Global manufacturing: value added by country and region over time?

This data-file estimates the GDP generated by manufacturing across 200 countries, each year from 1960-2019.

The data are derived from international organizations, government statistics and technical papers, and then extensively cleaned.

Our conclusion is that policies have long-term consequences. The largest decline is in former Soviet countries, which have lost c15pp of market share from peak. Conversely, China has risen from 1% to 30% of global manufacturing over the same period.

The US and Europe have declined from c65% of global manufacturing in 1960 to c35%, as absolute value add from manufacturing has effectively stagnated since 2000. The data may be worth considering, as energy policies intensify.

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