ICT Industry Analysis


 

PREDICT 2013 REPORT

ICT sector business expenditure on R&D (ICT BERD) - analysis by sub-sectors

Figure 2–6: ICT BERD share in total BERD by sub-sector (2009, 2010)


Source: Eurostat, elaborated by Ivie and JRC-IPTS

ICT BERD across ICT sub-sectors provides a quite different perspective to the picture resulting from a comparison of value added or employment since now two ICT manufacturing sub-sectors, Manufacture of electronic components and Manufacture of communication equipment show higher values than previously.

Figure 2–7: Comparison of ICT manufacturing and services: distribution of ICT BERD among the biggest Member State contributors (2010)

Source: Eurostat, elaborated by Ivie and JRC-IPTS

ICT manufacturing was dominated by Germany and Finland followed by Sweden and France representing 76% of the total EU ICT manufacturing BERD. However, when ICT services BERD is considered, Finland and Sweden contributed by less than 3% each. In contrast, France and Germany held leading positions also in services .

Figure 2-8: ICT BERD intensity (ICT BERD/ICT VA) by sub-sector (2009, 2010)

Source: Eurostat, elaborated by Ivie and JRC-IPTS

The ICT sector is one of the most R&D-intensive sectors in the EU economy. ICT BERD intensity was particularly high in one manufacturing sub-sector: Manufacturing of communication equipment. In ICT services ICT BERD intensity was significantly lower than in most ICT manufacturing sub-sectors.

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