Database of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Investment and Capital Stock Trends: Canada vs United States

Funding for the ICT database has been provided by Industry Canada.

The following tables are available for Canada and the United States:
(Updated: January 30, 2015)

Click link below to download full set of tables in Adobe Acrobat PDF format:
ICT in Canada, 1980-2013
ICT in US, 1987-2013
Summary Charts for Canada-US Comparisons, 1987-2013

All tables are available for download in Microsoft Excel format (.xlsx) (WinZip archive).


List of Charts
Chart 1: The Canada-US ICT Gap, 2013
Chart 2: ICT Investment per Worker in the Business Sector in Canada, current U.S. dollars, as a proportion of the United States, 1987-2013
Chart 3: ICT Capital Stock per Worker in the Business Sector in Canada, current U.S. dollars, as a proportion of the United States, 1987-2013
Chart 4: ICT Investment as a Share of Total Investment in the Business Sector in Canada, current dollars, as a proportion of the United States, 1987-2013
Chart 5: ICT Investment as a Share of GDP in the Business Sector in Canada, current dollars, as a proportion of the United States, 1987-2013
Chart 6: Total ICT Investment Per Worker by Industry in Canada and the United States, current U.S. dollars, 2013
Chart 7: Computer ITC Investment Per Worker by Industry in Canada and the United States, current U.S. dollars, 2013
Chart 8: Communications ITC Investment Per Worker by Industry in Canada and the United States, current U.S. dollars, 2013
Chart 9: Software ITC Investment Per Worker by Industry in Canada and the United States, current U.S. dollars, 2013
Chart 10: Total ICT Capital Stock Per Worker by Industry in Canada and the United States, current U.S. dollars, 2013
Chart 11: Computer ITC Capital Stock Per Worker by Industry in Canada and the United States, current U.S. dollars, 2013
Chart 12: Communications ITC Capital Stock Per Worker by Industry in Canada and the United States, current U.S. dollars, 2013
Chart 13: Software ITC Capital Stock Per Worker by Industry in Canada and the United States, current U.S. dollars, 2013 Chart 14: Total ICT Investment as a Share of Total Investment by Industry in Canada and the United States, current dollars, 2013
Chart 15: Computer ITC Investment as a Share of Total Investment by Industry in Canada and the United States, current dollars, 2013
Chart 16: Communications ITC Investment as a Share of Total Investment by Industry in Canada and the United States, current dollars, 2013
Chart 17: Software ITC Investment as a Share of Total Investment by Industry in Canada and the United States, current dollars, 2013
Chart 18: Total ICT Investment as a Share of GDP by Industry in Canada and the United States, 2009
Chart 19: Computer ITC Investment as a Share of GDP by Industry in Canada and the United States, current dollars, 2009
Chart 20: Communications ITC Investment as a Share of GDP by Industry in Canada and the United States, current dollars, 2009
Chart 21: Software ITC Investment as a Share of GDP by Industry in Canada and the United States, current dollars, 2009
Chart 22: Shares of ICT Investment in Non-residential Fixed Capital Formation in Selected OECD countries at the total economy level, 2004
Chart 23: Non-residential Structures investment and Capital Stock per Worker in the Business Sector in Canada, current U.S. dollars, as a proportion of the United States, 1987-2013
Chart 24: Machinery and Equipment Investment and Capital Stock per Worker in the Business Sector in Canada, current U.S. dollars, as a proportion of the United States, 1987-2013
Chart 25: Non-residential Investment and Capital Stock per Worker in the Business Sector in Canada, current U.S. dollars, as a proportion of the United States, 1987-2013
Chart 26: Non-residential Structures investment in the Business Sector as a Share of Business Sector GDP and Total Investment, current dollars, as a proportion of the United States, 1987-2013
Chart 27: Machinery and Equipment investment in the Business Sector as a Share of Business Sector GDP and Total Investment in Canada, current dollars, as a proportion of the United States, 1987-2013
Chart 28: Non-residential Investment in the Business Sector as a Share of Business Sector GDP in Canada, current dollars, as a proportion of the United States, 1987-2013
Chart 29: ICT and its Components Average Annual Deflator Growth in the Business Sector in Canada and the United States , 1987-2013, per cent

List of Summary Tables : Canada VS. the United States
Summary Table 1: Total ICT Investment per Worker in the Business Sector in Canada and the United States, current dollars, 1987-2013
Summary Table 2: Computer ICT Investment per Worker in the Business Sector in Canada and the United States, current dollars, 1987-2013
Summary Table 3: Communications ICT Investment per Worker in the Business Sector in Canada and the United States, current dollars, 1987-2013
Summary Table 4: Software Investment per Worker in the Business Sector in Canada and the United States, current dollars, 1987-2013
Summary Table 5: Total ICT Capital Stock per Worker in the Business Sector in Canada and the United States, current dollars, 1987-2013
Summary Table 6: Computer ICT Capital Stock per Worker in the Business Sector in Canada and the United States, current dollars, 1987-2013
Summary Table 7: Communications ICT Capital Stock per Worker in the Business Sector in Canada and the United States, current dollars, 1987-2013
Summary Table 8: Software ICT Capital Stock per Worker in the Business Sector in Canada and the United States, current dollars, 1987-2013
Summary Table 9: Total ICT Investment as a Share of GDP in the Business Sector in Canada and the United States, current dollars, 1987-2013
Summary Table 10: Computer ICT Investment as a Share of GDP in the Business Sector in Canada and the United States, current dollars, 1987-2013
Summary Table 11: Communications ICT Investment as a Share of GDP in the Business Sector in Canada and the United States, current dollars, 1987-2013
Summary Table 12: Software ICT Investment as a Share of GDP in the Business Sector in Canada and the United States, current dollars, 1987-2013
Summary Table 13: Total ICT Investment as a Share of Total Investment in the Business Sector in Canada and the United States, current dollars, 1987-2013
Summary Table 14: Computer ICT Investment as a Share of Total Investment in the Business Sector in Canada and the United States, current dollars, 1987-2013
Summary Table 15: Communications ICT Investment as a Share of Total Investment in the Business Sector in Canada and the United States, current dollars, 1987-2013
Summary Table 16: Software ICT Investment as a Share of Total Investment in the Business Sector in Canada and the United States, current dollars, 1987-2013
Summary Table 17: Comparison of Canada-U.S. Total ICT Investment Per Worker and Capital Stock Per Worker by Industry, current dollars, 2013
Summary Table 18: Comparison of Canada-U.S. Computer ICT Investment Per Worker and Capital Stock Per Worker by Industry, current dollars, 2013
Summary Table 19: Comparison of Canada-U.S. Communications ICT Investment Per Worker and Capital Stock Per Worker by Industry, current dollars, 2013
Summary Table 20: Comparison of Canada-U.S. Software ICT Investment Per Worker and Capital Stock Per Worker by Industry, current dollars, 2013
Summary Table 21: Comparison of Canada-U.S. Total ICT Investment by Industry as a Share of Total Investment, current dollars, 2013
Summary Table 22: Comparison of Canada-U.S. Computer ICT Investment by Industry as a Share of Total Investment and ICT Capital Stock as a Share of the Total Capital Stock, current dollars, 2013
Summary Table 23: Comparison of Canada-U.S. Communications ICT Investment by Industry as a Share of Total Investment, and ICT Capital Stock as a Share of the Total Capital Stock, current dollars, 2013
Summary Table 24: Comparison of Canada-U.S. Software ICT Investment by Industry as a Share of Total Investment and ICT Capital Stock as a Share of the Total Capital Stock, current dollars, 2013
Summary Table 25: Comparison of Canada-U.S. Total ICT Investment by Industry as a Share of Industry GDP, current dollars, 2009
Summary Table 26: Comparison of Canada-U.S. Computer ICT Investment by Industry as a Share of Industry GDP, current dollars, 2009
Summary Table 27: Comparison of Canada-U.S. Communications ICT Investment by Industry as a Share of Industry GDP, current dollars, 2009
Summary Table 28: Comparison of Canada-U.S. Software ICT Investment by Industry as a Share of Industry GDP, current dollars, 2009
Summary Table 29: Comparison of Canada-U.S. Deflator Growth for Total ICT Investment, Computer ICT Investment, Communications ICT Investment, and Software ICT Investment by Industry, current dollars, 1987-2013
Summary Table 30: Shares of ICT Investment in Non-Residential Fixed Capital Formation in the Total Economy in Selected OECD Countries, 1990-2009
Summary Table 31: Non-residential Total Investment Per Worker in the Business Sector in Canada and the United States, current dollars, 1987-2013
Summary Table 32: Non-residential Total Capital Stock Per Worker in the Business Sector in Canada and the United States, current dollars, 1987-2013
Summary Table 33: Non-residential Total Investment as a share of GDP in the Business Sector in Canada and the United States, current dollars, 1987-2013
Summary Table 34: Non-residential Structures Investment* Per Worker in the Business Sector in Canada and the United States, current dollars, 1987-2013
Summary Table 35: Non-residential Structures Capital Stock Per Worker in the Business Sector in Canada and the United States, current dollars, 1987-2013
Summary Table 36: Non-residential Structures Investment as a share of GDP in the Business Sector in Canada and the United States, current dollars, 1987-2013
Summary Table 37: Non-residential Structures Investment as a share of Total Investment in the Business Sector in Canada and the United States, current dollars, 1987-2013
Summary Table 38: Non-residential Machinery and Equipment (M&E) Investment Per Worker in the Business Sector in Canada and the United States, current dollars, 1987-2013
Summary Table 39: Non-residential Machinery and Equipment (M&E) Capital Stock Per Worker in the Business Sector in Canada and the United States, current dollars, 1987-2013
Summary Table 40: Non-residential Machinery and Equipment (M&E) Investment as a share of GDP in the Business Sector in Canada and the United States, current dollars, 1987-2013
Summary Table 41: Non-residential Machinery and Equipment Investment as a share of Total Investment in the Business Sector in Canada and the United States, current dollars, 1987-2013
Summary Table 42: Machinery and Equipment (M&E) Investment Per Worker excluding ICT in the Business Sector in Canada and the United States, current dollars, 1987-2013
Summary Table 43: Machinery and Equipment (M&E) Capital Stock Per Worker excluding ICT in the Business Sector in Canada and the United States, current dollars, 1987-2013
Summary Table 44: Machinery and Equipment (M&E) Investment excluding ICT as a share of GDP in the Business Sector in Canada and the United States, current dollars, 1987-2013
Summary Table 45: Machinery and Equipment Investment excluding ICT as a share of Total Investment in the Business Sector in Canada and the United States, current dollars, 1987-2013
Summary Table 46: Purchasing Power Parity Estimates for Machinery and Equipment Beyond 2005 and Before 1992

List of Tables : Canada (Table 1- Table 17)
Table 1a-w: Total ICT Investment and Capital Stock in Canada by Industry, current dollars, 1980-2013
Table 2a-w: Computer ICT Investment and Capital Stock in Canada by Industry, current dollars, 1980-2013
Table 3a-w: Communications ICT Investment and Capital Stock in Canada by Industry, current dollars, 1980-2013
Table 4a-w: Software ICT Investment and Capital Stock in Canada by Industry, current dollars, 1980-2013
Table 5a-w: Total ICT Investment and Capital Stock in Canada by Industry, chained 2002 dollars, 1980-2013
Table 6a-w: Computer ICT Investment and Capital Stock in Canada by Industry, chained 2002 dollars, 1980-2013
Table 7a-w: Communications ICT Investment and Capital Stock in Canada by Industry, chained 2002 dollars, 1980-2013
Table 8a-w: Software ICT Investment and Capital Stock in Canada by Industry, chained 2002 dollars, 1980-2013
Table 9a-w: Total ICT Investment Per Worker and Capital Stock Per Worker in Canada by Industry, current dollars, 1980-2013
Table 10a-w: Computer ICT Investment Per Worker and Capital Stock Per Worker in Canada by Industry, current dollars, 1980-2013
Table 11a-w: Communications ICT Investment Per Worker and Capital Stock Per Worker in Canada by Industry, current dollars, 1980-2013
Table 12a-w: Software ICT Investment Per Worker and Capital Stock Per Worker in Canada by Industry, current dollars, 1980-2013
Table 13a-w: Total ICT Investment Per Worker and Capital Stock Per Worker in Canada by Industry, chained 2002 dollars, 1980-2013
Table 14a-w: Computer ICT Investment Per Worker and Capital Stock Per Worker in Canada by Industry, chained 2002 dollars, 1980-2013
Table 15a-w: Communications ICT Investment Per Worker and Capital Stock Per Worker in Canada by Industry, chained 2002 dollars, 1980-2013
Table 16a-w: Software ICT Investment Per Worker and Capital Stock Per Worker in Canada by Industry, chained 2002 dollars, 1980-2013
Table 17a-w: Deflators for Total ICT, Computers, Communications, and Software by Industry in Canada, 1980-2013

List of Tables : the United States (Table 18- Table 34)
Table 18b-v: Total ICT Investment and Capital Stock in the United States by Industry, current dollars, 1987-2013
Table 19b-v: Computer ICT Investment and Capital Stock in the United States by Industry, current dollars, 1987-2013
Table 20b-v: Communications ICT Investment and Capital Stock in the United States by Industry, current dollars, 1987-2013
Table 21b-v: Software ICT Investment and Capital Stock in the United States by Industry, current dollars, 1987-2013
Table 22b-v: Total ICT Investment and Capital Stock in the United States by Industry, chained 2002 dollars, 1987-2013
Table 23b-v: Computer ICT Investment and Capital Stock in the United States by Industry, chained 2002 dollars, 1987-2013
Table 24b-v: Communications ICT Investment and Capital Stock in the United States by Industry, chained 2002 dollars, 1987-2013
Table 25b-v: Software ICT Investment and Capital Stock in the United States by Industry, chained 2002 dollars, 1987-2013
Table 26b-v: Total ICT Investment Per Worker and Capital Stock Per Worker in the United States by Industry, current dollars, 1987-2013
Table 27b-v: Computer ICT Investment Per Worker and Capital Stock Per Worker in the United States by Industry, current dollars, 1987-2013
Table 28b-v: Communications ICT Investment Per Worker and Capital Stock Per Worker in the United States by Industry, current dollars, 1987-2013
Table 29b-v: Software ICT Investment Per Worker and Capital Stock Per Worker in the United States by Industry, current dollars, 1987-2013
Table 30b-v: Total ICT Investment Per Worker and Capital Stock Per Worker in the United States by Industry, chained 2002 dollars, 1987-2013
Table 31b-v: Computer ICT Investment Per Worker and Capital Stock Per Worker in the United States by Industry, chained 2002 dollars, 1987-2013
Table 32b-v: Communications ICT Investment Per Worker and Capital Stock Per Worker in the United States by Industry, chained 2002 dollars, 1987-2013
Table 33b-v: Software ICT Investment Per Worker and Capital Stock Per Worker in the United States by Industry, chained 2002 dollars, 1987-2013
Table 34b-v: Deflators for Total ICT, Computers, Communications, and Software by Industry in the United States, 1987-2013


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