Manufacturing: comparisons of manufacturing in the UK and other major economies since 1970 using UN data.Jump to full report >>
This note uses UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) data to compare manufacturing in different countries. The most recent data from this source are for 2015.
This was above the other major Asian manufacturing nations: South Korea (29%), China (27%), Indonesia (22%), Japan (19%) and India (16%).
In the UK, manufacturing accounted for 10% of the economy.
The USA was the world’s largest manufacturer between 1970 and 2013. It is now the second biggest, having been overtaken by China in 2014.
Commons Briefing papers SN05809
Author: Chris Rhodes