Computer Device Exports by Country

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Global sales from computer device exports by country amounted to US$305.9 billion in 2016.

Overall, the value of computer device exports were down by an average 15.8% for all exporting countries since 2012 when computer device shipments were valued at $363.2 billion. From 2015 to 2016, exported computer devices retreated by -5%.

Among continents, Asian countries accounted for the highest dollar worth of exported computer device during 2016 with shipments valued at $191.3 billion or 62.6% of global exports. In second place were European exporters at 22% while 15.1% of worldwide computer device shipments originated from North America. Smaller percentages came from Oceania including Australia (0.2%), Africa (0.1%) and Latin America excluding Mexico (0.1%).

The 4-digit Harmonized Tariff System code prefix for computer devices is 8471.

Computer Device Exports by Country

Countries

Below are the 15 countries that exported the highest dollar value worth of computer devices during 2016:

  1. China: US$125 billion (40.9% of total computer device exports)
  2. United States: $24.3 billion (7.9%)
  3. Mexico: $20.6 billion (6.7%)
  4. Netherlands: $20.4 billion (6.7%)
  5. Hong Kong: $18.9 billion (6.2%)
  6. Germany: $12.2 billion (4%)
  7. Thailand: $10.5 billion (3.4%)
  8. Singapore: $9.1 billion (3%)
  9. Czech Republic: $7.7 billion (2.5%)
  10. Malaysia: $7.3 billion (2.4%)
  11. Philippines: $4.7 billion (1.5%)
  12. South Korea: $4.5 billion (1.5%)
  13. Taiwan: $4.2 billion (1.4%)
  14. United Kingdom: $4.1 billion (1.3%)
  15. Vietnam: $4.1 billion (1.3%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 90.7% of global computer device exports in 2016 by value.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing computer device exporters since 2012 were: Vietnam (up 172.2%), Philippines (up 18.4%), Mexico (up 11.5%) and South Korea (up 10.8%).

Those countries that posted declines in their exported computer device sales were led by: Netherlands (down -26.7%), Malaysia (down -25.5%), Czech Republic (down -25.0%), Thailand (down -23.7%) and China (down -23.5%).

Advantages

The following countries posted the highest positive net exports for computer devices during 2016. 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$99.2 billion (net export surplus down -22.8% since 2012)
  2. Mexico: $10.4 billion (up 3.4%)
  3. Thailand: $7.3 billion (down -21.5%)
  4. Malaysia: $4.7 billion (down -27.6%)
  5. Philippines: $3.7 billion (up 2.3%)
  6. Singapore: $3.5 billion (up 44.5%)
  7. Vietnam: $2.8 billion (up 407.7%)
  8. Czech Republic: $2.2 billion (down -42.9%)
  9. Taiwan: $1.2 billion (up 66.8%)
  10. Hungary: $924.4 million (down -34.8%)
  11. Ireland: $659.5 million (down -5%)
  12. Poland: $523.5 million (reversing a -$303.7 million deficit)
  13. Br. Indian Ocean Territory: $6 million (down -33.6%)
  14. Cambodia: $1.9 million (reversing a -$10 million deficit)
  15. British Virgin Islands: $1.4 million (reversing a -$1.1 million deficit)

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 2016. 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$53.4 billion (net export deficit down -7.9% since 2012)
  2. Japan: -$11.5 billion (down -20.9%)
  3. Germany: -$8.6 billion (up 9.6%)
  4. United Kingdom: -$8 billion (down -23%)
  5. Canada: -$6.5 billion (down -15.7%)
  6. France: -$6.1 billion (down -18.6%)
  7. Australia: -$5 billion (down -24.7%)
  8. India: -$4.5 billion (up 13.3%)
  9. United Arab Emirates: -$3.8 billion (up 148%)
  10. Russia: -$3.6 billion (down -35.7%)
  11. Italy: -$2.9 billion (down -19.5%)
  12. Spain: -$2.6 billion (down -15.3%)
  13. Switzerland: -$2.4 billion (down -12.1%)
  14. Hong Kong: -$2.2 billion (down -41.6%)
  15. Turkey: -$1.8 billion (down -20.2%)

United States has the highest deficit in the international trade of computer device. In turn, this negative cashflow confirms America’s strong 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.

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









Searchable List of Computer Device Exporting Countries

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RankExporter2016 Computer Device Exports% World Total
1.ChinaUS$125 billion40.9%
2.United States$24.3 billion7.9%
3.Mexico$20.6 billion6.7%
4.Netherlands$20.4 billion6.7%
5.Hong Kong$18.9 billion6.2%
6.Germany$12.2 billion4%
7.Thailand$10.5 billion3.4%
8.Singapore$9.1 billion3%
9.Czech Republic$7.7 billion2.5%
10.Malaysia$7.3 billion2.4%
11.Philippines$4.7 billion1.5%
12.South Korea$4.5 billion1.5%
13.Taiwan$4.2 billion1.4%
14.United Kingdom$4.1 billion1.3%
15.Vietnam$4.1 billion1.3%
16.Poland$3.8 billion1.2%
17.Ireland$3.2 billion1%
18.Hungary$2.5 billion0.8%
19.France$2.2 billion0.7%
20.Italy$1.7 billion0.6%
21.Japan$1.7 billion0.6%
22.Belgium$1.6 billion0.5%
23.Sweden$1.4 billion0.5%
24.Canada$1.3 billion0.4%
25.Austria$1.2 billion0.4%
26.Slovakia$1.1 billion0.4%
27.Denmark$816 million0.3%
28.Israel$618.6 million0.2%
29.Spain$565.6 million0.2%
30.Greece$518.9 million0.2%
31.Switzerland$493.9 million0.2%
32.Australia$490.8 million0.2%
33.Indonesia$273.1 million0.1%
34.Finland$265.2 million0.1%
35.Lithuania$246.6 million0.1%
36.Russia$217 million0.1%
37.South Africa$190.3 million0.1%
38.United Arab Emirates$181.5 million0.1%
39.Norway$167.5 million0.1%
40.Latvia$148.7 million0.05%
41.India$119.8 million0.04%
42.Bulgaria$118 million0.04%
43.Brazil$115 million0.04%
44.Bahrain$114.1 million0.04%
45.Portugal$111.3 million0.04%
46.Slovenia$87.5 million0.03%
47.Romania$79.9 million0.03%
48.Turkey$79.2 million0.03%
49.Luxembourg$59 million0.02%
50.New Zealand$57.9 million0.02%
51.Saudi Arabia$49.2 million0.02%
52.Tunisia$46.5 million0.02%
53.Serbia$40.2 million0.01%
54.Estonia$34.6 million0.01%
55.Croatia$32.9 million0.01%
56.Jordan$25.2 million0.01%
57.Cambodia$21.9 million0.01%
58.Panama$19.5 million0.01%
59.Uganda$18 million0.01%
60.Chile$17 million0.01%
61.Cyprus$13.9 million0.005%
62.Belarus$13.4 million0.004%
63.Morocco$10.1 million0.003%
64.Kazakhstan$8.5 million0.003%
65.Colombia$8.2 million0.003%
66.Argentina$8.1 million0.003%
67.Costa Rica$7.2 million0.002%
68.Mauritius$6.4 million0.002%
69.Br. Indian Ocean Territory$6.2 million0.002%
70.Dominican Republic$5.6 million0.002%
71.Peru$5.3 million0.002%
72.Ukraine$4.9 million0.002%
73.Tajikistan$4.7 million0.002%
74.Sri Lanka$4.5 million0.001%
75.Brunei Darussalam$4.3 million0.001%
76.Lebanon$3.7 million0.001%
77.Macedonia$3.7 million0.001%
78.Kyrgyzstan$3.5 million0.001%
79.Kuwait$3.4 million0.001%
80.British Virgin Is$3.3 million0.001%
81.Guatemala$3 million0.001%
82.Ecuador$3 million0.001%
83.Kenya$2.9 million0.001%
84.Iceland$2.8 million0.001%
85.New Caledonia$2.6 million0.001%
86.Oman$2.5 million0.001%
87.Malta$2.4 million0.001%
88.Bosnia/Herzegovina$2.3 million0.001%
89.El Salvador$2.3 million0.001%
90.North Korea$2.2 million0.001%
91.Botswana$2.2 million0.001%
92.Moldova$2 million0.001%
93.Swaziland$1.9 million0.001%
94.Qatar$1.9 million0.001%
95.Senegal$1.8 million0.001%
96.Namibia$1.7 million0.001%
97.Iran$1.6 million0.001%
98.Pakistan$1.2 million0.0004%
99.Mali$1.2 million0.0004%
100.Tanzania$1.1 million0.0004%
101.Congo$1.1 million0.0004%
102.Jamaica$1.1 million0.0004%
103.Uruguay$986,0000.0003%
104.Mozambique$872,0000.0003%
105.Honduras$821,0000.0003%
106.Zambia$731,0000.0002%
107.Georgia$728,0000.0002%
108.Macao$721,0000.0002%
109.Myanmar (Burma)$715,0000.0002%
110.Trinidad/Tobago$704,0000.0002%
111.Cocos (Keeling) Is$685,0000.0002%
112.Madagascar$675,0000.0002%
113.Ghana$571,0000.0002%
114.Armenia$556,0000.0002%
115.Papua New Guinea$548,0000.0002%
116.Fiji$546,0000.0002%
117.Azerbaijan$543,0000.0002%
118.Côte d'Ivoire$541,0000.0002%
119.Curaçao$495,0000.0002%
120.Bangladesh$475,0000.0002%
121.Andorra$416,0000.0001%
122.Paraguay$409,0000.0001%
123.French Polynesia$403,0000.0001%
124.Seychelles$396,0000.0001%
125.Grenada$388,0000.0001%
126.Venezuela$386,0000.0001%
127.Gabon$374,0000.0001%
128.Nicaragua$366,0000.0001%
129.Barbados$353,0000.0001%
130.Angola$350,0000.0001%
131.Rwanda$347,0000.0001%
132.Zimbabwe$334,0000.0001%
133.Montenegro$301,0000.0001%
134.Saint Lucia$287,0000.0001%
135.Guyana$280,0000.0001%
136.Iraq$259,0000.0001%
137.Cameroon$254,0000.0001%
138.Gibraltar$234,0000.0001%
139.Cayman Islands$231,0000.0001%
140.US Minor Outlying Is$225,0000.0001%
141.Vanuatu$224,0000.0001%
142.Aruba$214,0000.0001%
143.Laos$214,0000.0001%
144.Dominica$203,0000.0001%
145.Haiti$196,0000.0001%
146.Yemen$182,0000.0001%
147.Bahamas$177,0000.0001%
148.Afghanistan$169,0000.0001%
149.Belize$169,0000.0001%
150.Uzbekistan$162,0000.0001%
151.Malawi$153,0000.0001%
152.Libya$126,0000.00004%
153.Liberia$97,0000.00003%
154.Albania$95,0000.00003%
155.Palau$87,0000.00003%
156.Timor-Leste$85,0000.00003%
157.Cuba$80,0000.00003%
158.Burundi$79,0000.00003%
159.Egypt$77,0000.00003%
160.Turkmenistan$69,0000.00002%
161.Guinea$65,0000.00002%
162.Democratic Rep. Congo$61,0000.00002%
163.Cook Islands$59,0000.00002%
164.Sudan$54,0000.00002%
165.Suriname$54,0000.00002%
166.Pitcairn$54,0000.00002%
167.Faroe Islands$53,0000.00002%
168.Niger$53,0000.00002%
169.Lesotho$52,0000.00002%
170.Bermuda$51,0000.00002%
171.Turks/Caicos Is$49,0000.00002%
172.Niue$48,0000.00002%
173.Solomon Islands$43,0000.00001%
174.Marshall Islands$37,0000.00001%
175.Saint Kitts/Nevis$35,0000.00001%
176.Syria$35,0000.00001%
177.Djibouti$34,0000.00001%
178.Algeria$33,0000.00001%
179.Chad$26,0000.00001%
180.Benin$25,0000.00001%
181.Saint Helena$25,0000.00001%
182.St. Pierre/Miquelon$25,0000.00001%
183.St Maarten (Dutch part)$24,0000.00001%
184.Mongolia$23,0000.00001%
185.Northern Mariana Is$23,0000.00001%
186.Burkina Faso$22,0000.00001%
187.Equatorial Guinea$22,0000.00001%
188.Antigua/Barbuda$22,0000.00001%
189.Comoros$21,0000.00001%
190.Greenland$19,0000.00001%
191.Togo$18,0000.00001%
192.St Vincent/Grenadines$18,0000.00001%
193.Tuvalu$16,0000.00001%
194.Micronesia$14,0000.000005%
195.Somalia$12,0000.000004%
196.Palestine$11,0000.000004%
197.Nepal$11,0000.000004%
198.Falkland Is (Malvinas)$10,0000.000003%
199.Bouvet Island$9,0000.000003%
200.Montserrat$8,0000.000003%
201.Christmas Island$7,0000.000002%
202.Bhutan$6,0000.000002%
203.Wallis/Futuna Is$6,0000.000002%
204.Samoa$6,0000.000002%
205.Tonga$4,0000.000001%
206.South Sudan$3,0000.000001%
207.Nauru$3,0000.000001%
208.American Samoa$1,0000.0000003%
209.Tokelau$1,0000.0000003%
210.Guinea-Bissau$1,0000.0000003%
211.Sao Tome/Principe$1,0000.0000003%
212.Sierra Leone$1,0000.0000003%


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

Research Sources:
The World Factbook, Field Listing: Exports – Commodities, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on July 15, 2017

Trade Map, International Trade Centre. Accessed on July 15, 2017

Investopedia, Net Exports Definition. Accessed on July 15, 2017

Wikipedia, List of computer hardware manufacturers. Accessed on July 15, 2017