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
1. Mobile tariffs92.58
2. Cost of cheapest internet-enable device (% of monthly GDP per capita)70.4815
3. Households with internet acccess94.3811
4. 4G mobile network coverage (% of population)1001
5. Fixed-broadband subscriptions, 10Mbit/s or above (% of totaal subscriptions)92.1230
6. International internet bandwidth, kb/s per Internet user69.7154
7. Proportion of primary schools with access to Internet for pedagogical purposen/an/a
1. Digital participationn/an/a
2. Mobile apps development87.4913
3. Receipts for the use of intellectual property27.297
1. Availability of latest technologies96.455
2. Company investment in emerging technology91.33
3. Government procurement of advanced technology products65.0916
4. ICT PCT patent applications per million population92.332
5. Total computer software spending (% of GDP)54.558
6. Robot density72.935
1. Medium and high-tech industry67.7410
2. High-tech exports27.1830
3. PCT patent applications92.952
4. Labour productivity per employee61.613
1. Happiness89.938
2. Freedom to make life choices95.679
3. Income inequality88.9517
4. Healthy life expectancy at birth86.0816
1. Access to basic services99.5419
2. Pollution99.823
3. Road safety99.693
4. Reading proficiency in schools98.866
5. Maths proficiency in schools76.0219
5. Use of clean fuels and technology1001
1. Internet users91.6413
2. Active mobile-broadband subscriptions47.9617
3. Use of virtual social networks71.9318
5. Tertiary enrolment48.7335
5. Adult literacy raten/an/a
6. ICT skills86.499
1. Firms with website95.854
2. Internet shopping91.96
3. Professionals75.322
4. Technicians and associate professionals81.099
5. Extent of staff training83.357
6. R&D expenditure by businesses59.345
1. Government online services93.8414
2. Publication and use of open data69.8415
3.ICT use and government efficiency83.355
4. R&D expenditure by governments and higher education89.053
1. Rule of law96.574
2. Software piracy rate94.596
3. Secure Internet servers83.8723
4. Cybersecurity86.7334
5. Online trust and safety66.0645
1. Regulatory quality91.066
2. Ease of doing business91.5610
3. Legal framework's adaptability to digital business models85.146
4. E-commerce legislation1001
5. Social safety net protection85.3414
6. ICT regulatory environment90.3532
1. E-Participation92.9919
2. Socioeconomic gap in use of digital payments97.287
3. Availability of local online content91.965
4. Gender gap in internet use72.474
5. Rural gap in use of digital payments75.9823