Globally, computer accessories exports by country totaled US$124 billion in 2017.
That dollar amount reflects -3.5% drop for all computer accessories shippers over the five-year period starting in 2013 when computer accessories shipments were valued at $128.5 billion. Year over year, the overall value of computer accessories exports increased by 14.3% from 2016 to 2017.
From a continental perspective, Asian countries generated the highest dollar worth of exported computer accessories during 2017 with shipments valued at $86.5 billion or more than two-thirds (69.7%) of the global total. In second place were European exporters at 15.7% while 14.2% of worldwide computer accessories shipments originated from North America.
Smaller percentages trace back to Oceania (0.2%), Latin America excluding Mexico but including the Caribbean (0.06%) and Africa (0.05%).
The 4-digit Harmonized Tariff System code prefix is 8473 for computer parts and accessories other than covers and carrying cases.
Below are the 15 countries that exported the highest dollar value worth of computer accessories during 2017.
- China: US$32.9 billion (26.6% of total computer accessories exports)
- Hong Kong: $24.1 billion (19.4%)
- United States: $16.1 billion (13%)
- Netherlands: $8.1 billion (6.6%)
- South Korea: $7.6 billion (6.1%)
- Taiwan: $6.3 billion (5.1%)
- Singapore: $4.6 billion (3.7%)
- Germany: $3.9 billion (3.1%)
- Thailand: $2.9 billion (2.3%)
- Malaysia: $2.6 billion (2.1%)
- Japan: $1.8 billion (1.4%)
- Vietnam: $1.5 billion (1.2%)
- United Kingdom: $1.5 billion (1.2%)
- Philippines: $1.3 billion (1%)
- Mexico: $1 billion (0.8%)
By value, the listed 15 countries shipped 93.6% of total exported computer accessories in 2017.
Among the top exporters, the fastest-growing computer accessories exporters since 2013 were: Vietnam (up 327.8%), South Korea (up 70.3%), Germany (up 43%) and Mexico (up 27.5%).
Those countries that posted declines in their exported computer accessories sales were led by: Malaysia (down -51.2%), Singapore (down -36.1%), Philippines (down -35.5%), Thailand (down -27.1%) and Japan (down -23.6%).
The following countries posted the highest positive net exports for computer accessories 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 accessories and its import purchases for that same commodity.
- China: US$18.3 billion (net export surplus up 58.6% since 2013)
- Hong Kong: $4.7 billion (up 15.4%)
- South Korea: $4.5 billion (up 79.9%)
- Netherlands: $3.8 billion (down -42.1%)
- Taiwan: $3.4 billion (down -18.4%)
- Thailand: $814.7 million (up 2.5%)
- Malaysia: $556 million (down -68.7%)
- Denmark: $126.1 million (reversing a -$61.2 million deficit)
- Vietnam: $114.9 million (reversing a -$700.3 million deficit)
- Cambodia: $44.2 million (reversing a -$2.1 million deficit)
- Israel: $42.7 million (up 559.3%)
- Malta: $5.7 million (reversing a -$863,000 deficit)
- Slovenia: $3.7 million (reversing a -$5.5 million deficit)
- Palau: $274,000 (no 2013 data)
- Christmas Island: $118,000 (reversing a -$125,000 deficit)
The People’s Republic of China has the highest surplus in the international trade of computer accessories. In turn, this positive cashflow confirms strong Chinese competitive advantage for this specific product category.
The following countries posted the highest negative net exports for computer accessories 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 accessories purchases and its exports for that same commodity.
- United States: -US$6.9 billion (net export deficit up 1,309% since 2013)
- Mexico: -$5 billion (up 5.6%)
- Philippines: -$3.6 billion (up 1878.8%)
- Germany: -$2 billion (up 22.8%)
- Czech Republic: -$1.6 billion (up 52.7%)
- Poland: -$1.4 billion (up 61.5%)
- Japan: -$1.2 billion (up 17.7%)
- Russia: -$1.1 billion (up 186.4%)
- Brazil: -$964.2 million (down -54.9%)
- India: -$906.1 million (down -34.8%)
- Hungary: -$734.2 million (up 12.1%)
- France: -$714.5 million (down -12.2%)
- United Kingdom: -$703.5 million (down -40.5%)
- Spain: -$636.1 million (up 44.2%)
- United Arab Emirates: -$525.7 million (reversing a $217 million surplus)
Overtaking Mexico in 2017, the United States of America incurred the highest deficit in the international trade of computer accessories. In turn, this negative cashflow highlights America’s competitive disadvantage for this specific product category but also signals opportunities for computer accessories-supplying countries that help satisfy the powerful demand.
Computer Accessories Exporting Companies
Below are global computer accessories-processing businesses that manufacture computer peripherals and accessories including webcams. The home country for each corporation’s headquarters is shown within parenthesis.
- BTC Behavior Tech Computer (Taiwan)
- Canon Inc. (Japan)
- Creative Technology Limited (Singapore)
- KYE Systems Corp. (Taiwan)
- Hama GmbH & Co KG (Germany)
- HP Hewlett-Packard Company (United States)
- Lenovo Group Ltd. (China)
- Logitech International SA (Switzerland)
- Sabrent (United States)