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and Technology Indicators
Update april 2008
ISTAT is the source of data for Italy (figure 10.1), the OECD and EUROSTAT are the sources for international comparisons.
Figures 10.2, 10.3, 10.4 show some specific indicators for high-technology
industries (i.e. R&D intensive sectors, according to the OECD definition).
Industries belonging in this category are:
OECD points out that, owing to the globalisation of production process (e.g. R&D activities can be located in countries different from where the less sophisticated and more labour-intensive parts are carried out) "a high share of high-technology goods in exports does not necessarily reflect sophisticated high-technology industrial activities".
In any case, the capability of producing goods in these sectors, whose products are highly requested in the global market, measures the strength of an industrial system to stay at the forefront of technology. As a consequence, the competitiveness of companies belonging to a country is more accurately measured by analysing the trends of its market shares in the high-technology international trade. It is expected that those countries spending more on R&D will hold the best positions.
10. Trade of high-technology products
Fig. 10.1 - Italian trade in certain
sets of high-technology products, 2000 and 2005
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