Table 6-5
Exports of high-technology products, by selected product and region/country/economy: Selected years, 1995–2010
 
Export 1995 2000 2005 2010
 
Communications        
World ($billions) 150.5 225.2 394.9 506.9
United States 13.4 13.1 7.1 9.1
EU 16.1 17.2 15.4 9.2
Japan 19.7 13.7 9.5 6.6
China 10.2 12.9 28.1 38.5
Asia-8 29.1 24.5 26.6 23.8
Semiconductors        
World ($billions) 163.5 274.0 327.9 421.8
United States 15.2 17.4 13.2 11.2
EU 9.2 9.1 7.0 4.4
Japan 26.5 16.5 12.6 10.7
China 3.8 4.0 7.2 10.2
Asia-8 39.9 46.0 55.6 58.7
Computers        
World ($billions) 185.7 300.6 380.8 385.1
United States 19.2 15.3 9.7 10.0
EU 9.1 8.7 8.8 6.6
Japan 20.1 12.8 7.0 2.4
China 5.8 10.9 34.5 45.4
Asia-8 39.1 44.1 34.1 27.2
Scientific instruments        
World ($billions) 106.8 150.9 236.0 361.4
United States 22.4 26.0 19.7 19.1
EU 20.0 19.3 21.4 17.6
Japan 22.7 19.8 15.6 11.6
China 8.1 9.0 10.6 13.9
Asia-8 9.5 8.7 16.0 22.0
Pharmaceuticals        
World ($billions) 44.1 69.3 156.8 285.6
United States 14.6 18.6 16.4 15.6
EU 47.6 47.5 50.3 44.0
Japan 4.3 4.4 2.9 2.3
China 3.5 2.7 2.5 3.9
Asia-8 3.5 3.7 4.5 6.4
Aerospace        
World ($billions) 62.4 81.9 101.9 176.5
United States 39.5 48.7 48.2 44.9
EU 39.9 27.7 29.2 31.2
Japan 1.0 1.9 1.6 1.7
China 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.8
Asia-8 2.3 1.5 2.1 3.3
 

EU = European Union

NOTES: Asia-8 includes India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand. China includes Hong Kong. EU excludes Cyprus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, and Slovenia.

SOURCE: IHS Global Insight, World Trade Service database (2011). See appendix tables 6-26–6-31.

Science and Engineering Indicators 2012