ICT Industry Analysis


 

PREDICT 2015 REPORT

ICT sector value added - comparison with non-EU countries

Figure 4–1: ICT sector VA share of GDP for the European Union and other economies (2011, 2012)

Note: ICT VA not available for Canada in 2012.
Source: See methodology (hyperlink), elaborated by Ivie and JRC-IPTS.

The importance of the ICT sector is very uneven among the countries considered. The five Asian countries, together with the US, have the highest share of ICT sector in their GDP. However, this share decreased in almost all countries between 2011 and 2012, except for the United States, India, Korea, Russia and Australia. China experienced a small growth, remaining almost constant.

 

Figure 4–2: Distribution of ICT sector VA among the European Union and other economies (2011, 2012)

                                2011 2012
Note: 2011 for Canada for both years.
Source: See methodology, elaborated by Ivie and JRC-IPTS.

The US (32.16%) enjoys the highest share of the aggregated ICT VA produced by the thirteen countries selected for analysis, followed by the EU countries (22.96%), China (14.31%) and Japan (12.04%). In 2012 these four players together represented 81.47% of total ICT VA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Figure 4–3: Distribution of ICT sector value added by manufacturing and services sub-sectors for the European Union and other economies (2012)


Note:
2010 for Canada.
Source: See methodology, elaborated by Ivie and JRC-IPTS.

Of the five ICT sub-sectors represented in the figure, three stand out for their importance, especially in four Asian countries (China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan): Manufacture of electronic components and boards; Computer and related activities; and Telecommunications. The most remarkable difference between the EU and the US is the former’s relatively high share in Computer and related activities, together with the relative low share in Manufacture of electronic components and boards as compared with the US.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Figure 4–4: ICT sector value added share of GDP and comparison with non-ICT economic activities. European Union and other economies (2012)


Note:
2011 for Canada. Non-ICT service industries include total Trade
Source: See methodology, elaborated by Ivie and JRC-IPTS.
 

ICT manufacturing sectors are relevant in terms of VA for only four Asian countries, Taiwan, Korea, China and Japan, while for the remaining countries its presence is almost nil. The main difference between the EU and the US is the relatively higher share in the US of non-ICT services, together with the higher share of the ICT sector.