ICT CONTRIBUTED 18.3 PER CENT TO THE ECONOMY
Contribution of ICT to the national economy recorded 18.3 per cent in 2017 as compared to 16.5 per cent in 2010. This industry showed an increase trend and expanded with an average annual growth rate of 9.0 per cent over seven years period. The contribution of ICT comprised of ICT industry with 13.2 per cent while the rest is by e-commerce for the non ICT industries.
The contribution of ICT industry to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) recorded a growth of 8.4 per cent with a value of RM178.2 billion. This growth was fuelled by the ICT services industries with contribution of 40.5 per cent followed by ICT manufacturing industries, 36.1 per cent. Telecommunications services were the main impetus in ICT services. For ICT manufacturing, it was supported by electronic components & boards, communication equipment and consumer electronic.
e-COMMERCE INCREASED TO RM85.8 BILLION
e-Commerce registered a continuous increase for the period of seven years to RM85.8 billion as compared to RM37.7 billion in 2010 with an average annual growth rate of 12.5 per cent. e-Commerce is led by non ICT industries with a contribution of 80.3 per cent. Meanwhile, the share of e-commerce to GDP recorded 6.3 per cent.
EMPLOYMENT IN THE ICT INDUSTRY LED BY ICT MANUFACTURING
ICT industry employed 1.09 million persons and contributed 7.6 per cent to the total employment. Employment in the ICT industry was dominated by ICT manufacturing with a share of 37.7 per cent, followed by ICT services (27.6%) and ICT trade (20.5%).
DATO' SRI DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
26 October 2018
Ho Mei Kei
Public Relation Officer
Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
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