On behalf of the twenty-one members
of the International Council of Toy Industries,
we are pleased to introduce the second edition of
World Toy Facts and Figures.
This booklet has been prepared
to provide individuals, governments
and their agencies, as well as
other interested groups, with information
about the worldwide toy industry.
Although ICTI was formed in 1974,
this is the second year that we have been able
to collect significant data on worldwide toy sales.
We are indebted to the NPD Group
for their work on our behalf.
As more and more people begin to prosper
and afford toys for their children,
toy business throughout the world becomes
more significant. The members of ICTI
who are toy associations representing virtually
all of the toy producing and toy consuming countries
recognize their obligations to the public.
We have a responsibility to supply both safe
and reliable products, market our products in a fair
and open manner and produce our products
under ethical manufacturing conditions.
David A. Miller
International Council of Toy Industries