2020 PREDICT Dataset (deprecated)

Collection: PREDICT : Prospective insights on R&D in ICT 


The 2021 PREDICT Dataset updates and substitutes the 2020 PREDICT Dataset.

PREDICT includes statistics on ICT industries and their R&D in Europe since 2006. The project covers major world competitors including 40 advanced and emerging countries - the EU28 plus Norway, Russia and Switzerland in Europe, Canada, the United States and Brazil in the Americas, China, India, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan in Asia, and Australia -. The dataset provides indicators in a wide variety of topics, including value added, employment, labour productivity and business R&D expenditure (BERD), distinguishing fine grain economic activities in ICT industries (up to 22 individual activities, 14 of which at the class level, i.e. at 4 digits in the ISIC/NACE classification), media and content industries (15 activities, 11 of them at 4 digit level) and at a higher level of aggregation for all the other industries in the economy. It also produces data on Government financing of R&D in ICTs, and total R&D expenditure. Nowcasting of more relevant data in these domains is also performed until a year before the reference date, while time series go back to 1995.

ICTs determine competitive power in the knowledge economy. The ICT sector alone originates almost one fourth of total Business expenditure in R&D (BERD) for the aggregate of the 40 economies under scrutiny in the project. It also has a huge enabling role for innovation in other technological domains. This is reflected at the EU policy level, where the Digital Agenda for Europe in 2010 was identified as one of the seven pillars of the Europe 2020 Strategy for growth in the Union; and the achievement of a Digital Single Market (DSM) is one of the 10 political priorities set by the Commission since 2015.


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How to cite

European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) (2020): 2020 PREDICT Dataset (deprecated). European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID:


ICT ICT industry analysis digital economy ICT R&D and innovation innovation information society statistics R&D

Data access

2020 PREDICT Dataset, CSV file
  • The compressed zip file contains a CSV file including the complete 2020 PREDICT Dataset

2020 PREDICT Dataset, Excel file
  • The compressed zip file contains two Excel files, with the complete 2020 PREDICT Dataset split into: (1) macroeconomic variables, (2) R&D-related variables


2020 PREDICT Dashboard
THE 2020 PREDICT REPORT Key Facts Report
Mas, M., Fernández De Guevara Radoselovics, J., Robledo, J.C., Cardona, M., Righi, R., Samoili, S. and Vazquez-Prada Baillet, M., THE 2020 PREDICT REPORT Key Facts Report, De Prato, G. and Lopez Cobo, M. editor(s), EUR 30305 EN, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, 2020, ISBN 978-92-76-20790-0 (online), doi:10.2760/291872 (online), JRC121153.
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  • Abstract

    The 2020 PREDICT Key Facts Report provides a detailed analysis of the state of ICT R&D activities in the EU28 and 12 further economies worldwide. This is the 13th edition of a series that is published annually. Like the previous editions, an online version is available at: The report covers the period between 1995 and 2017, providing a long-term analysis of the European Union (EU) ICT sector and its R&D, covering a whole cycle from the initial expansion years, to the double recession that began in early 2008, and the most recent evolution up to 2017. Whenever possible, the report includes nowcasted data for 2018 and 2019. The statistical information provided by the figures allows the comparison between: the ICT sector and the total economy; the ICT manufacturing sector and the ICT services sector; the four ICT manufacturing sectors, two ICT services sectors, and MC and RS sectors; EU countries; the EU and the international context (including the most relevant countries in the world economy). The report focuses especially on the ICT R&D macroeconomic dynamics.

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1995 2019

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