sales in The German digital industry in the current year, the forecasts of the Association Bitkom, according to strong. The shops would be fueled by the increasing digitalisation in the economy, state and society, it said.
“the crisis of The export-oriented industry, not by beating branches to date on the companies in the IT and telecommunications”, said Bitkom President Achim Berg. Accordingly, sales in 2019 are expected to grow by two per cent to 170,3 billion euros. 2020 is, however, expected a slightly weaker increase in sales of 1.6 percent to 173,1 billion euros.
growth drivers remain the information technology as the largest part of the market. Here the sales increase, according to the forecast of 3.2 percent to 93.6 billion euros. The field of telecommunications, is after some difficult years since the 2018 and again on a growth course. Here, an increase of 1.8 per cent to 68.2 billion euros is expected (2018 plus 2.1 percent).
Significantly, the turnover of devices, such as Smartphones help. The to put, therefore, in 2018, to 12.2 percent, for the current year, an increase of 9.7 percent is expected. The investment in telecommunications infrastructure is expected to grow by 1.9 percent to 7.1 billion euros. In the area of telecommunications services, the market will stay in a total revenue of 48.6 billion euros, unchanged. “After the auction, the 5G frequencies is the expansion of the network,” said mountain. The network operator would now need to drive your investments to the top.
by Contrast, the business with consumer electronics is according to Bitkom, “continues on a downward spiral”. Here, the Association expects for the current year, a strong decrease of 7.7 percent. “The market for Consumer Electronics is under strong pressure,” said mountain. While prices remained almost stable, it would, however, sold less devices.
The gfu forecast for 2019 in contrast, a stable development on the previous year’s level. Unlike the Bitkom, the Industry Association for consumer electronics expects the sales of private phones and Smartphones with in your domain. For the first quarter of 2019, the gfu calculated on this Basis for the field of Consumer Electronics, a decrease of 2.7 percent compared to the previous year.
In the case of the employment of the Bitkom anticipates that by the end of the year, with an increase of 42,000 to 1.19 million Jobs. In the past year, the industry has created the 51,000 new jobs, according to Bitkom, as many as since the year 2000.
Germany’s share of the world market in the digital area, the Bitkom and, this year, for the first time under the mark of four percent. Germany waxes, but other countries such as the USA, India and China are significantly faster, Berg said. “At the time of digitization, we do not specify the direction, and the other countries are doing”. To creation potential in this country, the President of Bitkom sees-learning systems in Artificial intelligence, or in Software for a quantum computer.
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