Table 6-6
Exports of manufactured products, by selected technology level and region/country/economy: Selected years, 1995–2010
(Percent distribution)
 
Manufacturing technology level
and region/country/economy
1995 1998 2001 2004 2006 2008 2010
 
Medium high              
Global exports (current $billions) 646.0 715.7 816.7 1,189.6 1,523.7 1,987.5 1,877.4
All countries 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
United States 16.5 17.0 15.7 13.3 13.9 13.1 13.7
EU 25.9 25.7 24.7 25.2 23.9 24.6 23.1
Japan 22.0 19.0 17.4 16.7 15.4 14.1 12.9
China 3.8 4.9 6.6 9.3 11.5 13.4 14.3
Asia-8 1.5 1.3 1.8 2.7 2.9 2.7 3.4
All other countries 30.3 32.1 33.8 32.8 32.4 32.1 32.6
Medium low              
Global exports (current $billions) 417.7 433.8 520.0 855.2 1,304.6 1,976.0 1,871.4
All countries 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
United States 9.3 10.5 9.6 7.0 7.3 7.0 7.6
EU 20.8 19.7 17.0 16.8 16.8 16.1 14.8
Japan 12.6 10.4 8.3 7.7 6.6 6.4 7.4
China 5.0 5.4 6.5 8.9 10.2 11.6 10.6
Asia-8 14.8 16.1 15.9 16.5 17.8 18.7 20.8
All other countries 37.5 38.0 42.2 42.5 41.3 39.5 37.1
Low              
Global exports (current $billions) 608.5 621.8 649.5 909.7 1,075.6 1,291.0 1,266.0
All countries 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
United States 9.7 12.5 12.2 9.5 10.8 10.8 11.0
EU 16.4 20.1 18.7 19.5 18.4 18.3 16.5
Japan 3.5 4.0 3.7 2.7 2.5 2.1 2.1
China 9.9 11.3 13.6 15.4 17.9 20.2 21.0
Asia-8 14.7 13.5 13.4 12.0 11.4 10.3 12.4
All other countries 45.8 38.6 38.4 40.9 39.0 38.3 37.0
 

EU = European Union

NOTES: Global exports exclude intra-EU exports and exports between China and Hong Kong. EU exports exclude intra-EU exports, and China exports exclude exports between China and Hong Kong. Manufacturing technology level classified by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Asia-8 includes India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand. China includes Hong Kong. EU excludes Cyprus, Luxembourg, Malta, and Slovenia. Percents may not add to 100% because of rounding.

SOURCE: IHS Global Insight, World Trade Service database (2011).

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