Historical Animal Research Statistics

This page provides links to historical animal research data, where available. Clicking on the dates will allow you to download the official government statistics from that country (untranslated) or clicking “(SR)” will direct you to our own summary of that year’s statistics (in English).

Austria: 2000; 2001; 2002; 2003; 2004; 2005; 2006; 2007; 2008; 2009; 2010; 2011; 2012; 2013; 2014; 2015 (SR); 2016 (SR); 2017 (SR); 2018; 2019

Belgium: 2014; 2015; 2016; 2017; 2018; 2019

Bulgaria: 2014; 2015; 2016; 2017; 2018+

Canada: 2011; 2012 (SR); 2013 (SR); 2014; 2015 (SR); 2016 (SR); 2017; 2018; 2019

Croatia: 2014; 2015; 2016; 2017; 2018; 2019

Cyprus: 2014; 2015; 2016; 2017; 2018+

Czech Republic: 1994-2020; 2015 (SR); 2016 (SR); 2017 (SR)

Denmark#: 2012; 2013; 2014; 2015 (SR); 2016; 2017; 2018; 2019

Estonia: 2014; 2015 (SR); 2016 (SR); 2017; 2018; 2019; 2020

European Union: First Report, Second Report, Third Report, Fourth Report, Fifth Report, Sixth Report, Seventh Report (SR), 2015-2017 Interim Report (SR), 2018 Report

Finland: 2003-2006; 2006; 2007; 2008; 2009; 2010; 2011; 2012; 2013; 2014 (SR); 2015; 2016 (SR); 2017; 2018; 2019

France: 2014; 2015; 2016 (SR); 2017; 2018, 2019

Germany: 2009; 2010; 2011;2012; 2013 (SR); 2014 (SR); 2015 (SR); 2016 (SR); 2017; 2018; 2019

Greece: 2014; 2015 (SR); 2016; 2017; 2018; 2019

Hungary: 2005-2006; 2007; 2008; 2009; 2010; 2011; 2012; 2013; 2014; 2015 (SR); 2016 (SR); 2017; 2018, 2019

Ireland: 2013; 2014; 2015 (SR); 2016 (SR); 2017; 2018; 2019

Israel: 2000;2001; 2002; 2003; 2004;2005; 2006; 2007; 2008; 2009; 2010; 2011; 2012; 2013 (SR); 2014 (SR); 2015 (SR); 2016 (SR); 2017 (SR); 2018; 2019

Italy: 2007-2009; 2010-2012; 2013 (SR); 2014; 2015; 2016 (SR); 2017; 2018+

Latvia: 2013; 2014; 2015; 2016; 2017; 2018; 2019

Lithuania: 2005; 2006; 2007; 2008; 2009; 2010; 2011; 2012; 2013; 2014; 2015; 2016; 2017; 2018+

Luxembourg: 2014; 2015; 2016; 2017; 2018; 2019; 2020

Malta: 2018+

Netherlands: 2008; 2009; 2010; 2011; 2012; 2013 (SR); 2014 (SR); 2015 (SR); 2016 (SR); 2017; 2018; 2019

New Zealand: 2010; 2011; 2012; 2013 (SR); 2014 (SR); 2015 (SR); 2016; 2017; 2018; 2019

Northern Ireland: 2005; 2006; 2007; 2008; 2009; 2010; 2011; 2012; 2013; 2014; 2015; 2016; 2017; 2018; 2019

Norway: 1995; 1996; 1997; 1998; 1999; 2000; 2001; 2002; 2003; 2004; 2005; 2006; 2007; 2008; 2009; 2010; 2011; 2012; 2013; 2014; 2015; 2016; 2017; 2018; 2019; 2020

Poland: 2011; 2012; 2013; 2014 (SR); 2015 (SR); 2016 (SR); 2017; 2018

Portugal: 2000; 2001; 2002; 2003; 2004; 2005; 2006; 2007; 2008; 2009; 2010; 2011; 2012; 2013; 2014; 2015; 2016; 2017; 2018

Romania: 2014; 2015; 2016; 2017; 2018; 2019

Slovakia: 2014; 2015; 2016 (SR); 2017 (SR); 2018; 2019; 2020

Slovenia: 2003-2007; 2008-2010; 2011-2013; 2014; 2015 (SR); 2016 (SR); 2017; 2018

South Korea: 2012; 2013; 2014; 2015; 2016 (SR); 2017 (SR); 2018; 2019; 2020

Spain: 2009; 2010; 2011; 2012; 2013; 2014 (SR); 2015 (SR); 2016 (SR); 2017; 2018; 2019

Sweden: 2006; 2007; 2008; 2009-2011; 2012; 2013; 2014; 2015; 2016; 2017; 2018

Switzerland: 2006; 2007; 2008; 2009; 2010; 2011; 2012; 2013; 2014 (SR); 2015 (SR); 2016 (SR); 2017 (SR); 2018; 2019

United Kingdom: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005; 2006; 2007; 2008; 2009; 2010; 2011; 2012 (SR); 2013 (SR); 2014 (SR); 2015 (SR); 2016 (SR); 2017 (SR); 2018; 2019 (SR); 2020

United States: 2002; 2003; 2004; 2005; 2006; 2007; 2008; 2009; 2010; 2011; 2012 (SR); 2013; 2014 (SR); 2015 (SR); 2016 (1) (2) (SR); 2017 (1) (2); 2018; 2019

§ These figures are only for CCAC members, which account for most major research institutions in Canada.

# Denmark indicated in 2016 that it will no longer publish annual reports.

† United Kingdom stats are for England, Scotland and Wales (Great Britain) only, Northern Ireland counts separately.

* In 2020, the US corrected original reports from 2016 and 2017. (1) is the original report, (2) is the corrected one.

This table is incomplete – if you have additional information to add to the table, please contact us.

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