Manufacturing in the world regions

Manufacturing in the world regions, bln. $
Americas309.3815.01 403.72 064.92 769.03 059.4
Asia100.3450.01 192.31 668.54 623.15 645.4
Europe407.11 299.21 771.21 609.42 724.82 638.6
World841.22 659.54 491.25 478.210 426.711 681.1

Manufacturing in the world regions, % in the world manufacturing

Manufacturing per capita in the world regions, $
Americas596.11 317.91 932.02 459.62 937.23 087.3
Asia48.5175.2372.2449.21 108.81 285.0
Europe578.51 731.02 457.52 210.73 696.23 564.1
Oceania578.61 634.41 879.41 778.83 161.32 595.7
World228.6599.5846.4894.31 505.01 589.8
Picture. Structure of manufacturing by the world regions, 2015, %

Manufacturing per capita

Average rates of manufacturing per capita in the world, $
average of above-average727.51 931.13 329.54 211.64 884.93 573.6
average228.6599.5846.4894.31 505.01 589.8
average of below-average41.7134.2241.3180.8655.2396.5
Picture. Manufacturing per capita in the world

Kushnir's square in manufacturing

Kushnir's square (manufacturing, 2015)size (share in the world manufacturing)Total
< 0.1%0.1-1%1-10%10+%
Small economiesAverages economiesRegional leadersGlobal leaders
quality (manufacturing per capita, times global average)2.2+High developed 49.8%
1-2.2Developed 33.2%
0.25-1Developing  10.7%
< 0.25Least developed  5%

Manufacturing in top 5 countries

Manufacturing in top 5 countries, bln. $
China1 925.02 972.7
United States251.1588.51 048.51 555.31 830.62 170.3
Japan69.0291.5786.51 030.81 114.0810.1
South Korea1.514.068.7146.1304.3369.6
World841.22 659.54 491.25 478.210 426.711 681.1

Manufacturing in top 5 countries, % in the world manufacturing
United States29.922.123.328.417.618.6
South Korea0.180.531.

Manufacturing per capita in top 5 countries, $
China1 435.52 160.3
United States1 198.82 563.24 146.85 497.75 907.56 744.8
Japan665.72 514.86 433.38 199.98 749.76 400.7
Germany860.93 267.75 698.24 935.58 482.88 557.7
South Korea49.1374.51 599.43 161.96 198.67 348.4
World228.6599.5846.4894.31 505.01 589.8
Picture. Structure of manufacturing by top 5 countries, 2015, %

Methodology of manufacturing

D - Manufacturing

Manufacturing comprises units engaged in the physical or chemical transformation of materials, substances, or components into new products. The materials, substances, or components transformed are raw materials that are products of agriculture, forestry, fishing, mining or quarrying as well as products of other manufacturing activities.

The units in the manufacturing section are often described as plants, factories or mills and characteristically use power-driven machines and materials-handling equipment. However, units that transform materials or substances into new products by hand or in the worker's home and those engaged in selling to the general public products made on the same premises from which they are sold, such as bakeries and custom tailors, are also included in this section.

Manufacturing units may process materials or may contract with other units to process their materials for them. Both types of units are included in manufacturing.

The new product of a manufacturing unit may be finished in the sense that it is ready for utilization or consumption, or it may be semi-finished in the sense that it is to become an input for further manufacturing. For example, the product of the alumina refinery is the input used in the primary production of aluminium; primary aluminium is the input to an aluminium wire drawing plant; and aluminium wire is the input for a fabricated wire product manufacturing unit.

Assembly of the component parts of manufactured products is considered manufacturing. This includes the assembly of manufactured products from either self-produced or purchased components. Assembly of self-produced prefabricated components of constructions at the construction site is classified as manufacturing when the manufacturing and assembly are integrated activities. When the assembly is performed by separate units, the activity is appropriately classified in division 45 (Construction). Therefore, assembly on the site of not self-produced prefabricated, integral parts into bridges, water tanks, storage and warehouse facilities, railroad and elevated rights of way, lift and escalator, plumbing, sprinkler, central heating, ventilating and air conditioning, lighting, electrical and telecommunications wiring systems of buildings, and all kinds of structures, is classified in Construction.

This Section is divided into the following Divisions:

  1. Manufacture of food products and beverages
  2. Manufacture of tobacco products
  3. Manufacture of textiles
  4. Manufacture of wearing apparel; dressing and dyeing of fur
  5. Tanning and dressing of leather; manufacture of luggage, handbags, saddlery, harness and footwear
  6. Manufacture of wood and of products of wood and cork, except furniture; manufacture of articles of straw and plaiting materials
  7. Manufacture of paper and paper products
  8. Publishing, printing and reproduction of recorded media
  9. Manufacture of coke, refined petroleum products and nuclear fuel
  10. Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products
  11. Manufacture of rubber and plastics products
  12. Manufacture of other non-metallic mineral products
  13. Manufacture of basic metals
  14. Manufacture of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment
  15. Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c.
  16. Manufacture of office, accounting and computing machinery
  17. Manufacture of electrical machinery and apparatus n.e.c.
  18. Manufacture of radio, television and communication equipment and apparatus
  19. Manufacture of medical, precision and optical instruments, watches and clocks
  20. Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers
  21. Manufacture of other transport equipment
  22. Manufacture of furniture; manufacturing n.e.c.
  23. Recycling

Source: International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities. ISIC Rev. 3.1