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ICT’s contribution to economy increased 17.8 per cent in 2015

Release Date : Friday 21, October 2016 1200

ICT’S CONTRIBUTION TO ECONOMY INCREASED 17.8 PER CENT

ICT made a substantial contribution to the nation’s economy with a share of 17.8 per cent. ICTGDP accounted for 13.1 per cent while e-Commerce for non ICT industry contributed 4.7 per cent as shown in Chart.

ICTGDP CONTINUED DOUBLE-DIGIT GROWTH

The total value of ICTGDP increased to RM152.1 billion (2014: RM137.7 billion) and recorded double-digit growth of 10.5 per cent. ICTGDP was led by ICT services with a share of 40.4 per cent and mainly driven by telecommunications services.

e-COMMERCE GREW BY 7.3 PER CENT

The value added of e-Commerce amounted to RM68.3 billion and grew by 7.3 per cent. e-Commerce accounted for 5.9 per cent of the GDP.

ICT MANUFACTURING RECORDED THE HIGHEST EMPLOYMENT

ICT industry employed 1.06 million persons and contributed 7.6 per cent to the total employment in Malaysia. Employment in the ICT industry was dominated by ICT manufacturing with the share of 38.4 per cent.

 

Released By:

THE OFFICE OF CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
21 October 2016

Contact person:

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

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