ICT Industry Analysis


 

PREDICT 2015 REPORT

ICT sector business expenditure on R&D (ICT BERD) - analysis by member states

Figure 3-8:   ICT sector BERD share of total BERD by Member State (2011, 2012)


Source: Eurostat, elaborated by Ivie and JRC-IPTS

In 2012, the highest ICT BERD share of total BERD corresponds to Finland, Malta and Ireland. By contrast, countries with by far the lowest share of ICT sector BERD were Bulgaria and Luxembourg. In 2012, 16 of the 28 countries had a higher ICT sector BERD share of total BERD than in 2011. The largest increase took place in Estonia and Slovakia

 

Figure 3-9:   Distribution of ICT sector BERD between ICT manufacturing and ICT services by Member State (2012


Source: Eurostat, elaborated by Ivie and JRC-IPTS

Only four EU countries recorded more BERD in ICT manufacturing than in ICT services: Sweden, Finland, Latvia and Germany

 

Figure 3-10:   Distribution of ICT sector BERD among Member States (2012)


Note: Newer MS are Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.
Source: Eurostat, elaborated by Ivie and JRC-IPT

In 2012, the largest contributors to EU ICT sector BERD were Germany (23.64%) and France (17.82%). These two countries alone constituted for 41.46% of total EU ICT sector BERD. They were followed, albeit at a certain distance, by the UK (12.45%), Finland (7.63), Sweden (7.43%) and Italy (6.99%). These six countries together spent 75.97% of total EU ICT sector BERD in 2012. The newer Member States had a smaller contribution to EU aggregate when compared with ICT sector VA and employment.

 

ICT sector BERD intensity (ICT sector BERD/ICT sector VA) by Member State (2012)


Source: Eurostat, elaborated by Ivie and JRC-IPTS

ICT sector BERD intensity in the EU in 2012 amounted to 5.59%. Finland had by far the highest ICT sector BERD intensity. Sweden, Denmark and Austria also had relatively high ICT BERD intensities, but only less than a third that of Finland. Some of the new MS –Latvia, Cyprus and Bulgaria– together with Luxembourg (0.40%), had the lowest levels.

 

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