ICT Industry Analysis

PREDICT 2015 Database

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The main objective of the PREDICT project is to provide an analysis of private and public R&D investments in the EU Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector.

This project has become a unique source of information on ICT R&D investments in the EU, also a comparative analysis between the EU and its main global competitors. It combines three complementary perspectives: national statistics, company data, and technology-based indicators relying on the latest available official statistics delivered by Member States, Eurostat and the OECD.

PREDICT has become important database for Digital Agenda for Europe-Scoreboard 2014  especially related to indicators on EU ICT Sector and its R&D performance.



Time coverage: 2006-2012

Geographical Coverage

  • EU (European Union): Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.
  • Non EU: Norway, Switzerland, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, India, Japan, Korea, Russia, Taiwan, United States.

Sector disaggregation

  • Comprehensive definition of ICT sector (12 industries)
  • Operational definition of ICT sector (6 industries)
  • Additional non-ICT sectors (19 industries)

Data is available for the following variables (in nominal euros or PPS):

Gross Value Added (euros) Expenditure on R&D (euros)
Gross Value Added (euros PPS) Expenditure on R&D (euros PPS)
Employment R&D personnel (Full time equivalent)
Labour productivity (euros) R&D researchers (Full time equivalent)
Labour productivity (euros PPS) Public Funding (euros)
  Publich Funding (euros PPS)
  • The 2015 PREDICT database consists of 10 zip files.
  • Each zip contains two Excel files: the first one with the data and the other one with metadata (data sources, if the data is official or estimation, among other). The metadata file follows exactly the same structure than that of the data.
  • The data presented in the PREDICT 2015 database has been collected and processed following international standards, in particular the Guide to measuring the Information Society (OECD 2012).
  • The structure of the data is explained in the first sheet of each Excel file.
  • Data sources and methodological notes are available in pdf format.
  • The PREDICT 2015 database has been elaborated by JRC-IPTS in collaboration with the Valencian Institute of Economic Research (Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas - Ivie).

The PREDICT 2015 dataset is based on the latest available data from official sources such as the Statistical Office of the European Communities (Eurostat) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) covering the period 2006-2012. The data is prepared using the NACE Rev 2 definition of the ICT sector (OECD, 2007) which is based on the International Standard Industry Classification (ISIC 4).  Depending on the specific section of the report, a comprehensive or an operational definition is applied in order to compare the EU Member States with each other, and to compare the EU with other economies.  Moreover, the missing data have been filled in by applying statistical methods explained in the methodological notes. Therefore, the figures presented in the PREDICT 2014 database may not be directly comparable with those of corresponding indicators published by Eurostat.



Project Leader: Giuditta de Prato
Ibrahim Rohman