How Big Is the Internet of Things?

August 17, 2015

According to new research from International Data Corp. (IDC), the worldwide Internet of Things market will grow from $655.8 billion in 2014 to $1.7 trillion in 2020 with a compound annual growth rate of 16.9 percent.

Source: June 2, 2015 press release,

McKinsey Global Institute estimates a potential economic impact ranging from $3.9 trillion to $11.1 trillion per year in 2025 for IoT applications in nine settings:

Source: The Internet of Things” Mapping the Value Beyond the Hype, June 2015,

According to a new white paper published by AIG, there were 10-20 billion things connected to the Internet between 2003 and 2010; by 2020, this number is estimated to grow to 40-50 billion.

Source: “The Internet of Things: Evolution or Revolution at; figures from Foreward Author Dr. Shawn DuBravac, Chief Economist at the Consumer Electronics Association.