[OPE-L] Statistics of world manufacturing value-added

From: Jurriaan Bendien (adsl675281@TISCALI.NL)
Date: Wed Nov 08 2006 - 15:00:39 EST

For the would-be researcher, UNIDO has a detailed database on manufacturing
statistics, from which you can get manufacturing output, import-export,
wages and manufacturing fixed investment data in US dollar terms, classified
by sector, for comparative purposes. Here's a clip:

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 7 (IPS) - The world's fastest growing developing
nations, including China, India and South Africa, contributed significantly
to the rise in world industrial output last year, according to the
Vienna-based U.N. Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO). (...)

Over a 23-year period, China's share in world industrial output rose from
2.2 percent to 6.9 percent; India's share increased from 0.9 percent to 1.2
percent; while South Africa remained stagnant at 0.5 percent. Brazil
registered a decline in industrial output from 2.5 to 2.1 percent, but still
remained in the world's top 10 economies, ahead of Canada (1.9 percent),
according to the latest figures released by UNIDO.

South Korea and Mexico, two developing countries which have joined the ranks
of industrial nations and are now members of the Paris-based Organisation
for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), had 3.4 percent and 1.1
percent share of world industrial output respectively -- although they were
not in the top 10 back in 1990.

The impact of China's economic and export growth on international product
markets and trade flows is already visible, and according to a recent OECD
survey, China is now set to lead world exports by 2010. Currently, the
largest share of world industrial output is held by the United States (23.3
percent), followed by Japan (18.2 percent) and Germany (7.4 percent). China
ranks fourth with 6.9 percent. (...)

Complete text: http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=35402
See also http://www.unido.org/doc/3474

So where to now with the "deindustrialisation" thesis?

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