Survey: Top ranked China manufacturing alternatives for supply chain relocation

By Staff

Many say Vietnam and Malaysia are primary benefactors of the US-China trade war. Using machine learning to analyze big data, combined with survey techniques, ASEAN manufacturing locations identified as alternatives to China for relocating supply chains, and ranked by [survey] popularity by the economics team at J.P. Morgan (June 2019), presented below, from top to bottom in order of seemingly most desirable, we present these nations as follows:

  • Vietnam
  • Malaysia
  • Indonesia
  • Philippines
  • Cambodia
  • Thailand

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The chart below reveals China domestic value-added content of manufacturing imports, based on China’s top 10 trading partners, as a share of China’s total value added embodied in imports.

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