TOKYO — The Japan Electronics & Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA) has compiled global electronics production statistics.
"There is no statistics of this kind. We'll continue compiling the statistics every year and hope that the world electronics industry can make use of them," said Naoyuki Akikusa, chairman of Fujitsu Ltd., and acting JEITA chairman.
The statistics reveal that global IT production, including electronic equipment, components and devices and IT totaled 184 trillion or $1.67 trillion in 2005. The estimate was based on an exchange rate of 110 to $1.
Global electronics equipment production totaled 90 trillion ($818 billion); production of electronic components and devices totaled 50.3 trillion ($457 billion). Meanwhile, electronics hardware production totaled 140 trillion ($1.27 trillion) in 2005 while global IT solution services reached 44 trillion, or $400 billion.
Japan contributed 24 percent of the world total, 44 trillion yen or $400 billion. In the electronic equipment category, Japan had a high profile in audio/visual equipment production, which was 15 trillion yen ($136 billion), 48 percent of the worldfs 140 trillion yen. Japan, however, had a low profile in PC and related equipment filed, contributing 18 percent of the total 41 trillion yen ($373 billion) production.
The committee estimated that total 2006 production will increase by 6.6 percent to 196 trillion ($1.78 trillion). The Japanese industry is estimated to account for 46 trillion ($418 billion).
JEITA's statistics were based on national production statistics and interviews conducted by the association.