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The purpose of the survey is to illustrate IT development in the Swedish business sector. In order for decision-makers, both in Sweden and within EU, to have the opportunity to follow and encourage IT development, a good statistical basis is needed. The results are also used by the National Accounts at Statistics Sweden to calculate Gross Domestic Product, GDP, and even to study development of productivity in Sweden.

The data is collected from a sample of just over 4,500 enterprises. The sample survey covers enterprises with 10 employees or more in November 2020.

All responses are important to the quality of the survey. Therefore, even enterprises that have not had any IT expenditure must respond.

BAS account references are available. Please note that it may be only parts of the accounts we refer to. One and the same account may occur several times. The main purpose of the BAS references is to facilitate the submission of data.


The information is submitted via the web form where instructions are provided.

Survey timetable

The survey takes place annually.

The requested information is needed before 29th of March.

Frequently asked questions

Which enterprises are included in the survey?

A sample will be drawn from a list of enterprises with 10 or more employees. All enterprises with 200 or more employees are included in the totally investigated).

What to do if I lost login details? 

Contact us and you will receive the information again.

Can we get a respite?

Contact us by e-mail or telephone if you are not able to send the survey in on time. We may help you by extending the response time. Do not forget to mention your corporate identity number.

We use broken fiscal year.  Should we still report for calendar year 2020?

Yes, you should report for the whole calendar year. If you do not have the exact information or if the information is difficult to obtain, we appreciate if you make an estimate for the whole calendar year.

Our company is the parent company of a group of enterprises, we supply other enterprises within the group with IT resources and then invoice the subsidiaries. Should we report the entire sum? 

Yes. Report only the expenses the enterprise has for joint hardware/software within the group. Do not include IT resources that is further invoiced directly to another company within the group.

Our enterprise is a group of enterprises, we purchase joint IT resourses from the group that another company within the group provides.  Should we report those expenses?

Yes. Report the expenses under C section about IT services from another company, within the group or from external suppliers.    

We purchase all IT resources to a special (external) IT company. Should we report those expenses?

Yes. Report the expenses under C section about IT services from another company, within the group or from external suppliers.    

What is franchising?

Franchising is a form of business by which the owner (franchisor) of a product, service or method obtains distribution through affiliated dealers (franchisees). Known examples in Sweden are 7-Eleven, McDonalds and Pressbyrån.

What is finance leas?

Finance leas involves economic risks and advantages that are associated with ownership of an object that is transferred from the lessor to the lessee. It is the purchase price for the lease object that is to be reported. The purchase price is often specified in the lease agreement. 

What is operating leas?

Operating leas is similar to normal rental situation. The lessor aquires the equipment that will then be leased to the lessee for a fee. The lessor is responsible for service, maintenance and insurance.

Can we submit information on a paper form?

We do not use any paper forms anymore, but within the web form is a pdf-form that you can fill out and send to us by e-mail or regular mail.  

Publishing of the results

The results of the survey are published in October on

View the final statistics

Legal Information

The obligation to provide information is mandatory under the Official Statistics Act (2001:99). The statistics for this survey are also regulated according to the Official Statistics Ordinance (2001:100) and SCB's Regulation (SCB-FS 2021:5).

The information that is submitted to Statistics Sweden is protected according to chapter 24 section 8 of the Public Access to Information and Secrecy Act (2009:400). When the information is published, no single workplace or enterprise will be able to be identified. Consultation has taken place with the Swedish Better Regulation Council.


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