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China challengers in manufacturing with low cost labour (in one chart)

  • For manufacturing activities not easily replaced by automation or 3D printing, which countries win share from China?
  • Low wages and scale matter most in this segment: We plot wage curve up to China in countries with over 40mn population
  • Labour flexibility, logistics, tariffs, competitive currency, ethics obviously matter as well for manufacturing location

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