Performance Overview

GERMANY finds itself in the top 10 in three pillars: Technology (10th), People (10th), and Impact (8th). The strong performance with respect to the Impact pillar is primarily due to the positive SDG Contribution (6th) and the outcomes in the Economy (7th) sub- pillar. Germany’s showing in the Technology pillar is more checkered, though, as a world-class level of Future Technologies (2nd) is offset by lower degrees of Access (27th) and Content (17th). As for the People pillar, strong ICT usage and skills by firms and national authorities (6th in both the Businesses and Governments sub-pillars) is hampered by a weak ICT usage by Individuals (41st). Germany does not feature in the top 10 in any of the sub-pillars related to Governance (15th), where issues on Trust (19th) and Inclusion (17th) appear to be the most pressing.

GDP (PPP) per capita
1. Mobile tariffs90.2611
2. Cost of cheapest internet-enable device (% of monthly GDP per capita)58.0341
3. Households with internet acccess89.2218
4. 4G mobile network coverage (% of population)97.544
5. Fixed-broadband subscriptions, 10Mbit/s or above (% of totaal subscriptions)88.0634
6. International internet bandwidth, kb/s per Internet user68.2463
7. Proportion of primary schools with access to Internet for pedagogical purposen/an/a
1. Digital participationn/an/a
2. Mobile apps development84.1421
3. Receipts for the use of intellectual property7.417
1. Availability of latest technologies85.9816
2. Company investment in emerging technology85.747
3. Government procurement of advanced technology products84.26
4. ICT PCT patent applications per million population64.7913
5. Total computer software spending (% of GDP)54.558
6. Robot density1001
1. Medium and high-tech industry78.584
2. High-tech exports29.8728
3. PCT patent applications62.958
4. Labour productivity per employee55.8921
1. Happiness84.5915
2. Freedom to make life choices80.6538
3. Income inequality82.3723
4. Healthy life expectancy at birth83.1526
1. Access to basic services99.4921
2. Pollution93.2525
3. Road safety95.628
4. Reading proficiency in schoolsn/an/a
5. Maths proficiency in schoolsn/an/a
5. Use of clean fuels and technology1001
1. Internet users88.9716
2. Active mobile-broadband subscriptions30.9757
3. Use of virtual social networks44.9182
5. Tertiary enrolment51.1328
5. Adult literacy raten/an/a
6. ICT skills89.446
1. Firms with website89.38
2. Internet shopping85.7311
3. Professionals46.0631
4. Technicians and associate professionals98.912
5. Extent of staff training79.3710
6. R&D expenditure by businesses53.397
1. Government online services92.3117
2. Publication and use of open data69.5216
3.ICT use and government efficiency78.1214
4. R&D expenditure by governments and higher education85.115
1. Rule of law90.5216
2. Software piracy rate93.248
3. Secure Internet servers93.348
4. Cybersecurity91.0124
5. Online trust and safety40.7976
1. Regulatory quality89.9412
2. Ease of doing business87.5221
3. Legal framework's adaptability to digital business models81.6213
4. E-commerce legislation1001
5. Social safety net protection76.9819
6. ICT regulatory environment95.5615
1. E-Participation91.0823
2. Socioeconomic gap in use of digital payments96.1213
3. Availability of local online content89.259
4. Gender gap in internet use55.4964
5. Rural gap in use of digital payments75.231