New report spotlights US

A new report values the US toy manufacturing market at $3.8bn.
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The Research and Markets report on Doll, Toy, and Game Manufacturing Industry in the US and its Foreign Trade (1997-2009) includes 149 pages of research information.

In addition to the detailed explanations of the provided statistical data, there are 112 charts, 18 tables, and maps to illustrate the content.

It features 10 years of data from government and private statistical resources.

According to the report the industry’s revenue for the year 2006 was approximately $3,850,000,000. Other top-line statistics include:

• The total import export value for the year 2006 was $20,345,669,000.

• There were 170 countries that conducted foreign trade with the U.S. in 2006, same as year 2005.

• The top trading countries were: China, $15.5bn (76.35%); Canada, $1.2bn (6.10%); Japan, $945.3m (4.65%); Mexico, $763.4m (3.75%); and Hong Kong, $301.9m (1.48%).

• Their combined total represents approximately 92% of all imports and exports.

• The total import value for the year 2006 was $16.9bn. This represents a 4.5% increase from year 2005.

• The U.S. had imported industry related merchandises from 123 countries in 2006.

• The top importing countries were: China, $14.5bn (85.98%); Japan, $885.9m (5.22%); Mexico, $312.1m (1.84%); Hong Kong, $174.1m (1.03%); and Taiwan, $169.1m (1.0%). Their combined total represents approximately 95% of import from all countries.

The total export value for the year 2006 was $2.3bn. This represents a 37.1% increase from year 2005. The US had exported industry related merchandises to 157 countries in 2006. The top exporting countries were: Canada, $1.1bn (48.11%); Mexico, $447.3m (18.99%); Hong Kong, $111.5m (4.73%); UK, $86.2m (3.66%); and Australia, $56.5m (2.40%). Their combined total represents approximately 78% of export to all countries.

Adding the import and subtracting the export, the total US consumption value of the industry for the year was $18,466,000,000.



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