ICT Industry Analysis


 

PREDICT 2014 REPORT

ICT sector value added - comparison with non-EU countries

The comparison between EU and other economies is conducted based on ICT sector operational definition

Box 2: List of NACE Rev. 2 ICT sub sectors. Operational definition:

 

 

Figure 4–1: ICT VA share of GDP for the European Union and other economies (2010, 2011)

Note: ICT sector VA was not available for Canada and Japan in 2011.
Source: See methodology, 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 VA in their GDP. However, this share decreased or remained constant in almost all countries between 2010 and 2011.

 

Figure 4–2: Distribution of ICT sector VA among the European Union and other economies (2010, 2011)

                                2010 2011
Note: 2010 for Canada and Japan for both years.
Source: See methodology, elaborated by Ivie and JRC-IPTS.

The US enjoys the highest share of the aggregated ICT sector VA produced by the thirteen countries selected for analysis, followed by the EU countries, China and Japan. In 2011 these four players together represented 81.25% of total ICT sector VA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Figure 4–3: Distribution of ICT sector value added by manufacturing and services sub-sectors for the European Union and other economies (2011)


Note:
2010 for Canada and Japan.
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 Asian countries: 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 (2011)

Note: 2010 for Canada and Japan. Non-ICT service industries include total Trade.
Source: See methodology, elaborated by Ivie and JRC-IPTS.
 

ICT manufacturing sub-sectors are relevant in terms of VA for only four Asian countries, Taiwan, Korea, Japan and China, 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.