Data used as provided from data sources. Even though the indicator can also be expressed as gross expenditures in mill. PPS, it is preferred to define the indicator in % of GDP.
The indicator is available annually for the time period 2005-2011, although with significant data gaps for individual regions, countries and years. Data for Belarus not available. Therefore, average rate per 2005-2011 was selected.
Annual updates available from Eurostat and Rosstat, although with certain time lag and gaps.
Data available at NUTS-2 level and higher (except as indicated).
Eurostat Regio Database, Rosstat