Cellphone Exports by Country

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Global sales from cellphone exports by country totaled US$264.9 billion in 2017.

Overall, the value of worldwide cellphone shipments rose by an average 6.8% for all exporting countries since 2013 when exported cellphones were valued at $247.9 billion. Year over year, exports of cellphones appreciated by 8.8% from 2016 to 2017.

From a continental perspective, Asia was responsible for roughly 75.3% of all mobile phones exported during 2017. In second place was Europe at 19.6%, trailed by North American cell phone exporters at 4.8%. Smaller percentages originated from Oceania (0.2%), Africa (0.1%) and Latin America excluding Mexico but including the Caribbean (0.1%).

The 6-digit Harmonized Tariff System code prefix is 851712 for telephones for cellular networks or other wireless networks.

Cellphone Exports by Country

Below are the 15 countries that exported the highest dollar value worth of mobile phones during 2017:

  1. China: US$127.3 billion (48% of exported mobile phones)
  2. Vietnam: $31.5 billion (11.9%)
  3. Hong Kong: $23.9 billion (9%)
  4. Netherlands: $22.8 billion (8.6%)
  5. United States: $11.9 billion (4.5%)
  6. South Korea: $7 billion (2.6%)
  7. Germany: $5.5 billion (2.1%)
  8. Slovakia: $4.8 billion (1.8%)
  9. Austria: $4.7 billion (1.8%)
  10. Singapore: $4.5 billion (1.7%)
  11. Czech Republic: $3.7 billion (1.4%)
  12. Sweden: $1.8 billion (0.7%)
  13. Thailand: $1.7 billion (0.6%)
  14. Taiwan: $1.6 billion (0.6%)
  15. United Kingdom: $1.5 billion (0.6%)


 
The listed 15 countries shipped 95.9% of global cellphone exports in 2017 by value.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing cellphone exporters since 2013 were: Thailand (up 1,037%), Vietnam (up 62.8%), Czech Republic (up 51.7%) and Netherlands (up 45.2%).

Five countries posted declines in their exported cellphone sales namely Taiwan (down -71.3%), South Korea (down -47.1%), United Kingdom (down -43.5%), Singapore (down -3.2%) and Austria (down -0.2%).

Global Cellphone Making Companies

The following companies are among the top global companies that manufacture mobile phones.

  1. Huawei (China)
  2. Lenovo Group (Hong Kong)
  3. Xiaomi Tech (China)
  4. ZTE (China)
  5. Panasonic (Japan)
  6. Philips (Netherlands)
  7. Samsung Electronics (South Korea)
  8. Acer (Taiwan)
  9. Apple (United States)
  10. BLU Products (United States)
  11. FT Group’s F-Mobile (Vietnam)
  12. Bullitt Group (United Kingdom)
  13. Microsoft Mobile (United States)
  14. Google Nexus (United States)
  15. Blackberry (Canada)

According to Gartner, South Korea’s Samsung Electronics had a 21.9% market share of worldwide smartphone sales as of June 2015. In second place is the faster-growing American rival Apple which captured a 14.2% market share. Chinese companies Huawei (7.8%), Lenova Group (5%) and Xiaomi Tech (4.9%) collectively accounted for a 17.7% share.

Other mobile phone makers represent a 45.9% portion of global smartphone sales, up from 44.6% in the second quarter of 2014.

Searchable List of Countries that Export Mobile Phones

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RankExporter2017 Mobile Phone Exports%Total
1.ChinaUS$127.3 billion48%
2.Vietnam$31.5 billion11.9%
3.Hong Kong$23.9 billion9%
4.Netherlands$22.8 billion8.6%
5.United States$11.9 billion4.5%
6.South Korea$7 billion2.6%
7.Germany$5.5 billion2.1%
8.Slovakia$4.8 billion1.8%
9.Austria$4.7 billion1.8%
10.Singapore$4.5 billion1.7%
11.Czech Republic$3.7 billion1.4%
12.Sweden$1.8 billion0.7%
13.Thailand$1.7 billion0.6%
14.Taiwan$2 billion0.6%
15.United Kingdom$1.5 billion0.6%
16.Italy$1.2 billion0.5%
17.France$1.1 billion0.4%
18.United Arab Emirates$753.7 million0.3%
19.Poland$655.1 million0.2%
20.Hungary$636.2 million0.2%
21.Belgium$544.4 million0.2%
22.Malaysia$493.1 million0.2%
23.Australia$432.8 million0.2%
24.Latvia$384.8 million0.1%
25.Mexico$381.4 million0.1%
26.Spain$376 million0.1%
27.Canada$320.1 million0.1%
28.Lithuania$305.4 million0.1%
29.Russia$199 million0.1%
30.Switzerland$195.7 million0.1%
31.Romania$189.3 million0.1%
32.Denmark$174.3 million0.1%
33.Jordan$170.2 million0.1%
34.Luxembourg$153.5 million0.1%
35.Finland$151.8 million0.1%
36.Saudi Arabia$149.3 million0.1%
37.Portugal$117.5 million0.04%
38.Greece$115.8 million0.04%
39.Estonia$115.5 million0.04%
40.Slovenia$112.4 million0.04%
41.India$105.3 million0.04%
42.South Africa$103.5 million0.04%
43.Japan$102 million0.04%
44.Cyprus$95.9 million0.04%
45.Chile$93 million0.04%
46.Bulgaria$85.3 million0.03%
47.Indonesia$80.3 million0.03%
48.Kuwait$76.7 million0.03%
49.Norway$62 million0.02%
50.Ethiopia$54.8 million0.02%
51.Ireland$47.3 million0.02%
52.Turkey$37.9 million0.01%
53.New Zealand$37.1 million0.01%
54.Croatia$35.6 million0.01%
55.Oman$35.4 million0.01%
56.Serbia$34.9 million0.01%
57.Ukraine$34.8 million0.01%
58.Pakistan$30.7 million0.01%
59.Zambia$30.3 million0.01%
60.Panama$29.5 million0.01%
61.Macao$28 million0.01%
62.Sri Lanka$20.1 million0.01%
63.Brazil$14.4 million0.01%
64.Free Zones$12.4 million0.005%
65.Kazakhstan$10.8 million0.004%
66.Peru$10.3 million0.004%
67.Israel$8.7 million0.003%
68.Dominican Rep$4.4 million0.002%
69.Nepal$4.4 million0.002%
70.Morocco$4.4 million0.002%
71.Lebanon$3.9 million0.001%
72.Guatemala$3.8 million0.001%
73.Colombia$3.1 million0.001%
74.Kenya$3 million0.001%
75.Algeria$2.8 million0.001%
76.Costa Rica$2.8 million0.001%
77.Bangladesh$2.0 million0.001%
78.Namibia$1.8 million0.001%
79.Qatar$1.7 million0.001%
80.Brunei Darussalam$1.7 million0.001%
81.Uruguay$1.6 million0.001%
82.Iceland$1.6 million0.001%
83.Macedonia$1.4 million0.001%
84.Belarus$1.3 million0.0005%
85.Mauritius$1.2 million0.0004%
86.Cameroon$1.2 million0.0004%
87.Georgia$1.1 million0.0004%
88.Argentina$1.1 million0.0004%
89.Bosnia/Herzegovina$962,0000.0004%
90.Tunisia$908,0000.0003%
91.Myanmar (Burma)$889,0000.0003%
92.North Korea$853,0000.0003%
93.Uganda$829,0000.0003%
94.El Salvador$800,0000.0003%
95.Paraguay$773,0000.0003%
96.Moldova$535,0000.0002%
97.Madagascar$502,0000.0002%
98.Grenada$500,0000.0002%
99.Bahrain$488,0000.0002%
100.Botswana$468,0000.0002%
101.Bolivia$384,0000.0001%
102.Ecuador$363,0000.0001%
103.Afghanistan$346,0000.0001%
104.Mongolia$297,0000.0001%
105.Jamaica$295,0000.0001%
106.Mozambique$242,0000.0001%
107.Cambodia$223,0000.0001%
108.Honduras$204,0000.0001%
109.Armenia$192,0000.0001%
110.Venezuela$162,0000.0001%
111.Greenland$141,0000.0001%
112.Montenegro$109,0000.00004%
113.Iraq$105,0000.00004%
114.Suriname$103,0000.00004%
115.Azerbaijan$101,0000.00004%
116.Côte d'Ivoire$97,0000.00004%
117.Uzbekistan$93,0000.00004%
118.Laos$88,0000.00003%
119.Tanzania$79,0000.00003%
120.Fiji$72,0000.00003%
121.Chad$68,0000.00003%
122.Ghana$66,0000.00002%
123.Iran$65,0000.00002%
124.Zimbabwe$63,0000.00002%
125.Haiti$59,0000.00002%
126.Malta$49,0000.00002%
127.Cabo Verde$49,0000.00002%
128.Trinidad/Tobago$38,0000.00001%
129.Antigua/Barbuda$34,0000.00001%
130.Togo$33,0000.00001%
131.Democ. Rep. Congo$28,0000.00001%
132.St. Pierre/Miquelon$26,0000.00001%
133.Swaziland$24,0000.00001%
134.Kyrgyzstan$24,0000.00001%
135.Maldives$21,0000.00001%
136.Curaçao$21,0000.00001%
137.Senegal$19,0000.00001%
138.St Maarten (Dutch)$18,0000.00001%
139.New Caledonia$18,0000.00001%
140.Lesotho$17,0000.00001%
141.US Minor Outlying Is$15,0000.00001%
142.Niger$14,0000.00001%
143.Angola$12,0000.000005%
144.Cayman Islands$10,0000.000004%
145.Andorra$8,0000.000003%
146.Burkina Faso$8,0000.000003%
147.Sierra Leone$8,0000.000003%
148.Malawi$7,0000.000003%
149.Guinea$7,0000.000003%
150.Gabon$6,0000.000002%
151.Libya$6,0000.000002%
152.Syria$6,0000.000002%
153.Rwanda$5,0000.000002%
154.Nicaragua$5,0000.000002%
155.Bahamas$5,0000.000002%
156.Cocos (Keeling) Is$5,0000.000002%
157.Congo$4,0000.000002%
158.Aruba$4,0000.000002%
159.Liberia$4,0000.000002%
160.Saint Lucia$4,0000.000002%
161.Papua New Guinea$3,0000.000001%
162.Christmas Island$3,0000.000001%
163.Cuba$3,0000.000001%
164.French Polynesia$2,0000.000001%
165.Falkland Is (Malvinas)$2,0000.000001%
166.Belize$2,0000.000001%
167.Seychelles$2,0000.000001%
168.South Sudan$1,0000.0000004%
169.Sudan$1,0000.0000004%
170.Timor-Leste$1,0000.0000004%
171.St Vincent/Grenadines$1,0000.0000004%
172.Tuvalu$1,0000.0000004%
173.Solomon Islands$1,0000.0000004%
174.British Virgin Is$1,0000.0000004%
175.Burundi$1,0000.0000004%
176.Bermuda$1,0000.0000004%
177.Dominica$1,0000.0000004%
178.Guyana$1,0000.0000004%
179.Gibraltar$1,0000.0000004%
180.Northern Mariana Is$1,0000.0000004%


See also Cellphone Imports by Country, American Global Technology Companies and US Imported Mobile Phone Purchases

Research Sources:
Trade Map, International Trade Centre. Accessed on May 30, 2018

Forbes 2015 Global 2000 rankings, The World’s Biggest Public Companies. Accessed on May 30, 2018

Gartner Worldwide Smartphone Sales to End Users by Vendor in 2Q15 (August 2015), Table 1. Accessed on May 30, 2018