CBS investigates imports of digital services

The past decade has seen our economy undergo a metamorphosis thanks to digitisation. Phenomena such as globalisation, digitisation and the shift in the economy towards services are causing completely new business models to emerge. This begs the question of whether CBS’ existing measurement and registration methods are still sufficient for capturing these rapidly growing trends in statistics. CBS is conducting research in this area, as evidenced by its recently published report on imports of digital services. The aim of this research is to make better estimates of imported digital services and to add more details to existing estimates. The results of this research will be used for the 2021 revision of the National Accounts, among other things.