Computer Device Exports by Country

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International sales for exported computer devices by country totaled US$380.3 billion in 2018.

Overall the value of computer device exports rose by an average 3.3% for all exporting countries since 2014 when shipments of computer devices were valued at $368.1 billion. From 2017 to 2018, worldwide exports of computer devices appreciated by 8.8%.

Among continents, Asian countries sold the highest dollar worth of exported computer devices during 2018 worth an overall $231.6 billion or 60.9% of the global total. In second place were European exporters at 23.6% while 15.1% of international computer device sales originated from North America.

Smaller percentages came from Oceania (0.2%) led by Australia, Africa (0.1%) and Latin America (also 0.1%) excluding Mexico but including the Caribbean.

The 4-digit Harmonized Tariff System code prefix for computer devices is 8471, technically called automatic data-processing machines including magnetic or optical readers.

Computer Device Exports by Country

Countries

Below are the 15 countries that exported the highest dollar value worth of computer devices during 2018.

  1. China: US$154.2 billion (40.5% of exported computer devices)
  2. Mexico: $29.2 billion (7.7%)
  3. Netherlands: $28.7 billion (7.5%)
  4. United States: $26.7 billion (7%)
  5. Hong Kong: $23.7 billion (6.2%)
  6. Germany: $15.6 billion (4.1%)
  7. Czech Republic: $13.6 billion (3.6%)
  8. Thailand: $12.7 billion (3.3%)
  9. Malaysia: $9.4 billion (2.5%)
  10. Singapore: $8.8 billion (2.3%)
  11. South Korea: $6 billion (1.6%)
  12. Taiwan: $5.6 billion (1.5%)
  13. Poland: $5.5 billion (1.4%)
  14. Philippines: $4.4 billion (1.2%)
  15. United Kingdom: $4.3 billion (1.1%)

By value, the listed 15 countries shipped 91.6% of global computer device exports in 2018.

Among the top exporters, the fastest-growing computer devices exporters since 2014 were: Poland (up 57.3%), Taiwan (up 53.2%), South Korea (up 48.7%) and Mexico (up 40.7%).

Five countries posted declines in their exported computer devices sales namely: Philippines (down -8.7%), China (down -5.6%), Singapore (down -5.1%), United Kingdom (down -3.5%) and United States (down -0.4%).

Advantages

The following countries posted the highest positive net exports for computer devices during 2018. Investopedia defines net exports as the value of a country’s total exports minus the value of its total imports. Thus, the statistics below present the surplus between the value of each country’s exported computer device and its import purchases for that same commodity.

  1. China: US$122.9 billion (net export surplus down -8.7% since 2014)
  2. Mexico: $18.4 billion (up 56.8%)
  3. Thailand: $8.3 billion (down -2.5%)
  4. Malaysia: $6.2 billion (up 9.4%)
  5. Czech Republic: $5.5 billion (up 34%)
  6. Philippines: $3.5 billion (down -17.6%)
  7. Vietnam: $2.3 billion (down -9.6%)
  8. Taiwan: $2 billion (up 336.2%)
  9. Poland: $1.9 billion (reversing a -$97.5 million deficit)
  10. Singapore: $1.8 billion (down -44.2%)
  11. Hungary: $1.4 billion (up 9%)
  12. Namibia: $64.1 million (reversing a -$45.5 million deficit)
  13. Palau: $3.1 million (reversing a -$1.5 million deficit)
  14. Cocos (Keeling) Islands: $949,000 (down -74.9%)
  15. Pitcairn: $490,000 (up 9,700%)

The People’s Republic of China has the highest surplus in the international trade of computer device. In turn, this positive cashflow confirms China’s strong competitive advantage for this specific product category.

Opportunities

The following countries posted the highest negative net exports for computer devices during 2018. Investopedia defines net exports as the value of a country’s total exports minus the value of its total imports. Thus, the statistics below present the deficit between the value of each country’s imported computer device purchases and its exports for that same commodity.

  1. United States: -US$67.1 billion (net export deficit up 21.2% since 2014)
  2. Japan: -$13.7 billion (down -7.9%)
  3. United Kingdom: -$10.4 billion (down -0.8%)
  4. Germany: -$9.1 billion (up 4%)
  5. Canada: -$7.8 billion (up 3.6%)
  6. France: -$7.1 billion (down -1.4%)
  7. Australia: -$6.6 billion (up 8.8%)
  8. India: -$6.1 billion (up 40.8%)
  9. Russia: -$5.6 billion (up 41.4%)
  10. United Arab Emirates: -$4 billion (up 67.1%)
  11. Spain: -$3.4 billion (up 12.8%)
  12. Italy: -$3.4 billion (down -10.4%)
  13. Switzerland: -$2.8 billion (down -3.1%)
  14. South Korea: -$2.2 billion (up 96.8%)
  15. Belgium: -$2.2 billion (up 1%)

The United States of America racked up the highest deficit in the international trade of computer device. In turn, this negative cashflow confirms America’s competitive disadvantage for this specific product category but also signals opportunities for computer device-supplying countries that help satisfy the powerful demand.

Companies

Computer Device Exporting Companies

Below are global computer device-making businesses that represent established players engaged in the international computer device trade. The home country for each company is shown within parenthesis.

  • AMAX Information Technologies (United States)
  • Antec (United States)
  • Aopen (Taiwan)
  • ASRock (Taiwan)
  • Chassis Plans (United States)
  • Cooler Master (Taiwan)
  • Corsair Components (United States)
  • Deepcool (China)
  • Dell (United States)
  • Elitegroup Computer Systems (Taiwan)
  • Foxconn Technology Group (Taiwan)
  • Fractal Design (Sweden)
  • Lenovo Group Ltd (China)
  • Micro-Star International (Taiwan)
  • Shuttle Inc (Taiwan)
  • SilverStone Technology (Taiwan)
  • Zalman (South Korea)


 

Searchable List of Computer Device Exporting Countries in 2018

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RankExporterComputer Devices Exports (US$)%World Total
1.China$154.2 billion40.5%
2.Mexico$29.2 billion7.7%
3.Netherlands$28.7 billion7.5%
4.United States$26.7 billion7%
5.Hong Kong$23.7 billion6.2%
6.Germany$15.6 billion4.1%
7.Czech Republic$13.6 billion3.6%
8.Thailand$12.7 billion3.3%
9.Malaysia$9.4 billion2.5%
10.Singapore$8.8 billion2.3%
11.South Korea$6 billion1.6%
12.Taiwan$5.6 billion1.5%
13.Poland$5.5 billion1.4%
14.Philippines$4.4 billion1.2%
15.United Kingdom$4.3 billion1.1%
16.Vietnam$3.6 billion0.9%
17.Ireland$3.6 billion0.9%
18.Hungary$3.4 billion0.9%
19.France$2.5 billion0.6%
20.Sweden$2 billion0.5%
21.Italy$1.9 billion0.5%
22.Japan$1.8 billion0.5%
23.Canada$1.5 billion0.4%
24.Belgium$1.5 billion0.4%
25.Austria$1.4 billion0.4%
26.Slovakia$1.1 billion0.3%
27.Denmark$965.1 million0.3%
28.Greece$773.2 million0.2%
29.Spain$746.6 million0.2%
30.Australia$662.8 million0.2%
31.Israel$604.7 million0.2%
32.Switzerland$551.8 million0.1%
33.Russia$312.4 million0.1%
34.Indonesia$278.5 million0.1%
35.Lithuania$267.4 million0.1%
36.Finland$249.7 million0.07%
37.Norway$233.5 million0.06%
38.India$203.7 million0.05%
39.South Africa$195.5 million0.05%
40.Bulgaria$181.2 million0.05%
41.Brazil$134.7 million0.04%
42.United Arab Emirates$130.4 million0.03%
43.Latvia$117.2 million0.03%
44.Romania$112.8 million0.03%
45.Namibia$104.8 million0.03%
46.Slovenia$87.8 million0.02%
47.Portugal$86.9 million0.02%
48.Turkey$78.9 million0.02%
49.New Zealand$74.9 million0.02%
50.Luxembourg$70.4 million0.02%
51.Croatia$44.8 million0.01%
52.Serbia$40.1 million0.01%
53.Estonia$33.9 million0.01%
54.Panama$30.9 million0.01%
55.Tunisia$24.8 million0.01%
56.Chile$22.4 million0.01%
57.Belarus$18.4 million0.005%
58.Laos$16.4 million0.004%
59.Jordan$15.9 million0.004%
60.Lebanon$13.3 million0.003%
61.Cyprus$13 million0.003%
62.Ukraine$11 million0.003%
63.Albania$10.6 million0.003%
64.Colombia$8.7 million0.002%
65.Kazakhstan$8.4 million0.002%
66.Dominican Republic$6.9 million0.002%
67.Peru$6.5 million0.002%
68.Sri Lanka$6.4 million0.002%
69.Argentina$6.1 million0.002%
70.Bahrain$5.2 million0.001%
71.Cayman Islands$4.8 million0.001%
72.Mali$4.8 million0.001%
73.Morocco$4.6 million0.001%
74.Costa Rica$4.2 million0.001%
75.Andorra$3.8 million0.001%
76.Armenia$3.7 million0.001%
77.Iceland$3.7 million0.001%
78.Saudi Arabia$3.4 million0.001%
79.Palau$3.2 million0.001%
80.North Macedonia$3.1 million0.001%
81.Uganda$2.9 million0.001%
82.Bosnia/Herzegovina$2.4 million0.001%
83.Cuba$2.3 million0.001%
84.Georgia$2.3 million0.001%
85.Nicaragua$2.3 million0.001%
86.Qatar$2.2 million0.001%
87.Mauritius$2.2 million0.001%
88.Ecuador$2.2 million0.001%
89.Cambodia$2 million0.001%
90.Kenya$2 million0.001%
91.Ivory Coast$1.9 million0.001%
92.Malta$1.8 million0.0005%
93.Senegal$1.7 million0.0004%
94.Macao$1.6 million0.0004%
95.Pakistan$1.6 million0.0004%
96.El Salvador$1.6 million0.0004%
97.Curaçao$1.4 million0.0004%
98.New Caledonia$1.3 million0.0003%
99.Iran$1.3 million0.0003%
100.Tanzania$1.2 million0.0003%
101.Eswatini$1.1 million0.0003%
102.Niger$1.1 million0.0003%
103.Cameroon$1.1 million0.0003%
104.Kuwait$1 million0.0003%
105.Oman$1 million0.0003%
106.Cocos (Keeling) Is$1 million0.0003%
107.Guatemala$979,0000.0003%
108.Kyrgyzstan$901,0000.0002%
109.Gibraltar$878,0000.0002%
110.Fiji$875,0000.0002%
111.Turks/Caicos Islands$859,0000.0002%
112.Turkmenistan$834,0000.0002%
113.Uruguay$809,0000.0002%
114.Botswana$751,0000.0002%
115.North Korea$745,0000.0002%
116.Myanmar (Burma)$711,0000.0002%
117.Moldova$691,0000.0002%
118.French Polynesia$682,0000.0002%
119.Barbados$663,0000.0002%
120.US Minor Outlying Is$653,0000.0002%
121.Bangladesh$595,0000.0002%
122.Ghana$534,0000.0001%
123.Pitcairn$532,0000.0001%
124.Zambia$518,0000.0001%
125.Sierra Leone$517,0000.0001%
126.Afghanistan$511,0000.0001%
127.Sudan$503,0000.0001%
128.Madagascar$477,0000.0001%
129.Montenegro$415,0000.0001%
130.Honduras$354,0000.0001%
131.Brunei Darussalam$348,0000.0001%
132.Anguilla$339,0000.0001%
133.Trinidad/Tobago$320,0000.0001%
134.Paraguay$313,0000.0001%
135.Ethiopia$313,0000.0001%
136.Azerbaijan$305,0000.0001%
137.Angola$258,0000.0001%
138.Mongolia$254,0000.0001%
139.British Virgin Islands$251,0000.0001%
140.Democr. Rep. Congo$247,0000.0001%
141.Syrian Arab Republic$237,0000.0001%
142.Venezuela$234,0000.0001%
143.Saint Helena$230,0000.0001%
144.Rwanda$206,0000.0001%
145.Guinea$201,0000.0001%
146.Jamaica$184,0000.00005%
147.Gabon$178,0000.00005%
148.Suriname$174,0000.00005%
149.Papua New Guinea$170,0000.00004%
150.Tajikistan$158,0000.00004%
151.Iraq$150,0000.00004%
152.Seychelles$149,0000.00004%
153.Uzbekistan$149,0000.00004%
154.Chad$145,0000.00004%
155.Burkina Faso$141,0000.00004%
156.Zimbabwe$138,0000.00004%
157.Sao Tome/Principe$137,0000.00004%
158.Haiti$135,0000.00004%
159.Egypt$125,0000.00003%
160.Solomon Islands$120,0000.00003%
161.Algeria$120,0000.00003%
162.Mozambique$118,0000.00003%
163.Benin$116,0000.00003%
164.Lesotho$114,0000.00003%
165.American Samoa$105,0000.00003%
166.Dominica$104,0000.00003%
167.Djibouti$96,0000.00003%
168.Bermuda$92,0000.00002%
169.Nepal$82,0000.00002%
170.Liberia$77,0000.00002%
171.Bahamas$62,0000.00002%
172.Samoa$62,0000.00002%
173.St Vincent/Grenadines$61,0000.00002%
174.Congo$58,0000.00002%
175.Malawi$57,0000.00001%
176.Aruba$55,0000.00001%
177.Guyana$48,0000.00001%
178.Montserrat$44,0000.00001%
179.Togo$43,0000.00001%
180.Vanuatu$42,0000.00001%
181.Falkland Is (Malvinas)$35,0000.00001%
182.Central African Rep$33,0000.00001%
183.Greenland$29,0000.00001%
184.Christmas Island$27,0000.00001%
185.Faroe Islands$25,0000.00001%
186.Antigua/Barbuda$25,0000.00001%
187.Equatorial Guinea$24,0000.00001%
188.Maldives$23,0000.00001%
189.Tokelau$23,0000.00001%
190.Nauru$16,0000.000004%
191.Bhutan$15,0000.000004%
192.Comoros$14,0000.000004%
193.Libya$14,0000.000004%
194.Marshall Islands$14,0000.000004%
195.Timor-Leste$13,0000.000003%
196.French S./Antarctic Terr$13,0000.000003%
197.Northern Mariana Is$12,0000.000003%
198.Bonaire/St Eustatius/Saba$10,0000.000003%
199.Saint Kitts/Nevis$9,0000.000002%
200.Belize$8,0000.000002%
201.Niue$6,0000.000002%
202.Palestine$6,0000.000002%
203.Burundi$5,0000.000001%
204.Tonga$5,0000.000001%
205.Somalia$5,0000.000001%
206.Tuvalu$5,0000.000001%
207.Saint Lucia$4,0000.000001%
208.St Maarten (Dutch)$4,0000.000001%
209.Grenada$3,0000.000001%
210.Wallis/Futuna Islands$3,0000.000001%
211.Guinea-Bissau$2,0000.000001%
212.Eritrea$2,0000.000001%
213.Cook Islands$2,0000.000001%
214.Kiribati$1,0000.0000003%
215.Norfolk Island$1,0000.0000003%
216.Micronesia$1,0000.0000003%


See also Electronic Circuit Component Exports by Country and Computer Accessories Exports by Country

Research Sources:
Forbes Global 2000 rankings, The World’s Biggest Public Companies. Accessed on May 17, 2019

Investopedia, Net Exports Definition. Accessed on May 17, 2019

The World Factbook, Field Listing: Exports – Commodities, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on May 17, 2019

Trade Map, International Trade Centre. Accessed on May 17, 2019

Wikipedia, List of computer hardware manufacturers. Accessed on June 11, 2018