Ireland is the country that is the forerunner in trade with digital services. In a ranking of 28 advanced economies that assesses to what extent they harness their potential, Ireland finished in the pole position. Also Belgium performed well while many large economies, such as France, Italy or Germany lag far behind and make insufficient use of their potential in this area. In the German case, the reason for its bad ranking is a lack of good infrastructure but also a hesitancy of business and consumers in the adopting of new technologies. These are results of our recent comparative study.
“23 percent of international trade is presently in services, with a growing tendency," said our economic expert Christian Bluth.