The hightech industry keeps on growing! According to a recent analysis of the European Information Technology Observatory (EITO), expenditures in the ICT industry will increase by 5.1 % to 2.7 bn. Euro in 2013. The EU market ist predicted to grow by 0.9 % which represents a 21.8 % market share of the worldwide industry, excluding the segments Consumer Electronics and Business Process Outsourcing.
Source: BITKOM, http://www.bitkom.org/files/documents/BITKOM_Presseinfo_Internationale_Prognose_27_02_2013%281%29.pdf, 27 February 2013)