Trend: China is the top exporter of manufactured technology products.
The world's No. 7 economy — and growing fast — exported $180 bil in information and communication devices such as laptops and mobile phones in 2004, surpassing the U.S., with $149 bil, as No. 1, said the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. China, the world's No. 2 computer market, is shifting its supply base from reliance on Europe and the U.S. to Asia.