Information and communication technology (ICT)

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Information and communication technology (ICT) refers to both different types of communications networks and the technologies used in them. The ICT sector combines manufacturing and services industries whose products primarily fulfil or enable the function of information processing and communication by electronic means, including transmission and display. The ICT sector contributes to technological progress, output and productivity growth. Its impact can be examined in several ways: directly, through its contribution to output, employment or productivity growth, or indirectly, as a source of technological change affecting other parts of the economy, for instance.

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Keywords:  technology, ICT investment, GDP, output, internet, ICT, telecommunication, value-added, employment, computer software, communication, information, hardware, export, acquisition, job, exportation, equipment, employee
 

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ICT goods exports is based on the World Customs Organisation's Harmonised System (HS) which defines ICT products (including ICT goods). ICT goods must either be intended to fulfill the function of information processing and communication by electronic means, including transmission and display, or use electronic processing to detect, measure and/or record physical phenomena, or to control a physical process. This indicator is measured in million USD.

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Keywords:  exportation, export, computers, customised software, ICT, computer software, communications equipment, pre-packaged software, hardware, information technology equipment, exportattion
 
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