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Economic indicators: technology, IT and telecommunications

Economic indicators for the technology, IT and telecommunications sectors are available from a number of sources, including government and professional bodies. On this page you can access reports and online resources providing statistics and commentary.

Online articles

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Useful links

Deloitte: Technology, Media & Telecommunications
Deloitte publishes surveys, reports and rankings on this sector, most notably the annual TMT Predictions which examines emerging trends for the global technology, media and telecoms sectors.

KPMG UK Tech Monitor
Quarterly index of activity in the Technology sector

Ofcom: Market data and research
Ofcom, the UK communications industry regulator, produces a variety of reports and statistical publications, including the annual UK and International Communications Market reports and quarterly Telecoms Data Updates.

OECD Data : Innovation and technology
Data on global broadband access, Information and communications technology (ICT) usage and Research and Development (R&D) spending. Also links to the OECD publications OECD Digital Economy Outlook and Main Science and Technology Indicators.

Services PMI
Markit / CIPS UK Services Purchasing Managers' Index (Services covers computing & IT, transport & communication, financial intermediation, business services, personal services, and hotels & restaurants) provide an insight into monthly indicators of economic trends. The index is 'based on data compiled from monthly replies to questionnaires sent to purchasing executives in over 170 companies'.

Further resources

We also produce a series of Business and Industry Guides that provide useful information on a variety of business and industry sectors, including links to market research reports, statistics, trade bodies and trade journals.

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