On the whole, it is not surprising that the market has undergone momentous change. 20% of companies included in the 2014 ranking no longer exist as independent entities in 2017. The net revenues of the providers recorded amounted to a total of €17.9 billion in 2017 (2013: €8.5 billion). Among the three segments, digital services is the most profitable (€13.8 billion), followed by digital goods (€ 2.9 billion), and digital content (€1.2 billion).
On average, these three market segments have experienced a 20% growth rate since 2013. Digital goods reflected the highest growth rate of roughly 24% per year, while digital content grew only by 7%.