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Table 8 Manufacturing costs of detailed designs: blouse, jacket, and pants

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 $5.12 1.87 12.137*** 22 $5.99 2.36 12.217*** 22 $7.27 3.24 10.562***
K 22 $16.58 4.01 22 $18.31 4.10 22 $20.84 5.08
500–1000 pieces or less C 22 $4.85 1.75 12.356*** 22 $5.59 2.18 12.541*** 22 $6.76 2.99 10.586***
K 22 $15.55 3.67 22 $17.11 3.72 22 $19.70 4.89
1000–5000 pieces or less C 22 $4.50 1.76 12.269*** 22 $5.27 2.21 12.403*** 22 $6.45 3.05 10.239***
K 22 $14.50 3.40 22 $16.00 3.41 22 $18.48 4.59
5000–10,000 pieces or less C 22 $4.19 1.75 11.276*** 22 $4.93 2.14 11.662*** 22 $6.12 2.99 9.932***
K 22 $13.39 3.41 22 $14.95 3.42 22 $17.28 4.34
Above 10,000 pieces C 11 $3.93 2.07 6.813*** 11 $4.64 2.46 6.841*** 11 $5.79 3.28 6.325***
K 16 $12.54 3.81 16 $13.86 3.96 16 $15.60 4.35
Mean C   4.58     5.37     6.56   
K   14.62    16.18    18.57  
Pants 500 pieces or less C 22 $4.67 2.02 12.454*** 22 $5.60 2.75 10.328*** 22 $6.51 3.39 10.870***
K 22 $13.95 2.85 22 $15.88 3.77 22 $17.48 3.30
500–1000 pieces or less C 22 $4.33 1.83 13.235*** 22 $5.15 2.48 12.363*** 22 $6.06 3.17 11.364***
K 22 $13.07 2.50 22 $14.57 2.57 22 $16.58 2.97
1000–5000 pieces or less C 22 $4.06 1.77 12.825*** 22 $4.86 2.43 11.899*** 22 $5.81 3.18 10.686***
K 22 $12.02 2.31 22 $13.52 2.40 22 $15.49 2.82
5000–10,000 pieces or less C 22 $3.70 1.63 12.758*** 22 $4.45 2.24 11.738*** 22 $5.37 2.92 10.676***
K 22 $11.04 2.15 22 $12.54 2.33 22 $14.46 2.72
Above 10,000 pieces C 11 $3.23 1.74 8.279*** 11 $3.97 2.40 8.0444*** 11 $4.63 3.02 7.917***
K 17 $10.20 2.41 17 $11.58 2.47 17 $13.41 2.77
Mean C   4.18     4.95     5.85   
K   12.52     13.74     15.62   
Jacket 500 pieces or less C 22 $7.73 3.44 13.135*** 22 $8.59 3.87 13.603*** 22 $10.60 5.60 11.121***
K 22 $24.40 4.85 22 $26.62 4.86 22 $29.53 5.69
500–1000 pieces or less C 22 $7.35 3.10 12.915*** 22 $8.25 3.55 13.213*** 22 $9.77 5.08 11.421***
K 22 $23.04 4.78 22 $25.18 4.85 22 $27.45 5.18
1000–5000 pieces or less C 22 $7.03 3.09 12.286*** 22 $7.89 3.53 12.838*** 22 $9.38 5.03 11.083***
K 22 $21.72 4.68 22 $23.73 4.58 22 $25.87 4.83
5000–10,000 pieces or less C 22 $6.65 2.98 12.240*** 22 $7.49 3.42 12.328*** 22 $8.93 4.84 10.743***
K 22 $20.45 4.37 22 $22.55 4.60 22 $24.63 4.85
Above 10,000 pieces C 11 $5.86 3.12 9.279*** 11 $6.57 3.29 9.828*** 11 $8.10 5.08 8.317****
K 17 $20.05 4.39 17 $21.77 4.38 17 $23.82 4.76
Mean C   7.1     7.97     9.56   
K   21.89    23.98     26.31   
  1. * P < 0.05, ** P < 0.01, *** P < 0.001