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The 2017 PREDICT Dataset represents the most comprehensive information system available on ICT industries and their R&D, and is a reference point also for the EU Digital Agenda Scoreboard. The 2017 PREDICT Dataset provides a detailed analysis of the state of ICT R&D and other macroeconomic variables in the European Union and in the major competing economies.

This is the tenth edition of a series that is published annually. The PREDICT dataset has been deepened and expanded in this latest version in order to include complementary dimensions, such as the Media and Content sector. An updated methodology for estimating ICT Government budget allocations for R&D (ICT GBARD) has been applied. Furthermore, for the most important indicators, existing PREDICT time series have been reconstructed back to 1995, while the main indicators are now-casted for 2015 and 2016, thus providing comparable time series from 1995 to 2016.

The 2017 PREDICT Dataset is based on the latest data available from official sources (such as National Accounts and R&D statistics from Eurostat and OECD). Missing data have been filled in by applying statistical methods explained in the methodological notes. Please note that, as a consequence, the figures presented in the PREDICT Dataset may not be directly comparable with those of corresponding indicators published by Eurostat.

The 2017 PREDICT Dataset can be downloaded a) as a whole in a single compressed Excel or CSV file, or b) in the form of compressed Excel files for each individual indicator:

/jrc/en/file/archive/172105Value added

/jrc/en/file/archive/172107Gross output


/jrc/en/file/archive/172109Hours worked

/jrc/en/file/archive/172110Labour Productivity

/jrc/en/file/archive/172112Business R&D expenditure

/jrc/en/file/archive/172113Business R&D researchers

/jrc/en/file/archive/172114Business R&D personnel

/jrc/en/file/archive/172115Government Allocations for R&D

/jrc/en/file/archive/172116Government Allocations for ICT R&D

/jrc/en/file/archive/172117Purchasing Power Parities

/jrc/en/file/archive/172118Price Index

/jrc/en/file/archive/172119Euro exchange rates


Each zip file contains one or more Excel files portraying data (in some cases one for euro and one for PPS values) and another corresponding to metadata (containing reference to sources, and to whether each specific cell is imputed or corresponds to the originally available data). The data structure is explained in the first sheet of each file.

The complete dataset can also be downloaded in one single excel file (in long format):

/jrc/en/file/archive/1721022017 PREDICT

(in XLSX)

/jrc/en/file/archive/1721032017 PREDICT

(in CSV)