CONTRIBUTION OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY RECORDED 18.5 PER CENT IN 2018
Contribution of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to the national economy continued to expand in 2018 by 18.5 per cent as compared to 18.3 per cent in the previous year. Gross Value Added of ICT industry (GVAICT) contributed 12.6 per cent while e-commerce non ICT industry 5.9 percent.
For the year 2018, Gross Value Added of ICT industry increased to RM182.4 billion registered a growth of 6.1 per cent. ICT services industry dominated with a share of 43.2 per cent followed by ICT manufacturing 34.1 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 RM115.5 BILLION
Value added of e-commerce increased to RM115.5 billion grew at 7.9 per cent as compared to 11.9 per cent in 2017. The contribution of e-commerce to GDP recorded 8.0 per cent comprises of e-commerce for non ICT industry 5.9 per cent and e-commerce for ICT industry 2.1 per cent.
EMPLOYMENT IN THE ICT INDUSTRY LED BY ICT MANUFACTURING
Employment in the ICT industry increased to 1.12 million persons with a growth of 2.6 per cent as compared to 1.09 million persons in 2017. ICT manufacturing industry dominated 37.0 per cent, followed by ICT services (28.2%) and ICT trade (20.9%).
DATO' SRI DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
16 October 2019
Rohaida binti Mohamad
Public Relation Officer
Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
Tel : +603-8885 7942
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