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Why Is China Expensive?

Jan. 30 – A declining labor supply, rising wages and an appreciating currency are among the key reasons production costs are rising fast in China. Increasing land costs and the fact that SMEs find it difficult to obtain capital, are making the situation worse. This article, which is an excerpt from the report “The End of Made-in-China?” published by Silk Road Assoc., examines the top five factors that are pushing up China’s manufacturing costs.

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Report: China and India Most Cost-Competitive Countries

The most cost-competitive countries in the world for doing business are China and India, according to KPMG’s recently released 2012 Competitive Alternatives report. Specifically, the report found that business costs in China and India are a respective 25.8 percent and 25.3 percent lower than the United States. Continue reading

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