DIGITAL ECONOMY REPORT 2019
Value Creation And Capture Implications For Developing Countries
Digital platforms are increasingly important in the world economy. The combined value of the platform companies with a market capitalization of more than $100 million was estimated at more than $7 trillion in 2017 – 67 per cent higher than in 2015. Some global
digital platforms have achieved very strong market positions in certain areas. For example, Google has some 90 per cent of the market for Internet searches.