ICT Industry Analysis


 

PREDICT 2013 REPORT

ICT Sector employment - comparison with non-EU countries

Figure 4–5: ICT sector employment share of total employment for the European Union and other economies (2009, 2010)

Note: 2010 data were not available for Brazil, China, India and Japan.
Source: See methodology, elaborated by Ivie and JRC-IPTS.

Taiwan, Korea, and Japan are, again, the countries with the highest shares of ICT also in terms of employment. The EU had a similar share to Norway and the United States.

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Figure 4–6: Distribution of ICT sector employment among the European Union and other economies (2009, 2010)

2009 2010

Note:
2009 for Brazil, China, India and Japan for both years.
Source: See methodology, elaborated by Ivie and JRC-IPTS

The highest contribution to the total ICT sector employment in the thirteen countries analysed in 2010 corresponded to China, followed at a large distance by the EU, India, the US and Japan. The sum of these five shares amounts to 82.89% of ICT sector employment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Figure 4–7: Distribution of ICT sector employment by manufacturing and services sub-sectors for the European Union and other economies (2010)


Note:
2009 for Brazil, China, India and Japan.
Source: See methodology, elaborated by Ivie and JRC-IPTS.

As in terms of VA, the same three ICT sub-sectors show the highest share in total ICT sector employment. The main difference between the EU and the US is the relatively high US share of the Telecommunications sub-sector and the low share of Computer and related activities, together with the higher share of ICT manufacturing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Figure 4–8: Share of ICT sector employment in total employment and comparison with non-ICT economic activities. European Union and other economies (2010)


Note:
2009 for Brazil, China, India and Japan. Non-ICT service industries include total Trade.
Source: See methodology, elaborated by Ivie and JRC-IPTS.

Generally speaking, in developed countries the contribution of non-ICT service industries VA to total GDP is lower than the contribution to total employment. The most notable fact when comparing the EU with the US is the higher share of non-ICT services industries and the lower share of non-ICT manufacturing industries in the US.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ICT sector labour productivity

Figure 4–9: ICT labour productivity for the European Union and other economies (thousand EUR PPS per person; 2009, 2010)

a) ICT total

b) ICT manufacturing

 

c) ICT services


Note:
2010 data were not available for Brazil, China, India and Japan.
Source: See methodology, elaborated by Ivie and JRC-IPTS.

The United States leads in total ICT sector labour productivity, ICT manufacturing and ICT services. Norway lies in second position – due to its more productive ICT service sector – followed by Canada. India, China, Russia and Brazil can be found at the opposite side. The three large ICT countries – Taiwan, Korea and Japan – have lower ICT labour productivity levels than the EU average.