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1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2005  
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Contents >> Manufacturing >> Leading producers in selected industries

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) provides a range of statistical indicators to facilitate international comparisons relating to the manufacturing industry.

Table 18.19 lists the world's leading producers, excluding China, the former USSR and eastern Europe, in selected manufacturing industries in 2002. Globally, many manufacturing industries were dominated by the United States of America. Of the countries included in the UNIDO statistics, Australia was the eleventh largest producer of food products and beverages in 2002, accounting for 1.9% of measured world production. Australia was ranked nineth in the manufacture of basic metals, producing 2.5% of world production in 2002. In printing and publishing, Australia was ranked tenth. Other industries in which Australia was ranked in the top 15 producers in the countries included in the UNIDO statistics are listed in table 18.19.


18.19 LEADING PRODUCERS IN SELECTED INDUSTRIES - 2002

Country or areaRank
Percentage(a)

FOOD PRODUCTS AND BEVERAGES

Japan1
18.4
United States of America2
17.6
Germany3
6.7
Australia11
1.9

WOOD AND CORK PRODUCTS

United States of America1
36.3
Germany2
7.4
Japan3
7.2
Australia11
1.8

PRINTING AND PUBLISHING

United States of America1
28.0
Japan2
20.1
Germany3
10.0
Australia10
1.6

BASIC METALS

Japan1
24.8
United States of America2
16.9
Germany3
7.7
Australia9
2.5

METAL PRODUCTS

United States of America1
25.5
Japan2
13.6
Germany3
13.0
Australianot in top 15
n.a.

TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT

United States of America1
26.9
Japan2
19.5
Germany3
11.8
Australia15
0.9

(a) In world total value added (excluding eastern Europe, the former USSR, and China (but including Hong Kong and Taiwan)) at constant 1995 prices.

Source: United Nations Industrial Development Organization, 'International Yearbook of Industrial Statistics, 2004'.


Graph 18.20 shows the manufacturing value added (MVA) for 2001 of selected countries. MVA is a measure of the contribution to GDP the manufacturing industry makes. Australian MVA, contributing 12% to GDP, is lower than many other industrialised countries.

Graph 18.20: SHARE OF MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED(a) IN GDP, Selected countries - 2001


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