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Source: Office for National Statistics (ONS)

Geographical Area: United Kingdom

Unit of Measurement: Percentage (%)

This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from UK statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from UK statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other UK-specific metadata information.

Indicator available
Indicator description
Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

Unit of measurement

Percentage (%)

Available disaggregations

The value added by each industrial breakdown is expressed as a percentage of the total value added by manufacturing.

Other information

Medium and high tech industries are defined for this indicator as those covered by the following ISIC revision 4 codes;

*20 - Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products

*21 - Manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical reparations

*254 - Manufacture of weapons and ammunition

*26 - Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products

*27 - Manufacture of electrical equipment

*28 - Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c.

*29 - Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi- trailers

*30 - Manufacture of other transport equipment, but excluding 351 (Building of ships and boats)

*325 - Manufacture of medical and dental instruments and supplies, not included in these figures

The manufacture of medical and dental instruments and supplies (ISIC4 325) have been excluded from the figures due to the small size of 325 meaning that it is not available as a specific breakdown.

Data follows the UN specification for this indicator. This indicator has been identified in collaboration with topic experts.

Data last updated 16 November 2021
Metadata last updated 16 November 2021

This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name

Proportion of medium and high-tech industry value added in total value added

Target name

Support domestic technology development, research and innovation in developing countries, including by ensuring a conducive policy environment for, inter alia, industrial diversification and value addition to commodities

Global indicator description
UN designated tier

Tier I

UN custodian agency

United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

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Office for National Statistics (ONS)



Earliest available data


Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

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Release date 20 December 2019
Next release


Statistical classification

National Statistic

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