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Information and Communication Technology Survey

The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Survey provides data on both noncapitalized and capitalized spending for information and communication technology equipment and computer software by U.S. nonfarm businesses with employees. Data have been collected annually beginning with data for 2003. United States Code, Title 13, authorizes this survey and makes responding mandatory; it also protects the confidentiality of respondents and the data they provide.



The 2013 Information and Communication Technology Survey is underway. Recipients may submit their information electronically via Centurion (our secure online reporting system).


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  • In 2011, U.S. nonfarm businesses with employees spent a total of $289.9 billion on noncapitalized and capitalized information and communication technology (ICT) equipment, including computer software. This represents an increase of 10.6 percent from the revised 2010 estimate of $262.2 billion.

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Find results from the 2011 Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Survey, including data at the national level on both noncapitalized and capitalized spending for information and communication technology equipment and computer software by U.S. nonfarm businesses with employees. Data are published for North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) 3-digit and selected 4-digit industries.


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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Information and Communication Technology | (301) 763-3324 |  Last Revised: March 27, 2014