China beats US to top exporter spot December
2005 – Paris (FRA): China surpassed the US as the world’s largest
exporter of laptop computers, mobile phones and other information and
communications technology (ICT) devices in 2004, according to the
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The
independent economic forum funded by 30 countries said that China
exported $180 billion (£101 billion) worth of ICT goods, compared with
US exports of $149 billion. OECD officials also said that China’s success was likely to continue in 2005, but data would take many months to collect.