Medium and high-tech industry (% manufacturing value added) - Country Ranking

Definition: The proportion of medium and high-tech industry value added in total value added of manufacturing

Source: United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Competitive Industrial Performance (CIP) database

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Singapore 78.16 2017
2 Switzerland 64.55 2017
3 Korea 63.01 2017
4 Germany 61.68 2017
5 Japan 56.77 2017
6 Hungary 56.59 2017
7 Denmark 55.34 2017
8 Ireland 54.32 2017
9 Sweden 52.09 2017
10 Czech Republic 51.89 2017
11 France 50.52 2017
12 Slovak Republic 49.71 2017
13 Belgium 49.61 2017
14 Netherlands 48.53 2017
15 Qatar 47.86 2017
16 United States 46.97 2017
17 Finland 46.03 2017
18 Iran 46.02 2017
19 Austria 45.97 2017
20 Romania 44.44 2017
21 United Kingdom 44.43 2017
22 Malaysia 44.12 2017
23 Philippines 43.32 2017
24 Italy 42.96 2017
25 India 42.87 2017
26 Norway 42.68 2017
27 Israel 42.40 2017
28 Mexico 41.61 2017
29 China 41.45 2017
30 Thailand 40.71 2017
31 Spain 39.98 2017
32 Trinidad and Tobago 39.60 2017
33 Saudi Arabia 39.22 2017
34 Belarus 38.83 2017
35 Vietnam 38.68 2017
36 Barbados 38.11 2017
37 Canada 38.00 2017
38 Malta 37.97 2017
39 Hong Kong SAR, China 37.38 2017
40 Slovenia 37.18 2017
41 United Arab Emirates 35.92 2017
42 Brazil 35.39 2017
43 Indonesia 35.35 2017
44 Venezuela 34.28 2017
45 Poland 34.21 2017
46 Nigeria 33.44 2017
47 Kuwait 32.87 2017
48 Turkey 32.21 2017
49 Russia 30.05 2017
50 North Macedonia 29.61 2017
51 Bulgaria 29.21 2017
52 Ukraine 29.17 2017
53 Tunisia 28.87 2017
54 Australia 28.20 2017
55 The Bahamas 27.77 2017
56 Croatia 27.77 2017
57 Morocco 27.75 2017
58 Estonia 27.48 2017
59 Cabo Verde 27.10 2017
60 Serbia 26.75 2017
61 Argentina 26.00 2017
62 Portugal 25.04 2017
63 Lithuania 24.89 2017
64 Pakistan 24.62 2017
65 South Africa 24.43 2017
66 Cyprus 23.68 2017
67 Jordan 23.66 2017
68 Colombia 23.33 2017
69 Guatemala 22.40 2017
70 Bahrain 22.17 2017
71 Paraguay 21.83 2017
72 Zimbabwe 21.82 2017
73 Senegal 21.65 2017
74 Syrian Arab Republic 21.52 2017
75 Chile 20.96 2017
76 Oman 20.64 2017
77 Latvia 20.60 2017
78 Greece 20.03 2017
79 Luxembourg 20.02 2017
80 Moldova 19.51 2017
81 El Salvador 19.13 2017
82 Azerbaijan 19.05 2017
83 Jamaica 18.77 2017
84 New Zealand 18.53 2017
85 Belize 18.46 2017
86 Egypt 18.38 2017
87 Bosnia and Herzegovina 17.29 2017
88 Niger 16.86 2017
89 Costa Rica 16.69 2017
90 Ethiopia 16.07 2017
91 Lebanon 15.57 2017
92 Uruguay 15.29 2017
93 Peru 15.13 2017
94 Côte d'Ivoire 14.99 2017
95 Kenya 14.98 2017
96 Montenegro 14.86 2017
97 Iceland 13.90 2017
98 Ecuador 13.57 2017
99 Kazakhstan 13.35 2017
100 Papua New Guinea 12.61 2017
101 Suriname 11.62 2017
102 Malawi 11.34 2017
103 Uganda 11.07 2017
104 Mozambique 10.89 2017
105 Bangladesh 9.76 2017
106 Zambia 9.73 2017
107 Bolivia 9.70 2017
108 Afghanistan 9.51 2017
109 Central African Republic 9.25 2017
110 Sri Lanka 8.87 2017
111 Georgia 8.58 2017
112 Nepal 8.38 2017
113 St. Lucia 7.83 2017
114 Myanmar 7.62 2017
115 Cameroon 7.61 2017
116 Namibia 7.35 2017
117 Honduras 7.16 2017
118 Fiji 7.09 2017
119 Iraq 6.91 2017
120 Rwanda 6.66 2017
121 Tanzania 6.47 2017
122 Panama 6.40 2017
123 Macao SAR, China 6.30 2017
124 Botswana 5.79 2017
125 Gabon 5.39 2017
126 Mongolia 5.37 2017
127 Haiti 5.26 2017
128 Mauritius 5.24 2017
129 Armenia 4.62 2017
130 Albania 4.47 2017
131 Eritrea 4.31 2017
132 The Gambia 3.90 2017
133 Lao PDR 3.77 2017
134 Madagascar 3.56 2017
135 Angola 3.37 2017
136 Brunei 3.32 2017
137 Kyrgyz Republic 2.71 2017
138 Algeria 2.69 2017
139 Burundi 2.57 2017
140 Congo 2.42 2017
141 Eswatini 2.23 2017
142 Tajikistan 2.19 2017
143 Yemen 2.06 2017
144 Tonga 1.61 2017
145 Ghana 0.80 2017
146 Cambodia 0.26 2017

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Development Relevance: Industrial development generally entails a structural transition from resource-based and low technology activities to medium and high-tech industry (MHT) activities. A modern, highly complex production structure offers better opportunities for skills development and technological innovation. MHT activities are also the high value addition industries of manufacturing with higher technological intensity and labour productivity. Increasing the share of MHT sectors also reflects the impact of innovation

Limitations and Exceptions: Value added by economic activity should be reported at least at 3-digit ISIC for compiling MHT values. Missing values at country level are imputed based on the methodology from Competitive Industrial Performance Report (UNIDO, 2017. Conversion to USD or difference in ISIC combinations may cause discrepancy between national and international figures. For additional information please see UNIDO (2017): http://stat.unido.org/content/publications/volume-i%252c-competitive-industrial-performance-report-2016

Statistical Concept and Methodology: The indicator is calculated as the share of the sum of the value added from medium and high-tech industry economic activities to manufacturing value added. The medium and high-tech industry is defined using OECD classification as the following by International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities (ISIC) Revision 3 and Revision 4 Division respectively: ISIC Rev. 3 (24, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 excluding 351). Manufacturing value added is the value added of manufacturing industry, which is Section C of ISIC Rev.4, and Section D of ISIC Rev.3. Data can be found in UNIDO INDSTAT4 Database by ISIC Revision 3 and ISIC Revision 4 respectively. Data are collected using General Industrial Statistics Questionnaire which is filled by NSOs and submitted to UNIDO annually. Data for OECD countries are obtained directly from OECD. Country data are also collected from official publications and official web-sites. For additional information please see Table B.2.2 in Appendix B of UNIDO (2017): http://stat.unido.org/content/publications/volume-i%252c-competitive-industrial-performance-report-2016

Periodicity: Annual