The 2011 "EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard" contains economic and financial data of the world's top 1 400 companies ranked by their investment in research and development (R&D). The data are drawn from the latest available company accounts, i.e. the fiscal year 2010. The 400 EU companies in the ranking invested €132 billion in R&D in 2010, an increase of 6.1% over the previous year.