Idescat offers a summary of statistics that contains a series of relevant indicators on the ICT goods and services sector. The ICT sector is very relevant in terms of economic analysis, but its delimitation is complex in terms of the classification of activities, and it includes both industrial and service branches. It is therefore interesting, in official statistics, to make systematic use of an integral approach. The subjects dealt with and the sources used are:
- The Structural Business Statistics in the Industrial Sector (called the Industrial Companies Survey prior to the reference year 2014); The Structural Business Statistics in the Service Sector (called the Annual Services Survey prior to the reference year 2014), are used to obtain a series of macromagnitudes to find out about the production and added value of the ICT sector and other variables referring to the number of companies and employment.
- The Industrial Products Survey provide the production value of ICT goods.
- The Statistics on Research and Development (R&D) Activities offers data o personnel and the types of expenditure in the ICT sector.
- The Survey on Innovation in Companies provides information on expenditure on innovation and the percentage of innovative companies.
- The Survey of the Use of ICT and E-commerce in Companies provides the percentage of companies that make use of ICT and e-commerce.
- Using data from the Department of Customs and Special Taxes (State Tax Administration Agency) data is offered on Foreign Trade of ICT goods.