ICT Market Report 2017/18 (PDF & Excel file)

  • ID: 4372612
  • Report
  • Region: Global
  • 188 pages
  • European Information Technology Observatory
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Digital Investments are Growing at Different Speeds Across Europe

The ICT Market Report 2017/18 provides the reader with a big picture of key market trends as well as detailed information at the country level. The report focuses on developments in Europe while also covering major international ICT markets such as the U.S., Japan and China.

The report is structured as follows:

Section A examines the European ICT market. It includes two major chapters, the first presenting an in-depth analysis of the market dynamics and trends in Western Europe and the second looking into developments in Central and Eastern Europe. Both chapters start with a comprehensive analysis of developments at the regional level and then go on to present country findings. The scope of the country analyses varies. More detailed data and narrative are available for countries that are formally affiliated with the EITO project.

Section B includes ICT market data and forecasts for Brazil, China, India, Japan, Turkey, and the USA.

Sections C presents data of the worldwide ICT market and Section D contains summary tables including all countries.

The report provides the reader with an intimate understanding of the dynamics and trends in European and worldwide ICT markets:

  • Country-level data for 29 European ICT markets
  • Country-level data for Brazil, China, India, Japan, Turkey, USA
  • Analysis of ICT market developments in 8 European countries
  • Analysis of key market and technology trends in Europe
  • Detailed market data and forecasts (2014-2018) by IDC
  • Excel file including all market data
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Executive Summary

A The European ICT Market

1 The ICT Market of Western Europe
1.1 Western Europe: ICT Market Dynamics and KeyTrends
1.1.1 Macroeconomic Developments Affecting the ICT Market
1.1.2. Key Business and Technology Trends Reshaping the ICT Environment and Industry
1.1.3 IT Market Developments by Segment
1.1.4 Telecommunications Market Development by Segment

1.2 Western Europe: Data Tables
1.3 Western Europe: Country Analyses
1.3.1 Belgium/Luxembourg
1.3.2 France
1.3.3 Germany
1.3.4 Italy
1.3.5 Greece
1.3.6 Spain
1.3.7 Switzerland
1.3.8 United Kingdom
1.4 Other Western European Countries: Data Tables
1.4.1 Austria
1.4.2 Denmark
1.4.3 Finland
1.4.4 Ireland
1.4.5 Netherlands
1.4.6 Norway
1.4.7 Portugal
1.4.8 Sweden

2. The ICT Market in Central and Eastern Europe
2.1 Central and Eastern Europe: ICT Market Dynamics and Key Trends
2.1.1 Macroeconomic Developments Affecting the ICT Market
2.1.2 Key Technology Trends Reshaping the ICT Environment and Industry
2.1.3 IT Market Developments by Segment
2.1.4 Telecommunications Market Development by Segment
2.2 Central and Eastern Europe: Data Tables
2.3 Other Central and Eastern European Countries: Data Tables
2.3.1 Bulgaria
2.3.2 Croatia
2.3.3 Czech Republic
2.3.4 Estonia
2.3.5 Hungary
2.3.6 Latvia
2.3.7 Lithuania
2.3.8  Poland
2.3.9 Romania
2.3.10  Russia
2.3.11 Slovakia
2.3.12 Slovenia

3. The ICT Market in the EU: Aggregate Data Tables
B The ICT Market in Non-European Countries

1 Brazil
2 China
3 India
4 Japan
5 Turkey

C The Global ICT Market

D Summary Data Tables by Country


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  • In the 26 EU states 1,358 euros were spent per capita in 2017 for IT and telecommunications
  • Considerable growth in US and Scandinavian markets

Last year`s spending on information technology (IT) and telecommunications was increased by 2 percent to EUR 1,358 per inhabitant in the 26 EU states. This matches the average 2 percent growth in Germany where the per capita expenditure amounted to EUR 1,560. These figures are based on current data. Most generous investor was Switzerland with EUR 3,198 (+ 2 percent). Therefore the Swiss are also leading the global list. The US come in second with a growth of 3 percent to EUR 3,077. Countries in the north and west of Europe can all record a higher per capita invest than Germany: In Denmark, digital investment increased to EUR 2,427 per capita (plus 2 percent), in Sweden to EUR 2,376 (+ 4 percent), in Norway to EUR 2,233 (+ 3 percent), in the United Kingdom to EUR 2,133 (+ 3 percent), in Finland to EUR 2,015 (+ 3 percent) and in the Netherlands to EUR 1,981 (+ 3 percent). The average per-capita spending in Hungary (520 EUR, + 5 percent) grew at an above-average rate, albeit at a low total level. Worldwide, China (293 EUR, + 9 percent), Turkey (252 EUR, up 8 percent) and India (54 EUR, + 8 percent) are among the fastest growing markets.

The distribution and development of IT spending on the one hand, and telecommunications on the other hand, varies widely across countries. In Germany, the majority was emitted in IT (855 EUR, + 4 percent), while spending on telecommunications stagnated (704 EUR). Strong growth in IT spending was recorded in Sweden (1,456 EUR, + 5 percent) and Norway (1,333 EUR, + 5 percent). Ireland also posted above-average growth (732 EUR, + 8 percent). IT investments in the Baltic states of Estonia (224 EUR, + 7 percent), Lithuania (165 EUR, + 5 percent) and Latvia (158 euros, + 7 percent) are also developing significantly.

“The enormous structural differences that continue to exist within the EU are particularly evident in IT investments,“ says Bitkom Research Managing Director Axel Pols.

Note on methodology: ICT expenditure per capita is the total ICT market (expenditure of enterprises, consumers, public sector) in relation to the population.

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Western European countries:

  • Austria
  • Belgium/Luxembourg
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • UK

Central and Eastern European countries:

  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Estonia
  • Hungary
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia

Other countries:

  • Brazil
  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • Turkey
  • USA

EU26: Sum of EU member states (excluding Malta and Cyprus)

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