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Table 7 Manufacturing costs of the basic designs: blouse, pants, and sacket

From: Comparisons: women’s garments manufacturing cost survey between Korea and China

Items Pieces Country Low cost Middle cost High cost
N M S.D. T value N M S.D. T value N M S.D. T value
Blouse 500 pieces or less C 22 $3.90 1.72 15.418*** 22 $4.78 2.23 14.510*** 22 $6.08 3.19 12.075***
K 22 $13.56 2.38 22 $15.34 2.59 22 $17.58 3.13
500–1000 pieces or less C 22 $3.61 1.61 15.732*** 22 $4.38 2.08 14.953*** 22 $5.48 3.03 12.210***
K 22 $12.62 2.15 22 $14.16 2.25 22 $16.47 2.94
1000–5000 pieces or less C 22 $3.38 1.58 13.948*** 22 $4.13 2.07 12.624*** 22 $5.21 3.08 10.246***
K 22 $11.32 2.15 22 $12.73 2.43 22 $14.89 3.19
5000–10,000 pieces or less C 22 $3.09 1.50 12.437*** 22 $3.83 1.96 11.648*** 22 $4.93 2.99 9.633***
K 22 $10.31 2.28 22 $11.66 2.46 22 $13.63 3.01
Above 10,000 pieces C 11 $2.91 1.63 7.848*** 11 $3.50 2.21 7.341*** 11 $4.46 3.34 6.492***
K 19 $9.69 2.57 18 $10.75 2.77 18 $12.53 3.19
Mean C   $3.42     $4.14     $5.24   1.00
K   $10.95    $12.32    $14.63  
Pants 500 pieces or less C 22 $4.12 1.78 15.004*** 22 $4.92 2.29 13.670*** 22 $6.12 3.20 11.476***
K 22 $13.20 2.21 22 $14.74 2.47   22 $16.94 3.06
500–1000 pieces or less C 22 $3.84 1.62 15.446*** 22 $4.63 2.15 14.189*** 22 $5.72 3.04 11.705***
K 22 $12.26 1.98 22 $13.75 2.12 22 $15.66 2.57
1000–5000 pieces or less C 22 $3.60 1.61 14.510*** 22 $4.35 2.14 12.847*** 22 $5.42 3.05 10.269***
K 22 $11.25 1.88 22 $12.48 2.06 22 $14.40 2.74
5000–10,000 pieces or less C 22 $3.25 1.50 12.946*** 22 $4.05 2.03 11.955*** 22 $5.11 2.96 9.765***
K 22 $10.14 1.99 22 $11.62 2.17 22 $13.43 2.69
Above 10,000 pieces C 11 $2.73 1.40 9.213*** 11 $3.51 2.01 8.387*** 11 $4.48 3.10 5.271***
K 18 $9.34 2.10 18 $10.72 2.38 18 $11.75 3.87
Mean C   3.64     4.43     5.52   
K   11.31     12.75     14.57   
Jacket 500 pieces or less C 22 $6.91 3.19 12.638*** 22 $7.99 3.88 12.549*** 22 $9.53 4.99 10.939***
K 22 $21.78 4.51 22 $23.86 4.49   22 $26.62 5.36
500–1000 pieces or less C 22 $6.50 2.91 13.323*** 22 $7.43 3.55 13.333*** 22 $8.94 4.89 11.060***
K 22 $20.65 4.04 22 $22.64 4.01   22 $25.18 4.85
1000–5000 pieces or less C 22 $6.12 2.95 12.765*** 22 $7.01 3.55 12.474*** 22 $8.50 4.89 10.337***
K 22 $19.25 3.82 22 $21.18 3.98   22 $23.28 4.58
5000–10,000 pieces or less C 22 $5.74 2.80 11.950*** 22 $6.65 3.43 11.746*** 22 $8.08 4.73 9.981***
K 22 $17.63 3.73 22 $19.47 3.80   22 $21.74 4.34
Above 10,000 pieces C 11 $5.15 2.99 8.162*** 11 $5.87 3.52 8.672*** 11 $7.23 5.18 7.567***
K 18 $17.10 4.24 18 $18.41 3.93   18 $20.56 4.23
Mean C   6.25     7.19     8.68   
K   19.28    21.18     23.57  
  1. * P < 0.05, ** P < 0.01, *** P < 0.001