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

The value for Medium and high-tech industry (% manufacturing value added) in Pakistan was 24.62 as of 2017. As the graph below shows, over the past 27 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 29.29 in 1998 and a minimum value of 22.96 in 2004.

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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Year Value
1990 24.29
1991 24.49
1992 24.49
1993 24.49
1994 29.29
1995 29.29
1996 29.29
1997 29.29
1998 29.29
1999 25.23
2000 25.23
2001 25.23
2002 25.23
2003 25.23
2004 22.96
2005 22.96
2006 24.62
2007 24.62
2008 24.62
2009 24.62
2010 24.62
2011 24.62
2012 24.62
2013 24.62
2014 24.62
2015 24.62
2016 24.62
2017 24.62

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):

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):

Periodicity: Annual


Topic: Economic Policy & Debt Indicators

Sub-Topic: National accounts