ICT CONTRIBUTED 18.2 PER CENT TO THE ECONOMY
Contribution of ICT to the national economy registered 18.2 per cent (RM224.0 billion) in 2016. ICTGDP accounted for 13.4 per cent while e-Commerce for non ICT industries registered 4.8 per cent as shown in Exhibit.
ICTGDP continuosly grew at 8.5 per cent, supported by ICT services (40.0%) and ICT manufacturing (36.1%). The main contributor to ICT services was telecommunications services while the ICT manufacturing driven by electronic components & boards, communication equipment and consumer electronics.
e-COMMERCE REGISTERED RM74.6 BILLION
Contribution of e-Commerce to GDP recorded 6.1 per cent with a value of RM74.6 billion. Performance of e-Commerce rose to 9.3 per cent supported by non ICT industry which experienced a growth of 9.4 per cent.
EMPLOYMENT IN THE ICT INDUSTRY DOMINATED BY ICT MANUFACTURING
ICT industry employed 1.07 million persons with a contribution of 7.6 per cent to the total employment. Employment in the ICT industry was dominated by ICT manufacturing with share of 38.0 per cent, followed by ICT services (27.0%) and ICT trade (20.5%).
THE OFFICE OF CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
19 October 2017
Ho Mei Kei
Public Relation Officer
Corporate and User Services Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
Tel : +603-8885 7942
Fax : +603-8888 9248
Email : mkho[at]stats.gov.my