Where in the World? Manufacturing Index 2015

Where in the World? Manufacturing Index 2015


August 2015

Deciding where to locate manufacturing facilities is a longterm decision that businesses often live with for 20-40 years, so getting the location right is critical. While countries from Asia Pacific (APAC) still dominate the top half of our Index, highlighting the importance of the region as a global manufacturing powerhouse, there remains some underlying volatility. Rising labour and operational Costs in China, the world’s largest manufacturer in terms of output are adding to the attractiveness of lower Cost regions with Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam all ranking strongly as a result, the latter topping our Growth Index.

Keywords: Manufacturing, global, costs, APAC, automation

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