Intermediate consumption of information industry products as a percentage share of total intermediate consumption. This indicator provides a measure of the linkages between production in information industries and production in the rest of the economy.
Intermediate consumption measures the value of goods and services (other than investment products) used as inputs for production. Intermediate inputs produced by information industries include specialised ICT components (e.g. for use in transport equipment) and IT services (e.g. cloud computing) used by businesses.
Information industries include manufacturers of ICT equipment, providers of ICT services and the “content and media sector”. They are approximated, due to the limited availability of more detailed data, by “Computer, electronic and optical products”, “Publishing, audiovisual, and broadcasting activities”, “Telecommunications”, and “IT and other information services” (see notes).