ICT Industry Analysis


 

PREDICT 2014 REPORT

ICT sector R&D personnel - comparison with non-EU countries

(data limitations impede inclusion of information for the ICT personnel variable for the US)

(data limitations impede inclusion of information for the ICT personnel variable for the US)

 

Figure 4–17. ICT sector R&D personnel (FTE) share of total ICT sector employment for the European Union and other economies (2010, 2011)

Note: 2011 data were not available for India and Switzerland. 2010: 2008 for Brazil and Switzerland. Data were not available for the United States.
Note: The figures for China, India, Russia, and also Korea should be interpreted with caution since the available information is scarce and not fully comparable.
Source: See methodology, elaborated by Ivie and JRC-IPTS.
 

Taiwan and Korea take the lead also in this variable. In Taiwan the share of ICT sector R&D personnel amounted to 10.99% in 2011, and in Korea it was 10.65%. By contrast, in the EU the equivalent percentage was less than half, 4.62%.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Figure 4–18. Distribution of ICT sector R&D personnel (FTE) among the European Union and other economies (2010, 2011)

2009 2010
Note: 2008 Switzerland for both years. 2008 for Brazil for 2010. Data were not available for the United States
Note: The figures for China, India, Russia, and also Korea should be interpreted with caution since the available information is scarce and not fully comparable.
Source: See methodology, elaborated by Ivie and JRC-IPTS.

For the twelve countries considered (excluding the US) the EU presents the second highest share in 2011, only behind China, and followed by Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Canada. China, the EU and Canada decreased its share between 2010 and 2011, whereas the other three leading countries, Japan, Korea and Taiwan, gained weight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Figure 4–19. Share of ICT and non-ICT sector R&D personnel (FTE) for the European Union and other economies (2011)

Note: 2008 for Switzerland. Data were not available for the United States.
Source: See methodology, elaborated by Ivie and JRC-IPTS.

Taiwan and Korea have the highest share of ICT sector R&D personnel of total. Japan, Norway, Canada, Brazil and Switzerland have higher shares than the EU.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Figure 4–20. Distribution of ICT sector R&D personnel (FTE) by manufacturing and services for the European Union and other economies (2011)

Note: 2008 for Switzerland. Data were not available for China, India and the United States.
Note: The figures for China, India, Russia, and also Korea should be interpreted with caution since the available information is scarce and not fully comparable.
Source: See methodology, elaborated by Ivie and JRC-IPTS.

The overwhelming superiority of manufacturing in the Asian countries is striking, but the position of Russia and Switzerland is also noteworthy. Compared with these countries, the share of the EU ICT manufacturing sector in ICT R&D personnel is very modest.