ICT Industry Analysis



ICT sector value added - analysis by member states

Figure 3-1: ICT VA share of GDP by Member State (2009, 2010)

Source: Eurostat, elaborated by Ivie and JRC-IPTS

The share of the ICT sector ranged from 9.32% of total VA for Ireland down to 3.03% for Austria and 2.99% for Poland. It is notable that while eight of the twelve most recent EU Member States (MS) have ratios above the EU level, these ratios for eight of the fifteen older Member States are below the EU average.


Figure 3-2: Distribution of VA shares for ICT manufacturing and ICT services by Member State (2010)

Source: Eurostat, elaborated by Ivie and JRC-IPTS

The three most ICT manufacturing-oriented countries in the EU are Malta (Greece, Luxembourg and especially Malta lack official data, therefore we recommend taking the results with caution), Finland and Hungary. Other countries with ICT manufacturing sectors that produced relatively high percentages of ICT VA were Romania, Sweden, Slovakia, Estonia and Ireland. Clearly, in terms of VA, the ICT sector of every EU MS is dominated by ICT services.


Figure 3-3: Distribution of ICT VA among Member States (2010)

Source: Eurostat, elaborated by Ivie and JRC-IPTS

As expected, the largest EU economies –Germany, France, the UK, Italy and Spain contributed the most to EU ICT VA. Together, these five countries produced 68.80% of total EU ICT VA in 2010.