Digital economy & society in the EU Report - 2017 edition


Digital economy & society in the EU Report

The digital publication, developed by Eurostat, provides easily understandable statistics on several ICT-related topics and presents them using texts, interactive data visualisations and an animation. It aims to provide answers to some common questions, for example, about internet use, but also covers some more specific and less known aspects such as digital skills and e-sales.


This publication is divided into 4 chapters:

  1. Chapter 1 Profile of the digital society & businesses focuses on how and for which purposes people and businesses go online, on digital skills and ICT specialists. It includes, among others, information on mobile internet access, internet activities, use of social media as well as the employment of ICT specialists.
  2. Chapter 2 E-commerce looks in detail at e-commerce from two perspectives: people ordering goods and services online and businesses selling electronically.
  3. Chapter 3 Internet security & the cloud provides information about aspects related to privacy and the protection of personal information online, ICT security policies of businesses as well as about private and business use of cloud services.
  4. Chapter 4 What is the digital single market about? gives some background information about the content and goals of the EU policy concerning the creation of the digital single market which is one of the ten political priorities of the European Commission.

For the full report, please see the website