World Manufacturing Production (Report)

Published on: Tuesday, 08 Mar 2022

Each quarter, UNIDO Statistics publishes a report summarizing current growth trends in world manufacturing production across countries and major sectors. The report evaluates production data, collected and published by National Statistical Offices (NSOs) in UNIDO’s member states. This is the first statistical publication by UNIDO to be released on quarterly data. While a lot of economic research is based on detailed annual statistics on business structure, other international data users, especially policymakers and businesses, require more recent assessments of production trends.
Two years ago, the COVID-19 pandemic coincided with an already weakened global economy, caused, among others, by a resurgence of protectionism and rising trade tensions between large trading economies. The economic crisis continues to impact countries and their manufacturing sectors, which are characterized by seasonal, regional and sectoral differences. Nevertheless, the economic situation has been improving, as many countries are gradually phasing out economic and social restrictions. Global manufacturing production registered a stable year-over-year output growth of 3.3 per cent, following increases of 5.8 per cent and 17.8 per cent, respectively, in the previous two quarters. Manufacturing production in developing and emerging industrial economies (excluding China) registered an annual increase of 4.3 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2021, while industrialized economies (IE) and China reported a growth of 3.2 per cent and 3.1 per cent, respectively. 


This report presents estimates for the fourth quarter of 2021 as well as revised estimates for the third quarter of 2021.

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