The turnover of companies in the ICT sector in Catalonia in 2015 was 15,914 million euros, 8.6% more than the year before. The gross value added stood at 5,700 million euros and 83,584 people worked in the sector. 40.5% of companies in this sector carried out technological innovation activities in 2015.
Idescat produces annually Statistics on the information and communication technologies sector for Catalonia (ICT), that contains a series of relevant indicators on the ICT goods and services sector. It offers relevant information on the situation of companies in this sector, it presents results for the economic activity, employees, realisation of innovative activities and expenditure on the same, internal expenditure on R&D and foreign trade involving companies in the ICT sector.
The so-called ICT sector is formed by manufacturing and service industries whose main activity is associated with the development, production, commercialization and intensive use of ICT. To determine the list of activities and products considered part of the ICT sector the methodology used by the OECD was employed.
The information on the ICT sector in this section uses the following sources: Structural Business Statistics in the Industrial Sector, Structural Business Statistics in the Service Sector, Statistics on R+D Activities, Survey on Innovation in Companies, Industrial Products Survey, Survey on the Use of Information and Communication Technologies and E-commerce in Companies, and Foreign Trade Statistics.