ICT CONTRIBUTED 17.0 PER CENT TO THE ECONOMY
The share of ICT to the economy augmented to 17.0 per cent in 2014. ICTGDP contributed 12.4 per cent while e-Commerce was 4.6 per cent (Table 1).
In 2014, ICTGDP recorded a value of RM137.6 billion (2013: RM122.6 billion). ICTGDP registered a double-digit growth of 12.3 per cent (2013: 7.7%), driven by activities in the ICT manufacturing and ICT services. ICT services dominated the ICTGDP with a share of 39.1 per cent while ICT manufacturing advanced further to 33.9 per cent (2013: 32.8%) as shown in Chart 1.
INCOME COMPONENTS OF ICT INDUSTRY EXPANDED TO RM137.6 BILLION
Income of ICT industry expanded to RM137.6 billion in 2014 (2013: RM122.6 billion). The compensation of employees in ICT industry recorded a value of RM50.1 billion with a share of 36.4 per cent to total income of ICT (Chart 2). In terms of growth, the compensation of employees accelerated to 13.9 per cent supported by ICT manufacturing and ICT services.
Gross operating surplus of ICT industry increased to RM78.1 billion and recorded a growth of 12.1 per cent underpinned by ICT services. Taxes less subsidies on production and imports increased slightly at RM9.4 billion from RM8.9 billion in 2013.
EMPLOYMENT IN THE ICT INDUSTRY CONTRIBUTED 7.7 PER CENT TO THE TOTAL EMPLOYMENT
Employment in the ICT industry rose by 2.2 per cent. The ICT industry contributed 7.7 per cent to the total employment. ICT manufacturing recorded the highest employment with a share of 39.7 per cent followed by ICT services 27.9 per cent (Chart 3).
e-COMMERCE GREW 15.7 PER CENT
The total value added of e-Commerce in 2014 elevated to RM63.8 billion, an increase of RM8.6 billion from the previous year as shown in Chart 4. In terms of growth, the e-Commerce registered 15.7 per cent as against 10.8 per cent in 2013. The main contributor of e-Commerce was non ICT industry with a share of 79.5 per cent.
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