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The Top 150 countries contributing to philately, by results of the year 2010

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StampNews.com has prepared its second research dealing with the activity of the post offices – this time from 150 countries - and their contribution in the development of international philately.

This year big changes came over our rating. Though the leader is the same (Japan), now the second place is taken by Malaysia (last year it was France).

Japan and Malaysia are followed by UK, France, Spain, the Marshall Islands, Papua New Guinea, Romania, South Africa and Ukraine.

Peru has considerably raised its position (+119 points), now this country is at the 15th place, the same is for Malaysia (+82 points), which is among the top three. Romania has raised a great deal (+37), which brought it at the 8th place, as well as South Africa(+41) and Ukraine(+51), entered in the top 10.

It’s interesting that top 10 was left by USA, Australia and China. Only three countries –UK, France and Spain - could keep their position in the top 10 from the previous year. China and USA came down considerably. China left 76 points at once. USA moved from the 8th to the 45th place.

Table (top10) 

Position in 2010
Country
Contributing Ranking Index
Position in 2009
Change
1
  Japan
758
1
0
2
  Malaysia
640
84
+82
3
  United Kingdom
625
4
+1
4
  France
600
2
-2
5
  Spain
593
7
+2
6
  Marshall Islands
560
n.a.
n.a.
7
  Papua New Guinea
555
24
+17
8
  Romania
554
45
+37
9
  South Africa
549
50
+41
10
  Ukraine
537
61
+51

 

How this rating has been arrived at:
The Offices were rated by the non-dimensional index characterizing their contribution. It is defined at 60% by the quantity of newly issued stamps in 2010. But not only this: the index is partly formed by the estimation of websites and their internet shops. The index is calculated by the formula:

index(i) = 0.4 х Ai/Amax + 0.6 х Bi/Bmax

where Ai is the integral website and e-shop mark, and Bi is the general quantity of new stamps issued in 2010.All the values were normalized according to the group maximal value.

Here is the full list: Top 150 countries contributing to philately, by results of the year 2010

Position in 2010
Country
Contributing Ranking Index
Position in 2009
Change
1
  Japan
758
1
0
2
  Malaysia
640
84
+82
3
  United Kingdom
625
4
+1
4
  France
600
2
-2
5
  Spain
593
7
+2
6
  Marshall Islands
560
n.a.
n.a.
7
  Papua New Guinea
555
24
+17
8
  Romania
554
45
+37
9
  South Africa
549
50
+41
10
  Ukraine
537
61
+51
11
  Israel
533
23
+12
12
  Isle of Man
531
10
-2
13
  Italy
521
9
-4
14
  Monaco
502
n.a.
n.a.
15
  Peru
500
134
+119
16
  India
498
15
-1
17
  Russia
498
49
+32
18
  Belarus
496
30
+12
19
  Slovenia
488
26
+7
20
  Luxembourg
486
36
+16
21
  Hungary
484
11
-10
22
  Azerbaijan
484
11
+82
23
  South Korea
484
20
-3
24
  Uzbekistan
484
66
+42
25
  Australia
482
5
-20
26
  Hong Kong
482
121
+85
27
  Mexico
480
12
-15
28
  Maldives
478
22
-6
29
  Gibraltar
476
27
-2
30
  Croatia
474
87
+57
31
  Norfolk Island
474
43
+12
32
  Vanuatu
474
105
+73
33
  Philippines
472
3
-30
34
  United Nations
472
51
+17
35
  Liechtenstein
472
64
+29
36
  Macedonia
470
38
+2
37
  Norway
470
35
-2
38
  Singapore
470
25
-13
39
  Belgium
467
73
+34
40
  Estonia
459
48
+8
41
  Malta
457
28
-13
42
  Lithuania
453
34
-8
43
  Vatican
453
67
+24
44
  Slovakia
447
40
-4
45
  USA
445
8
-37
46
  Congo Republic
442
n.a.
n.a.
47
  Austria
439
52
+5
48
  Aland Islands
433
79
+31
49
  Pakistan
433
53
+41
50
  Canada
431
55
+5
51
  Sweden
431
17
-34
52
  St. Pierre and Miquelon
431
n.a.
n.a.
53
  Chile
424
37
-16
54
  Germany
420
56
+2
55
  Serbia
420
21
-34
56
  Czech Republic
414
126
+70
57
  Turkey
406
31
-26
58
  Uruguay
404
29
-29
59
  Ireland
400
63
+4
60
  Mozambique
399
124
+64
61
  New Zealand
398
13
-48
62
  Albania
396
122
+60
63
  Kazakhstan
390
39
-24
64
  Cuba
381
77
+13
65
  Armenia
379
129
+64
66
  Montenegro
379
71
+5
67
  Falkland Islands
379
n.a.
n.a.
68
  Tunisia
377
74
+6
69
  Cyprus
375
76
+7
70
  Bosnia and Herzegovina
373
94
+24
71
  Faeroe Islands
373
46
-25
72
  Namibia
371
47
-25
73
  Vietnam
371
109
36
74
  Thailand
369
62
-12
75
  Finland
367
82
7
76
  Argentina
365
19
-57
77
  Greenland
359
78
1
78
  Jordan
351
92
14
79
  Brazil
346
44
-35
80
  Togo
342
n.a.
n.a.
81
  North Korea
340
n.a.
n.a.
82
  China
332
6
-76
83
  Burkina Faso
324
n.a.
n.a.
84
  Poland
320
60
-24
85
  Iceland
314
33
-52
86
  Taiwan
314
81
-5
87
  French Polynesia
312
32
-55
88
  Algeria
306
91
3
89
  Denmark
306
68
-21
90
  New Caledonia
297
69
-21
91
  Portugal
295
18
-73
92
  Indonesia
295
70
-22
93
  French Southern and Antarctic
Territories
291
58
-35
94
  Latvia
289
72
-22
95
  Ascension Island
287
133
38
96
  Botswana
285
99
3
97
  Guernsey
283
14
-83
98
  Bolivia
265
57
-41
99
  Fiji
265
83
-16
100
  Jersey
254
16
-84
101
  Greece
252
86
-15
102
  St. Lucia
250
n.a.
n.a.
103
  Moldova
248
80
-23
104
  The Netherlands
246
107
3
105
  Sri Lanka
242
65
-40
106
  Mali
236
113
7
107
  Kosovo
232
110
3
108
  St Helena
224
90
-18
109
  Syria
215
127
18
110
  Dominican Republic
211
88
-22
111
  Gambia
209
123
12
112
  Morocco
207
42
-70
113
  Venezuela
205
102
-11
114
  Ecuador
203
103
-11
115
  Barbados
199
114
-1
116
  Palestinian National Authority
(Gaza Strip and West Bank)
199
140
24
117
  Lebanon
197
116
-1
118
  United Arab Emirates
191
130
12
119
  Bermuda
191
41
-78
120
  Costa Rica
189
115
-5
121
  Nepal
189
n.a.
n.a.
122
  Bangladesh
187
96
-26
123
  Guatemala
185
75
-48
124
  Saudi Arabia
183
101
-23
125
  Iran
180
89
-36
126
  Anguilla
178
100
-26
127
  Switzerland
172
59
-68
128
  Bulgaria
170
54
-74
129
  Kenya
170
95
-34
130
  San Marino
162
n.a.
n.a.
131
  Bhutan
154
119
-12
132
  Oman
143
137
5
133
  South Georgia
141
n.a.
n.a.
134
  Senegal
139
138
4
135
  Tajikistan
135
108
-27
136
  Uganda
135
n.a.
n.a.
137
  Egypt
131
98
-39
138
  Solomon Islands
127
n.a.
n.a.
139
  Bahamas
125
131
-8
140
  Trinidad & Tobago
123
120
-20
141
  Tanzania
121
118
-23
142
  Comoros
119
85
-57
143
  Swaziland
115
117
-26
144
  Honduras
113
n.a.
n.a.
145
  Qatar
111
112
-33
146
  Georgia
111
n.a.
n.a.
147
  Lesotho
109
n.a.
n.a.
148
  Cambodia
107
97
-51
149
  Cape Verde
107
135
-14
150
  British Virgin Islands
103
n.a.
n.a.

 

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