Hourly manufacturing labor wages across Asia compared to rates in developed economies

By Staff

Some shifts are taking place in manufacturers relocating operations and supply chains to less expensive countries even thought its costly and risky when moving production.

Electronics OEMs and contract EMS manufacturing PCB assembly providers are impacted by tariffs, the rising costs of materials, land and labor combined with more strict environmental regulations and compliance for hardware manufacturing.


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Manufacturing v. minimum wage labor rates for select nations in Asia (USD/hour)

With the ongoing trade dispute at the time of publishing this article, other Asian economies could benefit at China’s expense. But China’s scale means it is unlikely to be displaced as an important player in the global supply chain. (Read: Mexico hourly manufacturing rate v China)

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