Two thirds of all smartphones in 2021 were made in China
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Two-thirds of all smartphones in 2021 were made in China

Counterpoint Technology Market Research evaluated the contribution of different regions to the total production of mobile devices. Most smartphones are still made in China, but China’s share is declining due to a number of factors.

In 2021, 67% of all mobile devices were made in China, which is two-thirds of the global volume. However, this is less than in previous years. The decline is attributed to pandemic-related restrictions and US sanctions against Huawei, which was forced to drastically reduce smartphone production under US pressure.

At the same time, Apple, Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo have increased their production volumes in China, partially offsetting the decline in Huawei device shipments.

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The second largest mobile phone production region is India with a share of around 16%. Here, the production volume has increased by more than 5% compared to 2020, as many companies implement policies of production diversification and build up production of smartphones outside of China.

    Image source: Counterpoint Technology Market Research

Image source: Counterpoint Technology Market Research

In third place is Vietnam with 10%: This number has not changed in the past year. Here, the departure of LG had a negative impact on the production volume. On the other hand, the release of smartphones from Samsung has increased.

This year, global mobile handset production is predicted to fall by 8%. This is due to the current geopolitical situation and high inflation.

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