Electronic Circuit Component Exports by Country

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Global sales from electronic circuit component exports by country amounted to US$535 billion in 2016.

Overall, the value of electronic circuit component exports were up by an average 20.9% for all exporting countries since 2012 when electronic circuit component shipments were valued at $442.4 billion. The year-over-year increase was 5.4% from 2015 to 2016.

Among continents, Asian countries accounted for the highest dollar worth of exported electronic circuit components during 2016 with shipments valued at $455.8 billion or 85.2% of total electronic circuit component exports. In second place were European exporters with a 7.6% share while 7.1% of worldwide electronic circuit components shipments originated from North America.

The 4-digit Harmonized Tariff System code prefix is 8542 for electronic integrated circuits and microassemblies including related parts.

Electronic Circuit Component Exports by Country

Countries

Below are the 15 countries that exported the highest dollar value worth of electronic circuit components during 2016:

  1. Hong Kong: US$99.5 billion (18.6% of exported electronic circuit components)
  2. Taiwan: $78.2 billion (14.6%)
  3. Singapore: $71.8 billion (13.4%)
  4. China: $62.3 billion (11.6%)
  5. South Korea: $52.3 billion (9.8%)
  6. United States: $35.1 billion (6.6%)
  7. Malaysia: $26.6 billion (5%)
  8. Japan: $24.1 billion (4.5%)
  9. Philippines: $14.8 billion (2.8%)
  10. Vietnam: $14.6 billion (2.7%)
  11. Germany: $12.2 billion (2.3%)
  12. Thailand: $7.7 billion (1.4%)
  13. France: $6.7 billion (1.3%)
  14. Netherlands: $6.2 billion (1.2%)
  15. Ireland: $6.2 billion (1.2%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 96.9% of global electronic circuit component exports in 2016 by value.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing electronic circuit component exporters since 2012 were: Vietnam (up 644.9%), Ireland (up 343.8%), Hong Kong (up 66.8%) and Philippines (up 53.8%).

Three countries posted declines in their exported electronic circuit component sales: Japan (down -21.3%), France (down -10.4%) and Singapore (down -4%).

Advantages

The following countries posted the highest positive net exports for electronic circuit components 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 electronic circuit components and its import purchases for that same commodity.

  1. Taiwan: US$41.9 billion (net export surplus up 60% since 2012)
  2. South Korea: $22.4 billion (up 40.4%)
  3. Singapore: $18.5 billion (down -11.2%)
  4. Japan: $7.1 billion (down -46%)
  5. Ireland: $5.7 billion (up 573.4%)
  6. United States: $4.4 billion (down -36%)
  7. Philippines: $2.5 billion (down -326.5%)
  8. France: $2.3 billion (up 10.6%)
  9. Vietnam: $2.1 billion (down -139.6%)
  10. Malaysia: $1.7 billion (up 820.5%)
  11. Netherlands: $1.1 billion (up 28.3%)
  12. Israel: $736.6 million (down -1.6%)
  13. Malta: $158.5 million (down -59.8%)
  14. Somalia: $17.7 million (down -891.7%)
  15. Bulgaria: $15.4 million (up 144%)

Taiwan has the highest surplus in the international trade of electronic circuit components. In turn, this positive cashflow confirms strong Taiwanese competitive advantages for this specific product category.

Opportunities

The following countries posted the highest negative net exports for electronic circuit components 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 electronic circuit components purchases and its exports for that same commodity.

  1. China: -US$166.2 billion (net export deficit up 19.4% since 2012)
  2. Hong Kong: -$18.4 billion (up 61.1%)
  3. Mexico: -$13.2 billion (up 29.3%)
  4. Brazil: -$2.8 billion (down -32.3%)
  5. Hungary: -$2 billion (up 19.3%)
  6. Poland: -$1.8 billion (up 7.8%)
  7. Thailand: -$1.8 billion (down -26.9%)
  8. India: -$1.6 billion (down -19.6%)
  9. Germany: -$1.4 billion (up 297.4%)
  10. Indonesia: -$1.1 billion (down -15%)
  11. Czech Republic: -$1 billion (down -29.7%)
  12. Romania: -$943.3 million (up 46.3%)
  13. Russia: -$920.7 million (up 126.1%)
  14. Canada: -$911.2 million (down -20.4%)
  15. Slovakia: -$485.2 million (up 3.4%)

China incurred the highest deficit in the international trade of electronic circuit components–not surprising when one considers the People’s Republic’s leading role in producing fully assembled computer products. In turn, this negative cashflow highlights Chinese competitive disadvantages for this specific product category but also signals opportunities for electronic circuit components-supplying countries that help satisfy the powerful demand.

Companies

Integrated Circuit Manufacturers

Below are global integrated circuit manufacturing companies that represent established players engaged in the international electronic circuit components trade. The headquarters country for each business is shown within parenthesis.

  • Advanced Micro Devices (United States)
  • CML Microcircuits UK Ltd (United Kingdom)
  • EnSilica (United Kingdom)
  • Ferranti Computer Systems (Belgium)
  • Fujitsu (Japan)
  • Hitachi (Japan)
  • Integrated Device Techology (United States)
  • Intel (United States)
  • MediaTek (Taiwan)
  • MicroSystems International (Canada)
  • Nordic Semiconductor (Norway)
  • NXP Semiconductors (Netherlands)
  • Plessey (United Kingdom)
  • Renesas Electronics (Japan)








Searchable List of Electronic Circuit Components Exporting Countries

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RankExporter2016 Electronic Circuit Component Exports% World Total
1.Hong KongUS$99.5 billion18.6%
2.Taiwan$78.2 billion14.6%
3.Singapore$71.8 billion13.4%
4.China$62.3 billion11.6%
5.South Korea$52.3 billion9.8%
6.United States$35.1 billion6.6%
7.Malaysia$26.6 billion5%
8.Japan$24.1 billion4.5%
9.Philippines$14.8 billion2.8%
10.Vietnam$14.6 billion2.7%
11.Germany$12.2 billion2.3%
12.Thailand$7.7 billion1.4%
13.France$6.7 billion1.3%
14.Netherlands$6.2 billion1.2%
15.Ireland$6.2 billion1.2%
16.Israel$3.5 billion0.6%
17.Mexico$1.8 billion0.3%
18.United Kingdom$1.6 billion0.3%
19.Czech Republic$1.3 billion0.3%
20.Italy$1.1 billion0.2%
21.Canada$974.4 million0.2%
22.Austria$815.6 million0.2%
23.Belgium$712.6 million0.1%
24.Poland$577.3 million0.1%
25.Switzerland$500.9 million0.1%
26.Spain$384 million0.1%
27.Indonesia$368.1 million0.1%
28.Finland$355.8 million0.1%
29.Malta$321.6 million0.1%
30.Hungary$287.5 million0.1%
31.Portugal$247.1 million0.0%
32.Denmark$225.8 million0.0%
33.Bulgaria$198.1 million0.0%
34.Slovakia$195.9 million0.0%
35.Sweden$177.1 million0.0%
36.Romania$70.9 million0.01%
37.Estonia$62.2 million0.01%
38.Australia$60 million0.01%
39.Tunisia$56.7 million0.01%
40.Belarus$55.6 million0.01%
41.Russia$55.1 million0.01%
42.India$49.1 million0.01%
43.Morocco$48.9 million0.01%
44.Brazil$39.8 million0.01%
45.Norway$38.1 million0.01%
46.United Arab Emirates$35.7 million0.01%
47.Costa Rica$35.1 million0.01%
48.Latvia$31.7 million0.01%
49.Saudi Arabia$24.9 million0.005%
50.Somalia$17.7 million0.003%
51.Turkey$16.5 million0.003%
52.Lithuania$15.1 million0.003%
53.Slovenia$14.5 million0.003%
54.South Africa$14.3 million0.003%
55.Namibia$12.5 million0.002%
56.Kenya$12.1 million0.002%
57.Iran$12 million0.002%
58.Greece$10.9 million0.002%
59.Sri Lanka$9.9 million0.002%
60.North Korea$9.1 million0.002%
61.New Zealand$7.7 million0.001%
62.Luxembourg$6.9 million0.001%
63.Croatia$5 million0.001%
64.Andorra$5 million0.001%
65.Ukraine$3.8 million0.001%
66.Mongolia$3.3 million0.001%
67.Yemen$3.1 million0.001%
68.Egypt$2.9 million0.001%
69.Macao$2.8 million0.001%
70.Panama$2.2 million0.0004%
71.Colombia$2.1 million0.0004%
72.Cayman Islands$2 million0.0004%
73.Pakistan$1.9 million0.0004%
74.Cambodia$1.9 million0.0004%
75.Kazakhstan$1.8 million0.0003%
76.Chile$1.7 million0.0003%
77.Serbia$1.6 million0.0003%
78.US Minor Outlying Is$1.6 million0.0003%
79.Macedonia$1.5 million0.0003%
80.Mali$1.2 million0.0002%
81.Guatemala$1.2 million0.0002%
82.Tanzania$959,0000.0002%
83.Argentina$938,0000.0002%
84.Tuvalu$882,0000.0002%
85.Trinidad/Tobago$754,0000.0001%
86.Peru$736,0000.0001%
87.Lebanon$599,0000.0001%
88.Myanmar (Burma)$577,0000.0001%
89.Swaziland$570,0000.0001%
90.Br. Indian Ocean Territory$545,0000.0001%
91.Vanuatu$516,0000.0001%
92.Uzbekistan$502,0000.0001%
93.Venezuela$499,0000.0001%
94.Curaçao$490,0000.0001%
95.Honduras$465,0000.0001%
96.Algeria$407,0000.0001%
97.Laos$366,0000.0001%
98.Qatar$319,0000.0001%
99.Dominican Republic$314,0000.0001%
100.Moldova$305,0000.0001%
101.Congo$275,0000.0001%
102.Malawi$272,0000.0001%
103.Nepal$242,0000.00005%
104.Bangladesh$239,0000.00004%
105.Turks/Caicos Islands$234,0000.00004%
106.Nauru$230,0000.00004%
107.Timor-Leste$222,0000.00004%
108.El Salvador$218,0000.00004%
109.Georgia$211,0000.00004%
110.French Polynesia$195,0000.00004%
111.Ghana$194,0000.00004%
112.Armenia$188,0000.00004%
113.Angola$188,0000.00004%
114.Ecuador$177,0000.00003%
115.Tajikistan$177,0000.00003%
116.Nigeria$174,0000.00003%
117.Côte d'Ivoire$150,0000.00003%
118.Cuba$147,0000.00003%
119.Cyprus$141,0000.00003%
120.Uruguay$119,0000.00002%
121.Afghanistan$116,0000.00002%
122.Botswana$112,0000.00002%
123.Saint Helena$111,0000.00002%
124.Papua New Guinea$102,0000.00002%
125.Turkmenistan$98,0000.00002%
126.Albania$92,0000.00002%
127.Jordan$92,0000.00002%
128.Gabon$84,0000.00002%
129.Netherlands Antilles$84,0000.00002%
130.Bahamas$81,0000.00002%
131.Chad$80,0000.00001%
132.Madagascar$80,0000.00001%
133.South Sudan$75,0000.00001%
134.Mozambique$70,0000.00001%
135.Haiti$69,0000.00001%
136.New Caledonia$59,0000.00001%
137.Kuwait$57,0000.00001%
138.Bosnia/Herzegovina$55,0000.00001%
139.Aruba$50,0000.00001%
140.Senegal$45,0000.00001%
141.Nicaragua$44,0000.00001%
142.Saint Kitts/Nevis$43,0000.00001%
143.Azerbaijan$40,0000.00001%
144.Cocos (Keeling) Is$36,0000.00001%
145.Marshall Islands$34,0000.00001%
146.Wallis/Futuna Is$31,0000.00001%
147.Uganda$30,0000.00001%
148.Saint Lucia$30,0000.00001%
149.Montserrat$28,0000.00001%
150.Bahrain$28,0000.00001%
151.Paraguay$26,0000.000005%
152.British Virgin Is$24,0000.000004%
153.Cook Islands$24,0000.000004%
154.Guinea$24,0000.000004%
155.Rwanda$23,0000.000004%
156.Christmas Island$22,0000.000004%
157.Sao Tome/Principe$21,0000.000004%
158.Barbados$20,0000.000004%
159.Jamaica$20,0000.000004%
160.Iceland$20,0000.000004%
161.Democratic Rep. Congo$19,0000.000004%
162.Brunei Darussalam$18,0000.000003%
163.Palau$18,0000.000003%
164.Montenegro$15,0000.000003%
165.Mauritius$14,0000.000003%
166.Faroe Islands$14,0000.000003%
167.Pitcairn$14,0000.000003%
168.Seychelles$11,0000.000002%
169.Northern Mariana Is$10,0000.000002%
170.Kyrgyzstan$10,0000.000002%
171.Grenada$9,0000.000002%
172.Liberia$7,0000.000001%
173.Fiji$7,0000.000001%
174.Gibraltar$7,0000.000001%
175.Kiribati$7,0000.000001%
176.Comoros$7,0000.000001%
177.Solomon Islands$6,0000.000001%
178.Bolivia$5,0000.000001%
179.Dominica$5,0000.000001%
180.Anguilla$5,0000.000001%
181.Syria$5,0000.000001%
182.Zambia$5,0000.000001%
183.Tokelau$4,0000.000001%
184.Sudan$4,0000.000001%
185.Suriname$4,0000.000001%
186.Ethiopia$4,0000.000001%
187.Bonaire/St Eustatius/Saba$4,0000.000001%
188.Oman$3,0000.000001%
189.Iraq$3,0000.000001%
190.St. Pierre/Miquelon$3,0000.000001%
191.St Vincent/Grenadines$2,0000.0000004%
192.Burkina Faso$2,0000.0000004%
193.Micronesia$2,0000.0000004%
194.Belize$2,0000.0000004%
195.Cameroon$2,0000.0000004%
196.Falkland Is (Malvinas)$1,0000.0000002%
197.Djibouti$1,0000.0000002%
198.Niger$1,0000.0000002%
199.Gambia$1,0000.0000002%
200.Palestine$1,0000.0000002%


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The World Factbook, Field Listing: Exports – Commodities, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on June 30, 2017

Trade Map, International Trade Centre. Accessed on June 30, 2017

Investopedia, Net Exports Definition. Accessed on June 30, 2017

Wikipedia, List of integrated circuit manufacturers. Accessed on June 30, 2017