Which Country Exports the Most Telephones and Videophones in the World?

Communication Equipment May 28, 2018
Author: Anna Sergeeva
Market Analyst

In 2016, the amount of telephone exported worldwide totaled 1.1M tonnes, picking up by 13% against the previous year level. In general, telephone exports continue to indicate a remarkable increase. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2008, when exports increased by 248% year-to-year. In that year, global telephone exports attained its maximum volume of 2M tonnes. From 2009 to 2016, growth of global telephone exports failed to regain its strength.

In value terms, telephone exports totaled $776B in 2016. Overall, telephone exports continue to indicate a prominent growth. In that year, global telephone exports attained its maximum level, and are likely to continue its growth in the immediate term.

Top Telephone Exporting Countries in the World

1. Romania (nan USD)

2. South Korea (141,806,936,443.0 USD)

3. Sweden (23,049,101,867.0 USD)

4. Finland (21,187,786,739.2 USD)

5. United Kingdom (12,221,580,987.1 USD)

6. Czech Republic (10,845,487,187.0 USD)

7. Japan (8,467,200,563.7 USD)

8. Netherlands (7,781,233,075.8 USD)

9. Poland (5,260,971,053.3 USD)

10. Italy (1,715,138,765.4 USD)

11. Indonesia (1,145,351,888.1 USD)

12. Tunisia (1,015,069,837.8 USD)

Telephone Exports By Country

In 2016, the Netherlands (269K tonnes), distantly followed by South Korea (139K tonnes), Sweden (124K tonnes), Japan (124K tonnes), Finland (80K tonnes), Czech Republic (63K tonnes), and Romania (54K tonnes) were the largest exporters of telephone, together constituting 77% of total exports. The UK (43K tonnes), Italy (40K tonnes), Poland (33K tonnes), Indonesia (31K tonnes), and Tunisia (19K tonnes) followed a long way behind this figure.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of telephone exports, among the main exporting countries, was attained by Tunisia (+31.5% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, Sweden ($23B), Romania (UNKNOWN) and South Korea ($142B) constituted the countries with the highest levels of exports in 2016, together comprising -% of global exports.

Romania (nan% per year) had the highest rates of growth with regard to the telephone exports, among the main exporting countries, over the last 9 year period, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Telephone Export Prices By Country

In 2016, the average export price for telephone amounted to $699 per kg, rising by 3% against the previous year. In general, telephone export price continues to indicate a remarkable expansion. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2009, when export increased by 262% y-o-y. Global telephone export peaked in 2016, and is likely to see steady growth in the immediate term.

Average export prices varied noticeably amongst major exporting countries. In 2016, the country with the highest export prices was Romania (UNKNOWN), while the Netherlands ($29 per kg) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of telephone export prices was attained by Romania (nan% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

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All data provided in this article covers the following product: HS Code 8517 - Telephone sets, including telephones for cellular networks or for other wireless networks; other apparatus for the transmission or reception of voice, images or other data (including wired/wireless networks), excluding items of 8443, 8525, 8527, or 8528.

Source: World: Telephones And Videophones - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025