On behalf of the eighteen members of the International Council of
Toy Industries, we are pleased to introduce the third 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
this is the third 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