ICT Industry Analysis


 

PREDICT 2013 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

 

Figure 4–1: ICT VA share of GDP for the European Union and other economies (2009, 2010)


Note:
ICT VA was not available for Japan in 2010.
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 VA in their GDP.

 

Figure 4–2: Distribution of ICT value added among the European Union and other economies (2009, 2010)

                                2009 2010
Note: 2009 for Japan for both years.
Source: See methodology, elaborated by Ivie and JRC-IPTS.

The US enjoys the highest share of the aggregated ICT VA produced by the thirteen countries selected for analysis, followed by the EU countries, China and Japan. In 2010 these four players together represented 81.01% of total ICT VA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Figure 4–3: Distribution of ICT value added by manufacturing and services sub-sectors for the European Union and other economies (2010)


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

Of the five ICT sub-sectors analysed, three stand out for their importance: Manufacture of electronic components and boards; Computer and related activities; and Telecommunications. The most striking difference between the EU and the US is the former’s relatively high share in two service sectors, Telecommunications and 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 value added share of GDP and comparison with non-ICT economic activities. European Union and other economies (2010)

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

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