Trade in Telecommunication Equipment and Services
Telecommunications trade in the OECD area reached a historical peak in 2006 at USD 378.6 billion, then declined slightly in 2007. Korea, the United States and Germany remained the major exporters within the OECD area. China continues to grab a growing share of the world's telecommunication exports. Smaller economies like Finland, Hungary and Sweden managed to develop and maintain their strong comparative advantage in this sector's foreign trade. Telecommunication trade data for 2007 are estimations, following a major change in the trade statistical system of classification.
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Document Type: Review Article
Publication date: August 1, 2009