Global SMB IT expenditure 2021

This statistic shows the estimated IT expenditure of small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) worldwide in 2017, 2018 and 2021. In 2018, SMBs are expected to spend 602 billion U.S. dollars on IT hardware, software, and services, including business services, worldwide. Spending on business services and software are expected to grow the most rapidly over the 2016-2021 period.

IT expenditure from small-to-medium-sized business (SMB) worldwide in 2017, 2018 and 2021

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Release date

February 2018



Survey time period

2017 to 2018

Supplementary notes

Small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) – also known as small and medium enterprises (SMEs) – are defined as companies with fewer than 1,000 employees.

* Forecast

The 2017 figure was calculated by Statista based on the 2018 figure and annual growth rate provided by the source.

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