Computer Device Exports by Country

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International sales for exported computer devices by country totaled US$347.5 billion in 2017.

Overall, the value of computer device exports fell by an average -2.5% for all exporting countries since 2013 when shipments of computer devices were valued at $356.3 billion. From 2016 to 2017, exports of computer devices appreciated by 12.9%.

Among continents, Asian countries generated the highest dollar worth of exported computer devices during 2017 worth an overall $217.1 billion or 62.5% of the global total. In second place were European exporters at 22.8% while 14.4% of worldwide computer device sales originated from North America.

Smaller percentages came from Oceania including Australia (0.2%), Africa (0.1%) and Latin America excluding Mexico but including the Caribbean (0.05%).

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 2017.

  1. China: US$142.2 billion (40.9% of exported computer devices)
  2. Netherlands: $25.8 billion (7.4%)
  3. United States: $25.3 billion (7.3%)
  4. Mexico: $23.3 billion (6.7%)
  5. Hong Kong: $20.9 billion (6%)
  6. Germany: $14.9 billion (4.3%)
  7. Thailand: $11.8 billion (3.4%)
  8. Czech Republic: $9.9 billion (2.8%)
  9. Singapore: $9.1 billion (2.6%)
  10. Malaysia: $8.4 billion (2.4%)
  11. Philippines: $6.33 billion (1.8%)
  12. South Korea: $6.29 billion (1.8%)
  13. Taiwan: $4.8 billion (1.4%)
  14. Poland: $4.2 billion (1.2%)
  15. United Kingdom: $3.9 billion (1.1%)

By value, the listed 15 countries shipped 91.3% of global computer device exports in 2017.

Among the top exporters, the fastest-growing computer device exporters since 2013 were: Philippines (up 62.7%), South Korea (up 54.8%), Poland (up 51.5%) and Taiwan (up 40.6%).

Those countries that posted declines in their exported computer device sales were led by: China (down -12.1%), Singapore (down -5.9%), Malaysia (down -5.1%), United States (down -4.5%) and Netherlands (down -4.3%).

Advantages

The following countries posted the highest positive net exports for computer devices during 2017. 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$116.2 billion (net export surplus down -12.4% since 2013)
  2. Mexico: $13.9 billion (up 62.4%)
  3. Thailand: $8 billion (down -3%)
  4. Malaysia: $5.6 billion (down -5.6%)
  5. Philippines: $5.4 billion (up 52.2%)
  6. Czech Republic: $3.4 billion (down -5.9%)
  7. Singapore: $2.7 billion (down -15.7%)
  8. Vietnam: $2.5 billion (up 5.1%)
  9. Taiwan: $1.4 billion (up 322%)
  10. Hungary: $1.2 billion (up 1.6%)
  11. Poland: $843.4 million (reversing a -$642.8 million deficit)
  12. Ireland: $294.7 million (down -79.8%)
  13. Palau: $3 million (no 2013 data)
  14. Montserrat: $468,000 (reversing a -$495,000 deficit)
  15. Christmas Island: $154,000 (reversing a -$347,000 deficit)

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 2017. 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$59.6 billion (net export deficit up 5.3% since 2013)
  2. Japan: -$13 billion (down -9.5%)
  3. United Kingdom: -$8.6 billion (down -16.8%)
  4. Germany: -$8 billion (up 13.3%)
  5. France: -$7.2 billion (down -8.8%)
  6. Canada: -$7.1 billion (down -7.1%)
  7. Australia: -$5.7 billion (down -9%)
  8. Russia: -$4.8 billion (up 5.5%)
  9. India: -$4.2 billion (down -3.1%)
  10. United Arab Emirates: -$3.9 billion (up 143.1%)
  11. Spain: -$3.1 billion (down -0.6%)
  12. Italy: -$3 billion (down -15.9%)
  13. Switzerland: -$2.6 billion (down -13.1%)
  14. Turkey: -$1.9 billion (down -24.4%)
  15. Belgium: -$1.8 billion (down -2%)

The United States of America has 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

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RankExporter2017 Computer Device Exports% World Total
1.ChinaUS$142.2 billion40.9%
2.Netherlands$25.8 billion7.4%
3.United States$25.3 billion7.3%
4.Mexico$23.3 billion6.7%
5.Hong Kong$20.9 billion6%
6.Germany$14.9 billion4.3%
7.Thailand$11.8 billion3.4%
8.Czech Republic$9.9 billion2.8%
9.Singapore$9.1 billion2.6%
10.Malaysia$8.4 billion2.4%
11.Philippines$6.3 billion1.8%
12.South Korea$6.3 billion1.8%
13.Taiwan$4.8 billion1.4%
14.Poland$4.2 billion1.2%
15.United Kingdom$3.9 billion1.1%
16.Vietnam$3.8 billion1.1%
17.Hungary$3 billion0.9%
18.Ireland$3 billion0.9%
19.France$2.3 billion0.7%
20.Italy$2 billion0.6%
21.Japan$1.9 billion0.5%
22.Sweden$1.7 billion0.5%
23.Belgium$1.5 billion0.4%
24.Canada$1.5 billion0.4%
25.Austria$1.3 billion0.4%
26.Slovakia$1.1 billion0.3%
27.Denmark$920.6 million0.3%
28.Spain$799.9 million0.2%
29.Israel$736.7 million0.2%
30.Australia$619.8 million0.2%
31.Switzerland$465.4 million0.1%
32.Greece$441.9 million0.1%
33.Indonesia$311.1 million0.1%
34.Russia$281.7 million0.1%
35.Lithuania$259.6 million0.1%
36.Finland$233.7 million0.1%
37.South Africa$222.6 million0.1%
38.Luxembourg$202.7 million0.1%
39.Norway$199.9 million0.1%
40.United Arab Emirates$144.8 million0.04%
41.Bulgaria$137.2 million0.04%
42.India$113.5 million0.03%
43.Latvia$108.3 million0.03%
44.Slovenia$107.3 million0.03%
45.Romania$104.7 million0.03%
46.Portugal$103.5 million0.03%
47.Brazil$91.2 million0.03%
48.Tunisia$83.3 million0.02%
49.Turkey$80.7 million0.02%
50.Serbia$42.5 million0.01%
51.Saudi Arabia$33.8 million0.01%
52.Croatia$33.4 million0.01%
53.New Zealand$31.2 million0.01%
54.Jordan$25.8 million0.01%
55.Panama$22.8 million0.01%
56.Estonia$22.2 million0.01%
57.Chile$20.8 million0.01%
58.Oman$16.6 million0.005%
59.Belarus$15 million0.004%
60.Cyprus$14.2 million0.004%
61.Laos$13.1 million0.004%
62.Namibia$11.7 million0.003%
63.Kuwait$11.6 million0.003%
64.Ukraine$10.7 million0.003%
65.Sri Lanka$10.3 million0.003%
66.Dominican Rep$10.2 million0.003%
67.Kazakhstan$7.7 million0.002%
68.Lebanon$7.6 million0.002%
69.Morocco$7.1 million0.002%
70.Colombia$6.5 million0.002%
71.Argentina$6 million0.002%
72.Peru$5.4 million0.002%
73.Pakistan$4.8 million0.001%
74.Iceland$4.6 million0.001%
75.Costa Rica$4.6 million0.001%
76.Cambodia$3.8 million0.001%
77.Palau$3.3 million0.001%
78.Myanmar (Burma)$3.1 million0.001%
79.Uganda$2.6 million0.001%
80.Guatemala$2.3 million0.001%
81.Cameroon$2.3 million0.001%
82.Kenya$2.2 million0.001%
83.Macedonia$2.2 million0.001%
84.Ecuador$2.2 million0.001%
85.Malta$1.9 million0.001%
86.US Minor Outlying Is$1.9 million0.001%
87.Macao$1.9 million0.001%
88.Bosnia/Herzegovina$1.6 million0.0005%
89.Qatar$1.6 million0.0005%
90.El Salvador$1.2 million0.0003%
91.Georgia$1.1 million0.0003%
92.Jamaica$1.1 million0.0003%
93.Senegal$1.1 million0.0003%
94.Uruguay$1 million0.0003%
95.Mauritius$1 million0.0003%
96.Curaçao$986,0000.0003%
97.Tajikistan$986,0000.0003%
98.Democ. Rep. Congo$973,0000.0003%
99.Bolivia$969,0000.0003%
100.Angola$873,0000.0003%
101.North Korea$813,0000.0002%
102.Moldova$783,0000.0002%
103.Cabo Verde$759,0000.0002%
104.Swaziland$747,0000.0002%
105.New Caledonia$713,0000.0002%
106.Montserrat$680,0000.0002%
107.Mali$675,0000.0002%
108.Cayman Islands$662,0000.0002%
109.Iran$647,0000.0002%
110.Saint Kitts/Nevis$628,0000.0002%
111.Honduras$619,0000.0002%
112.Algeria$613,0000.0002%
113.Botswana$585,0000.0002%
114.Armenia$581,0000.0002%
115.Azerbaijan$573,0000.0002%
116.Bangladesh$568,0000.0002%
117.Bahrain$487,0000.0001%
118.Barbados$486,0000.0001%
119.Yemen$473,0000.0001%
120.Zambia$441,0000.0001%
121.Ghana$421,0000.0001%
122.Tanzania$391,0000.0001%
123.Sierra Leone$361,0000.0001%
124.Venezuela$340,0000.0001%
125.Christmas Island$332,0000.0001%
126.Madagascar$297,0000.0001%
127.Paraguay$289,0000.0001%
128.Fiji$284,0000.0001%
129.Montenegro$272,0000.0001%
130.Togo$270,0000.0001%
131.Côte d'Ivoire$261,0000.0001%
132.Brunei Darussalam$257,0000.0001%
133.Uzbekistan$253,0000.0001%
134.Guyana$250,0000.0001%
135.Sudan$238,0000.0001%
136.Albania$236,0000.0001%
137.Gabon$235,0000.0001%
138.Iraq$226,0000.0001%
139.Zimbabwe$226,0000.0001%
140.Cook Islands$225,0000.0001%
141.Niger$222,0000.0001%
142.Rwanda$218,0000.0001%
143.Bermuda$215,0000.0001%
144.Afghanistan$213,0000.0001%
145.Timor-Leste$211,0000.0001%
146.Gibraltar$210,0000.0001%
147.Djibouti$171,0000.00005%
148.Kyrgyzstan$160,0000.00005%
149.French Polynesia$153,0000.00004%
150.Trinidad/Tobago$146,0000.00004%
151.Mozambique$135,0000.00004%
152.Turks/Caicos Is$133,0000.00004%
153.Gambia$132,0000.00004%
154.Nicaragua$125,0000.00004%
155.Nepal$124,0000.00004%
156.Tokelau$120,0000.00003%
157.Haiti$112,0000.00003%
158.Lesotho$105,0000.00003%
159.Turkmenistan$104,0000.00003%
160.Maldives$99,0000.00003%
161.Somalia$92,0000.00003%
162.Guinea$89,0000.00003%
163.Suriname$87,0000.00003%
164.Tuvalu$87,0000.00003%
165.Aruba$86,0000.00002%
166.Papua New Guinea$85,0000.00002%
167.Cocos (Keeling) Is$81,0000.00002%
168.Burundi$79,0000.00002%
169.Bahamas$71,0000.00002%
170.Saint Helena$66,0000.00002%
171.Andorra$60,0000.00002%
172.Seychelles$53,0000.00002%
173.Br. Indian Ocean Terr$51,0000.00001%
174.Malawi$50,0000.00001%
175.British Virgin Islands$49,0000.00001%
176.Cuba$44,0000.00001%
177.Bhutan$39,0000.00001%
178.Faroe Islands$37,0000.00001%
179.Congo$36,0000.00001%
180.Saint Lucia$36,0000.00001%
181.Egypt$36,0000.00001%
182.Dominica$34,0000.00001%
183.Chad$33,0000.00001%
184.Libya$33,0000.00001%
185.Mongolia$32,0000.00001%
186.Burkina Faso$32,0000.00001%
187.Northern Mariana Is$29,0000.00001%
188.Benin$25,0000.00001%
189.Guam$24,0000.00001%
190.Sao Tome/Principe$22,0000.00001%
191.St Vincent/Grenadines$20,0000.00001%
192.Nauru$18,0000.00001%
193.Antigua/Barbuda$18,0000.00001%
194.Bonaire/St Eustatius/Saba$16,0000.000005%
195.Wallis/Futuna Is$15,0000.000004%
196.Equatorial Guinea$15,0000.000004%
197.Kiribati$15,0000.000004%
198.Micronesia$14,0000.000004%
199.Anguilla$14,0000.000004%
200.Syria$14,0000.000004%
201.Pitcairn$9,0000.000003%
202.St Maarten (Dutch)$9,0000.000003%
203.South Sudan$8,0000.000002%
204.Grenada$7,0000.000002%
205.Falkland Is (Malvinas)$7,0000.000002%
206.Belize$7,0000.000002%
207.Tonga$6,0000.000002%
208.Greenland$5,0000.000001%
209.Liberia$5,0000.000001%
210.Vanuatu$4,0000.000001%
211.Solomon Islands$3,0000.000001%
212.Niue$3,0000.000001%
213.Comoros$2,0000.000001%
214.Palestine$2,0000.000001%


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 June 11, 2018

Trade Map, International Trade Centre. Accessed on June 11, 2018

Investopedia, Net Exports Definition. Accessed on June 11, 2018

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