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Target: Increase investment in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) as a percentage of GDP to 3% by 2025, making Canada competitive with international leaders

Figure: 7.1: Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Investment, as % of GDP

In 2015, ICT investment in Canada, expressed as a percentage of GDP, was 2.1%, falling below the top OECD performer average of 3.0%.

Description of Figure: 7.1
Figure: 7.1: Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Investment, as % of GDP
Year ICT Investment in Canada as percentage of GDP

Sources:

1997 2.73%
1998 2.97%
1999 3.12%
2000 3.08%
2001 3.07%
2002 2.77%
2003 2.66%
2004 2.68%
2005 2.70%
2006 2.72%
2007 2.68%
2008 2.66%
2009 2.61%
2010 2.42%
2011 2.28%
2012 2.28%
2013 2.16%
2014 1.97%
2015 2.14%
Target
2025 3.00%
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