Performance Overview

SWEDEN claims the top spot in the renewed NRI. One of the country’s greatest strengths is its consistency across the pillars: It ranks in the top 10 in all four pillars and in the top 5 in three of them. Sweden’s highest position at the pillar level is with respect to People (2nd), where it is the global leader in terms of Business ICT usage and skills, and it ranks 4th when it comes to the role of Government in ICT usage for People. The country ranks 3rd in the Impact pillar and 4th in the Technology pillar, boosted by strong showings in the Economy (5th) and Quality of Life (6th) sub-pillars in the former case and by impressive performances in the Content (5th) and Future Technologies (3rd) sub-pillars in the latter. One of Sweden’s weakest dimensions relates to the Individuals (14th) sub-pillar, where there is a possibility to raise the skill set of the population.

GDP (PPP) per capita
IS03
SWE
Country
Sweden
Score
82.65
Rank
1
Technology
82.28
People
78.17
Governance
87.43
Impact
82.73
1. Mobile tariffs 92.5 8
2. Cost of cheapest internet-enable device (% of monthly GDP per capita) 70.48 15
3. Households with internet acccess 94.38 11
4. 4G mobile network coverage (% of population) 100 1
5. Fixed-broadband subscriptions, 10Mbit/s or above (% of totaal subscriptions) 92.12 30
6. International internet bandwidth, kb/s per Internet user 69.71 54
7. Proportion of primary schools with access to Internet for pedagogical purpose n/a n/a
1. Digital participation n/a n/a
2. Mobile apps development 87.49 13
3. Receipts for the use of intellectual property 27.29 7
1. Availability of latest technologies 96.45 5
2. Company investment in emerging technology 91.3 3
3. Government procurement of advanced technology products 65.09 16
4. ICT PCT patent applications per million population 92.33 2
5. Total computer software spending (% of GDP) 54.55 8
6. Robot density 72.93 5
1. Medium and high-tech industry 67.74 10
2. High-tech exports 27.18 30
3. PCT patent applications 92.95 2
4. Labour productivity per employee 61.6 13
1. Happiness 89.93 8
2. Freedom to make life choices 95.67 9
3. Income inequality 88.95 17
4. Healthy life expectancy at birth 86.08 16
1. Access to basic services 99.54 19
2. Pollution 99.82 3
3. Road safety 99.69 3
4. Reading proficiency in schools 98.86 6
5. Maths proficiency in schools 76.02 19
5. Use of clean fuels and technology 100 1
1. Internet users 91.64 13
2. Active mobile-broadband subscriptions 47.96 17
3. Use of virtual social networks 71.93 18
5. Tertiary enrolment 48.73 35
5. Adult literacy rate n/a n/a
6. ICT skills 86.49 9
1. Firms with website 95.85 4
2. Internet shopping 91.9 6
3. Professionals 75.32 2
4. Technicians and associate professionals 81.09 9
5. Extent of staff training 83.35 7
6. R&D expenditure by businesses 59.34 5
1. Government online services 93.84 14
2. Publication and use of open data 69.84 15
3.ICT use and government efficiency 83.35 5
4. R&D expenditure by governments and higher education 89.05 3
1. Rule of law 96.57 4
2. Software piracy rate 94.59 6
3. Secure Internet servers 83.87 23
4. Cybersecurity 86.73 34
5. Online trust and safety 66.06 45
1. Regulatory quality 91.06 6
2. Ease of doing business 91.56 10
3. Legal framework's adaptability to digital business models 85.14 6
4. E-commerce legislation 100 1
5. Social safety net protection 85.34 14
6. ICT regulatory environment 90.35 32
1. E-Participation 92.99 19
2. Socioeconomic gap in use of digital payments 97.28 7
3. Availability of local online content 91.96 5
4. Gender gap in internet use 72.47 4
5. Rural gap in use of digital payments 75.98 23