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INFORMATION, COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT) SECTOR

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Definition:
The Information, Communication Technology sector (ICT) is defined by the OECD in terms of the following ISIC Rev. 3.1 classes:

Manufacturing

3000 – Office, accounting and computing machinery
3130 – Insulated wire and cable 3210 – Electronic valves and tubes and other electronic components
3220 – Television and radio transmitters and apparatus for line telephony and line telegraphy
3230 – Television and radio receivers, sound or video recording or reproducing apparatus, and associated goods
3312 – Instruments and appliances for measuring, checking, testing, navigating and other purposes, except industrial process equipment
3313 – Industrial process equipment

Services

5151 – Wholesale of computers, computer peripheral equipment and software
5152 - Wholesale of electronic and telecommunications parts and equipment
6420 - Telecommunications
7123 - Renting of office machinery and equipment (including computers)
72 - Computer and related activities.

Context:
The current OECD ICT sector definition was originally approved in 1998. It was amended slightly in 2002 to reflect ISIC Rev. 3.1 changes to Wholesale.

Source Publication:
OECD, 2003, A Proposed Classification of ICT Goods, OECD Working Party on Indicators for the Information Society, Paris.

Cross References:
Information, Communication Technology (ICT) goods
ISIC

Hyperlink:
http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/5/61/22343094.pdf.

Classification Indicator: Classification

Statistical Theme: Information and communication technology

Created on Tuesday, November 13, 2001

Last updated on Monday, January 02, 2006