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영진사이버대학 경영학과 조교수.攀攀Regarding to the OECD information Technology Outlook 2006, Following the strong recovery in 2003~04, ICT(Information and Communications Technology) goods trade settled back to steady growth in 2005 and is expected to grow at around the same rate as manufacturing trade in 2006. However, rapidly increasing commodity prices, coupled with ongoing price declines for ICT equipment, disguise the solid performance of ICT goods trade (in volume) in 2005 and 2006. In 2004, OECD exports of ICT goods reached a new peak in current USD, driven by growth in electronic components, audio and video and other ICT-related equipment. OECD imports also achieved a new high, driven by growth in communication, audio and video equipment. However, at 13.2%, the share of ICT goods in total goods trade is only a little above that of 1996. Computer and information services trade has been more dynamic in value terms. Ireland is by far the leading OECD exporter of these ICT services and software goods, with combined exports of over USD 20 billion in 2004. ICTs are increasingly recognised as a source of innovation and economic growth, and national ICT strategies have pushed towards further integration of IT and economic development policies to meet emerging challenges. To maximise policy effectiveness, countries are increasingly co-ordinating policy both vertically, through the layers of government, and horizontally, across ministries and agencies, to achieve more coherent and effective cross-ministry and agency planning and improve delivery of more targeted policies and programmes. As countries have achieved higher levels of basic ICT access, skills and content, the focus has shifted to deepening these achievements through broadband, more advanced skills and more sophisticated content.