Which Countries Produce the Most Dolls and Toys?

Games And Toys February 20, 2017
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

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Dolls and toys production reached 40,000 million USD in 2015, with a positive dynamic being recorded over the last few years. The gradual increase over the period from 2011 to 2015 was followed by a slight decline in 2009, and strong growth in 2010. From 2007 to 2015, global doll and toy market production increased with an annual rate of growth of +8.8%. In physical terms, production surged by 26% in 2015, accounting for 5,234 thousand tonnes, followed by a 15% decline the previous year.

According to market research conducted by IndexBox, China was the key world dolls and toys producing country, with an output of about 28,000 million USD in 2015, accounting for 70% of total global production. The other major producers were the U.S. (2%), and Canada (2%).

In China, production levels increased by +18.5% annually from 2007 to 2015, largely as a result of the country's concentration of large-scale production capacity. A significant increase in production figures over the past eight year period was also recorded in Viet Nam (+24.9%), another Asian country, which, along with China, is one of the key producing regions in Asia. Over the period under review, Japan registered a more modest rate of growth (+4.6%).

Relocating production facilities to Asia has resulted in reduced output in various developed countries, such as the U.S. and Canada, when production levels decreased by -7.8% and -11.8%, respectively, year on year from 2007 to 2015.

Top 5 countries producing the most dolls and toys in 2015


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