New Delhi: India has secured a place among the world's 10 largest manufacturing countries as the share of major industrialised economies in global factory output fell significantly in the last decade, a UNIDO report said on Wednesday.

Efficient use of energy, helped by enhanced labour productivity and increase in exports of manufactured goods, helped the country secure its position among the top 10 industrial producers.

Even though the country had only 1.8 per cent share in the world manufacturing between 2000 and 2010, India occupies the 9th position among the global leading manufacturing countries.

The country has made significant progress in the use of energy for industrial production. "This is borne out of the fact that in the last 10-years, India's manufacturing output grew by 7 per cent average per annum while industrial energy consumption grew at much lower rate of 3.6 per cent," Chief Statistician of the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) Shyam Upadhyaya.

The US tops the list of 10-top industrial producers followed by China, Japan and Germany. Brazil was at the bottom of the list.

Industrialised countries account for more than two-third of the world industrial output, but the share of developing countries is rising from 20 per cent in 2000 to 32.1 per cent in 2010.

As per the report, in the last decade, share of major industrialised countries such as the US, Japan and Germany in the world manufacturing has fallen.

The report said manufacturing output of three developing countries -- China, Brazil and India -- has grown by almost 10 per cent on an average in the last decade.

(Agencies)