ICT Industry Analysis



ICT sector value added - GVA

The ICT sector (2007 OECD definition). List of NACE Rev. 2 ICT sub sectors
















Figure 1–1-a: ICT sector value added share of total value added. European Union (2006-2012)   Figure 1–1-b: ICT value added and GDP real annual growth rates. European Union (2006-2012)


Source: Eurostat, elaborated by Ivie and JRC-IPTS

The EU ICT sector VA represents around 4% of total GDP. It experienced a slight reduction from 4.10% in 2006 to 3.99% in 2011. Both variables show a very similar annual growth rate, especially in the first part of the period.



















Figure 1–2-a: Distribution of VA shares for ICT manufacturing and ICT services. European Union (2006-2011)


Figure 1–2-b: Annual real growth rates of ICT manufacturing and ICT services value added. European Union (2006-2011)


Source: Eurostat, elaborated by Ivie and JRC-IPTS

ICT VA is concentrated in the ICT services sectors. ICT manufacturing has suffered more from the downturn of economic activity than ICT services.

















Figure 1–3: ICT sector value added share of GDP and comparison with non-ICT economic activities. European Union (2006-2012)

a) Manufacturing
b) Services


Note: Agriculture, forestry and fishing; Mining and quarrying; Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply; Water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation activities; and Construction are not included in either manufacturing or services industries.
Source: Eurostat, elaborated by Ivie and JRC-IPTS.

ICT manufacturing sectors represented 0.3%-0.5% of total GDP, continuously loosing share since 2007. Other manufacturing sectors with an important relation with ICT and/or R&D also have a small share of GDP. ICT services sectors accounted for 3.68% of total GDP in 2012, and increased slightly its share with respect to the previous two years. Wholesale and retail trade, repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles, Human health and social work activities and Professional, scientific and technical activities are the non-ICT services sectors with the highest shares of GDP. The information confirms that the EU has a greater intensity of ICT activities in the service sector than in manufacturing.