

Australian System of Government Finance Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods
Reference period
2015
Released
23/12/2015
Next release Unknown
First release
A1C.89.

Research and development - economic affairs (COFOG-A 047) consists of government expenditure on research and development relating to economic affairs. Definitions of basic research, applied research and experimental development are given under COFOG-A 014 and COFOG-A 015. This category is further classified into:

  • research and development - general economic, commercial and labour affairs (COFOG-A 0471);
  • research and development - agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (COFOG-A 0472);
  • research and development - fuel and energy (COFOG-A 0473);
  • research and development - mining, manufacturing and construction (COFOG-A 0474);
  • research and development - communication (COFOG-A 0475); and
  • research and development - other industries (COFOG-A 0476).

Research and development - general economic, commercial and labour affairs (COFOG-A 0471)

A1C.90.

Research and development - general economic, commercial and labour affairs (COFOG-A 0471) consists of:

  • the administration and operation of government agencies engaged in applied research and experimental development related to general economic, commercial and labour affairs; and
  • grants, loans or subsidies to support applied research and experimental development related to general economic, commercial and labour affairs undertaken by non-government bodies such as research institutes and universities.

Excludes: Basic research (classified to basic research (COFOG-A 0141))

Research and development - agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (COFOG-A 0472)

A1C.91.

Research and development - agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (COFOG-A 0472) consists of:

  • the administration and operation of government agencies engaged in applied research and experimental development related to agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting; and
  • grants, loans or subsidies to support applied research and experimental development related to agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting undertaken by non-government bodies such as research institutes and universities.

Includes: Research into land conservation, reclamation and expansion; research into problems of land reform and settlement; research into fertiliser use and other means of improving output; research into veterinary medicine and animal husbandry; research into eradication or control of pests, vermin, plant diseases and other destructive agents; veterinary medicine and animal husbandry costs connected to agricultural research; research into all aspects of forest management and exploitation; research into fish management and related problems of the fishing industry; research into wild animal management and related problems of the hunting industry.

Excludes: Basic research (classified to basic research (COFOG-A 0141)).

Research and development- fuel and energy (COFOG-A 0473)

A1C.92.

Research and development - fuel and energy (COFOG-A 0473) consists of:

  • the administration and operation of government agencies engaged in applied research and experimental development related to fuel and energy; and
  • grants, loans or subsidies to support applied research and experimental development related to fuel and energy undertaken by non-government bodies such as research institutes and universities.

Excludes: Basic research (classified to basic research (COFOG-A 0141)).

Research and development - mining, manufacturing and construction (COFOG-A 0474)

A1C.93.

Research and development - mining, manufacturing and construction (COFOG-A 0474) consists of:

  • the administration and operation of government agencies engaged in applied research and experimental development related to mining, manufacturing and construction; and
  • grants, loans or subsidies to support applied research and experimental development related to mining, manufacturing and construction undertaken by non-government bodies such as research institutes and universities.

Includes: Research into manufacturing methods, materials and industrial management; research into construction methods, materials and productivity affecting construction.

Excludes: Basic research (classified to basic research (COFOG-A 0141)).

Research and development - communication (COFOG-A 0475)

A1C.94.

Research and development - communication (COFOG-A 0475) consists of:

  • the administration and operation of government agencies engaged in applied research and experimental development related to communication; and
  • grants, loans or subsidies to support applied research and experimental development related to communication undertaken by non-government bodies such as research institutes and universities.

Includes: Research into communication equipment and technology.

Excludes: Basic research (classified to basic research (COFOG-A 0141)).

Research and development - other industries (COFOG-A 0476)

A1C.95.

Research and development - other industries (COFOG-A 0476) consists of:

  • the administration and operation of government agencies engaged in applied research and experimental development related to other sectors; and
  • grants, loans or subsidies to support applied research and experimental development related to other sectors undertaken by non-government bodies such as research institutes and universities.

Includes: Distributive trades, storage and warehousing; hotels and restaurants; tourism; multipurpose development projects; saleyards and markets.

Excludes: Basic research (classified to basic research (COFOG-A 0141)); research and development related to transport (classified to research and development - transport (COFOG-A 1181)).