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The Facts about Production Costs and Labor Rates in China


Written by James Cissel, Staff Writer/ Researcher at the Shenzhen-based China Sourcing Information Center (CSIC), this whitepaper is designed to address the topic of what international buyers need to know about the costs of labor in China.

Target Audience

Buyers sourcing or interested in sourcing from China. Foreign manufacturers in China.

About the Publisher

Founded in 2010, the China Sourcing Information Center (CSIC) is a not-for-profit organization that exists to educate, develop, and advance the China sourcing profession. Support from corporate sponsors and donations from individuals help keep the following services available to the public free of charge:

  • China Sourcing eMagazine
  • China Sourcing Conferences/Seminars
  • Ask the Experts Service
  • Video Tutorials
  • Sourcing Blogs

Table of Contents

  • Summary
  • What international buyers need to know about the costs of labor in China
  • Doom and gloom for China Sourcing? Hardly
  • Price vs. Cost
  • Tap the domestic market
  • Conclusion
  • References


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“Production Costs and Labor Rates for China Sourcing Projects”

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