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The Top 15: Automotive, computer, and pharmaceutical companies dominate the list of the companies with the highest R&D expenditures.
Company Country R&D 2003 ($Mil) R&D Percent change Absolute change in R&D ($Mil)
FORD MOTOR United States $7,500 -3% ($200)
PFIZER United States $7,131 38% $1,955
DAIMLERCHRYSLER Germany $6,689 -8% ($600)
TOYOTA MOTOR Japan $6,210 2% $97
SIEMENS Germany $6,084 -13% ($903)
GENERAL MOTORS United States $5,700 -2% ($100)
MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC Japan $5,272 5% $257
IBM United States $5,068 7% $318
GLAXOSMITHKLINE United Kingdom $4,910 -4% ($192)
JOHNSON and JOHNSON United States $4,684 18% $727
SONY Japan $4,683 16% $649
MICROSOFT United States $4,659 8% $352
NOKIA Finland $4,514 23% $850
INTEL United States $4,360 8% $326
VOLKSWAGEN Germany $4,233 22% $762

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