Overseas shipments of laptop PCs and palm-top organizers climbed by 26 percent to 571 million units in 2021, marking the third year in a row of growth after four years of decline. Overall, overall exports climbed significantly from 2011 to 2021, with volume increasing at an average annual rate of +6.1 percent during the prior decade. Exports increased at an average annual rate of +6.1 percent during the previous decade, rising from $194.5 billion in 2011 to $223.9 billion in 2021.
China leads the laptop export structure, accounting for 440 million units in 2021, accounting for over 77 percent of total volume. It was closely followed by the Netherlands (35 million units), which accounted for 6.2 percent of total sales. The United States (16 million units), Germany (14 million units), Hong Kong SAR (11 million units), and the Czech Republic (9 million units) accounted for a modest portion of overall exports. APPLY FOR FREE DATA
In terms of value, China ($154.9B) continues to be the world’s biggest laptop supplier, accounting for 69 percent of global supply. The Netherlands ($21.7 billion) came in second in the list, accounting for 9.7 percent of worldwide exports. Germany came in second, with a 3.6 percent stake. APPLY FOR FREE DATA
From 2011 through 2021, China’s laptop exports increased at an annual pace of +3.9 percent on average. The average yearly rates in the other nations were as follows: the Netherlands (+3.1 percent per year) and Germany (+5.3 percent per year).
Country-specific Export Prices
In 2021, the average laptop export price was $392 per unit, a -8.6 percent decrease from the previous year. The average pricing differed significantly across the main exporting nations. The Czech Republic had the highest price ($621 per unit) in 2021, while China had one of the lowest ($352 per unit). From 2011 to 2021, Hong Kong SAR witnessed the highest rate of price rise, while the other global leaders experienced varied patterns in export pricing numbers.
Country-by-country Ranking of Laptop Importers
In 2021, the United States (138 million units) and Poland (97 million units) were the world’s largest importers of laptop PCs and palm-top organizers, accounting for around 41 percent of overall sales. The Netherlands (41 million units) came in second, followed by Germany (31M units). All of these nations together accounted for around 13% of total imports. Japan (20 million units), the United Kingdom (17 million units), Hong Kong SAR (16 million units), India (14 million units), France (13 million units), Turkey (12 million units), Canada (11 million units), the Czech Republic (10 million units), and Italy (9.4 million units) accounted for a small portion of total purchases.
In terms of value, the United States ($59.8 billion) is the world’s biggest market for imported laptop PCs and palm-top organizers, accounting for 27% of global supply. The Netherlands ($24.3 billion) came in second in the list, accounting for 11% of worldwide imports. It was followed by Germany, which had an 8% share.