MSC Malaysia Revenue by Focus Area and Cluster

Was curious to see what other data is available on my country’s open data portal as I have done before. Got attracted to data on MSC Malaysia where they shared the revenue breakdown by focus area and cluster whereby I believe the former is a subset of the latter. I’ve used Power BI to visualize the data as below. As usual, before I can export the data to Power BI, I have to transpose the data into a database format. I wish those who share the data on the open data portal would present the data in a database format instead of a table/summary format. The point of making the data accessible to everyone is also to make their lives easier to analyse the data. It’s database 101 with first row as the header of all columns and first column as the key reference to all data in other columns.

Anyway, see below the revenue breakdown of MSC Malaysia by Focus Area and Cluster from 2011 to 2017.

cluster 1Cluster 2Focus area 1focus area 2

One thing good to note is that the revenue has been on an upward trajectory since 2011 for both by cluster and focus area. By focus area, i.e. the last chart, it’s not surprising that eCommerce is the largest segment. But what’s surprising to me is the significant revenue growth in Cloud and Data Centre (“CDC”) in 2016 and 2017. The revenue was only about a third of eCommerce revenue in 2011 but in 2017, revenue from CDC is almost half of eCommerce. BDA which stands for Big Data Analytics is still relatively small as compared to other focus areas and we have not seen the explosive growth in Malaysia yet, but I suspect this will be the next key growth, at least in the next few years. We’ll see.

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