1 OECD CompStats at a glance. Regional
coverage of the OECD CompStats database. Available data in the CompStats
database. Snapshot of competition resources and enforcement activity. 2 Key
developments le 2021. Competition staff grew much faster in 2021 than in the
preceding years. Dawn raids recovered from the dip in 2020, but are generally
still fewer than pre-pandemic. Leniency applications increased in Europe in
2021, but continued declining in the other regions. Authorities used more
settlements and commitments in 2021. Cartel decisions increased in 2021 while
abuse of dominance decisions remained stable. Fines increased significantly in
all regions. Market studies continue to be an advocacy tool for competition authorities.
The overall intervention rate in merger cases decreased in 2021. 3 New
variables: bid-rigging and industry analysis. Bid-rigging cases are most common
in Asia-Pacific. Manufacturing seems most prone to cartels, while ICT had
decisions the most abuse of dominance.