ICT Industry Analysis



ICT sector value added - GVA


Figure 1–1-a: ICT value added share of total value added. European Union (2006-2011)   Figure 1–1-b: ICT value added and GDP real annual growth rates. European Union (2006-2011)


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 (2006-2011)

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. Other manufacturing sectors with an important relation with ICT and/or R&D also have a small share of GDP. ICT services sectors account for 3.65% of total GDP. 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 within this group of selected sectors. The information confirms that services sectors are more closely related to ICT than manufacturing sectors.