The Direct Contribution of Computers to GDP Has Become Large

Year: 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999*
GDP Growth 0.7% -1.8% 2.7% 2.3% 3.5% 2.3% 3.4% 3.9% 3.9% 3.5%
Without Computers 0.6% -1.9% 2.5% 2.2% 3.4% 1.9% 2.9% 3.4% 3.3% 2.8%
Computer Contribution 0.1% 0.1% 0.2% 0.1% 0.1% 0.4% 0.5% 0.5% 0.6% 0.7%

*Projected.

 

 

Source: Brent Moulton (1999), "GDP and the Digital Economy" (Washington, DC: Department of Commerce)