Outlook on Light Manufacturing in China: October 2015

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The below is a sample of Cascade Asia Advisor’s monthly report on light manufacturing across emerging Asia, available for purchase through the Asia Briefing bookstore. The report is a 4-5 page executive-ready assessment and outlook designed to help companies anticipate labor risks and dynamics across key manufacturing countries in Asia. Countries of coverage include Cambodia, China, Indonesia and Vietnam.


Guangdong: The provincial government recently announced its plan echoing the central government’s strategy to focus on securing advanced equipment for manufacturing industries, highlighting its determination for industrial transformation and upgrade. A lack of future government support could increase the level of challenges facing Guangdong’s shoe manufacturers and further undermine their confidence.

Zhejiang: The provincial government recently announced a plan to reset the benchmark ratio of employer’s payment to employee’s work injury insurance for 8 industries. Under the new plan effective October 1, the contribution ratio for employers as a percentage of the employee’s gross monthly wage in the following industries are:

  • Industry Type 1: Public organizations and finance industry – 0.2-0.3%
  • Industry Type 2: Services industries – 0.2-0.6%
  • Industry Type 3: Food manufacturing, telecommunications – 0.35-1.05%
  • Industry Type 4: Textile, automobile, hardware manufacturing – 0.45-1.35%
  • Industry Type 5: Forestry, transportation, paper production – 0.55-1.65%
  • Industry Type 6: Fishery, chemical engineering, construction – 0.65-1.95%
  • Industry Type 7: Oil and gas mining – 0.8-2.4%
  • Industry Type 8: Coal mining – 0.95-2.85%

Fujian: Nothing to report.


Cascade Asia Advisors is a boutique advisory firm focused on Southeast Asia. They help businesses anticipate risk and make better decisions using forward-looking, localized intelligence. For information about developments mentioned in this report, please contact them at info@cascadeasia.com.

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