Computing and Office Supplies



There is a variable supply of IT products and services in the Commonwealth. In most countries IT companies are able to set up critical IT services such as establishing a computer network and providing ongoing technical support. Computer software giant Microsoft has offices or partnerships in 51 of the 53 countries of the Commonwealth*. A major issue that stifles the growth of IT companies in many developing countries is small private sector markets. Thus in smaller countries, such as Tuvalu and Vanuatu, the public sector continues to be a major and critical source of market demand.

Developed, South East Asian and Caribbean member states have the highest level of computer and internet usage. Unsurprisingly the same countries have the highest incomes per capita in the Commonwealth.  Incomes certainly, along with education, human resources, appropriateness of products, the ICT regulatory framework and language are major influences of success in the sector.

Nauru and Kiribati being the exception

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Australia The Bahamas Bangladesh
Barbados Belize Botswana
Brunei Darussalam Cameroon Canada
Cyprus Dominica Fiji
Ghana Grenada Guyana
India Jamaica Kenya
Lesotho Malawi Malaysia
Malta Mauritius Namibia
New Zealand Nigeria Pakistan
Papua New Guinea Rwanda Saint Lucia
Samoa Seychelles Sierra Leone
Singapore Solomon Islands South Africa
Sri Lanka St Kitts and Nevis St Vincent and The Grenadines
Swaziland Tonga Trinidad and Tobago
Uganda United Kingdom United Republic of Tanzania