NPD Group has released its latest numbers on the global toy market, reporting that sales rose 4.7% to a total of $83.3 billion (in U.S. dollars.) While the U.S. remains the largest market, with sales
of $22 billion, Brazil, Russia, India and China showed growth rates of 13%, and sales in Asia rose 9%. But the U.S., Japan, China, U.K. and France still dominate, reports the Port Washington,
N.Y.-based market research company, accounting for just over 50% of sales.