Digital economy and society - Overview


Digital economy and society

What information can I find here?

Mobile internet access, social media use, e-commerce, internet security, cloud services, digital skills and employment of ICT specialists just give you a small taste of the information and statistics you can find here. The statistics on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in this section are available separately for households/people and businesses/enterprises

Why are these statistics important?

ICT statistics can help to better understand how the digital technologies are transforming our world. They track and monitor:

  • The production of and access to digital technologies; 
  • The uptake and usage of digital technologies; 
  • The impact of digital technologies, notably in the economy and on the labour market.


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Digital publication cover

Browse through our online world

This digital publication provides easily understandable statistics on several ICT-related topics using text, interactive data visualisations and an animation.

ICT news

Stay up to date on ICT

Enjoy reading our latest news published on the wide range of available ICT statistics which help you to dive into the topic.

Statistical atlas

Visualise ICT statistics for your region

Try our tool 'Statistical atlas' and display a range of ICT indicators from the 2019 regional yearbook using maps.

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Digital inclusion

Digital inclusion

Have a look at this section on our website dedicated to the topic 'Employment and social inclusion' in the EU.


Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI)

The Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) is a composite index that summarises relevant indicators on Europe’s digital performance and tracks the evolution of EU Member States in digital competitiveness.