Internet of Things (IoT) spending worldwide 2023

 As of 2023, 805 billion U.S. dollars were spent on the Internet of Things (IoT) technology worldwide. Despite being an increase from the year before, the 2023 spending grew less than originally forecast, due to the global coronavirus pandemic. The prognosis for worldwide spending on IoT by 2023 was 1.1 trillion U.S. dollars, as estimated in 2019. Region-wise, the Asia Pacific region held the largest share of the IoT market. North America came in second, followed by Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Why IoT

Security is increasingly becoming a major concern for businesses. In fact, when asked why they were adopting Internet of Things, the majority of European IoT adopters stated that the reason was to improve security. In fact, over 120 billion U.S. dollars were spent on IT security in 2019 worldwide. Reducing operational costs and improving efficiency were also popular motivations for adoption IoT.

Funding & spending

More and more organizations seem to be investing in IoT and their number amounted to 2,552 thousand organizations in Europe as of May 2020. The funding amounted to over five billion U.S. dollars. Additionally, technology spending into smart city initiatives reached 104 billion U.S. dollars worldwide in 2019.

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