Investment in intangibles by type of asset

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Investment in intangibles by type of asset

% of GDP

 200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016
Belgium
  Software1.021.011.031.041.201.241.271.291.301.301.311.32
  Innovative Property2.262.242.282.412.442.612.802.812.883.233.663.09
  Economic Competencies3.964.094.314.524.634.864.894.854.924.904.934.73
  Total7.257.357.627.968.278.718.968.949.109.439.909.14
Netherlands
  Software1.511.571.701.731.671.691.711.761.791.902.052.07
  Innovative Property1.861.851.781.741.771.891.891.962.011.971.921.93
  Economic Competencies4.204.184.394.454.914.484.704.834.854.954.914.99
  Total7.577.607.877.918.358.058.298.558.658.828.888.99
France
  Software2.032.092.122.262.152.212.252.362.402.462.542.69
  Innovative Property2.762.802.802.872.962.993.063.123.143.113.163.18
  Economic Competencies3.734.204.154.304.194.274.194.114.104.134.204.28
  Total8.529.109.089.429.319.479.499.599.649.709.8910.15
Germany
  Software0.700.710.700.730.730.710.790.700.740.740.800.74
  Innovative Property2.802.832.792.852.982.953.033.133.073.113.173.36
  Economic Competencies2.622.622.582.562.552.492.442.452.372.352.362.45
  Total6.126.166.076.146.266.146.266.276.196.206.326.55
Austria
  Software1.351.411.341.371.431.441.671.561.801.781.751.73
  Innovative Property2.072.262.322.352.482.462.552.732.932.922.922.90
  Economic Competencies3.143.243.313.383.363.363.363.383.493.483.443.38
  Total6.556.916.977.097.287.267.587.668.228.198.118.01
United Kingdom
  Software1.171.191.171.181.151.131.141.181.201.181.010.98
  Innovative Property2.532.422.602.682.552.542.522.522.522.422.542.65
  Economic Competencies4.534.704.704.524.394.354.344.344.424.294.644.38
  Total8.248.328.468.388.098.028.008.038.137.898.198.00

Regional data

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Description

  •  24/05/2019

The indicator provides the gross fixed capital formation at current prices (as a percentage of GDP) for 3 categories of intangibles:

  • computerised information (software and databases),
  • innovative property (R&D; design; product development in financial services; mineral exploration and spending on the production of artistic originals),
  • economic competencies (market research; advertising: training: organisational capital (own account and purchased)).

The indicator comes from the INTAN-Invest database. INTAN-invest is a research collaboration dedicated to improving the measurement and analysis of intangible assets. INTAN-Invest disseminates harmonized cross-county data on intangible investment by industry covering 15 EU countries and the United States from 1995 on. Among the intangible assets listed above, only a few are currently capitalised in national accounts (SNA 2008/ESA 2010): R&D, mineral exploration, computer software and databases, and entertainment, literary and artistic originals. Design, branding, new financial products, organisational capital and firm-provided training are new estimated intangible assets. The following paper describes the methods and sources used to build the estimates: C. Corrado, J. Haskel, C. Jona-Lasinio , M. Iommi (2016). “Intangible investment in the EU and US before and since the Great Recession and its contribution to productivity growth,” in “Investment and Investment Finance in Europe” , Chapter 2, p. 73-102, European Investment Bank Report, November 2016. (http://www.intaninvest.net/)

Other languages

  • Investissement intangible
  • Investeringen in immateriële activa

Source: INTAN-Invest database.