Stamford, Conn. – Consumer spending on digital information and entertainment products and services globally will increase to $2.8 trillion by 2015, up from $2 trillion in 2010, according to a new forecast from Gartner Inc.
Worldwide consumer spending on digital information and entertainment products and services is projected to reach $2.1 trillion in 2011, according to the research firm. Of the $2 trillion consumers spent globally on digital products and services last year, the largest spending segment (62%) was for communications subscription-based access and usage services.
The second-largest spending segment (28%) was for devices. The smallest spending segment (10%) was for content and software for a total of $200 billion, according to the Gartner report.