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Table 9 Basic design: estimated manufacturing cost and differences in 2018

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

Cost level Items Country Average cost in 2013 Cost difference in 2013 Ratio *Ratio A (Cost/GDP) **Estimated cost in 2018 Estimated cost difference in 2018 Differences ratio (= difference cost of 2018/2013) (%)
Low Blouse C $3.42 $7.53 1.00 0.00052 5.13 $10.1 34.1
K $10.95 3.20 0.00046 15.23
Pants C $3.64 $7.67 1.00 0.00055 5.43 $10.13 32.1
K $11.31 3.10 0.00047 15.56
Jacket C $6.25 $13.03 1.00 0.00095 9.37 $17.45 33.9
K $19.28 3.08 0.00081 26.82
Middle Blouse C $4.14 8.18 1.00 0.00063 6.21 11.01 34.6
K $12.32 2.97 0.00052 17.22
Jacket C $4.43 8.32 1.00 0.00067 6.61 10.94 31.5
K 12.75 2.87 0.00053 17.55
Pants C $7.19 13.99 1.00 0.00109 10.75 18.72 33.8
K $21.18 2.94 0.00089 29.47
High Blouse C $5.24 9.39 1.00 0.00080 7.89 12.31 31.1
K $14.63 2.87 0.00061 20.20
Pants C 5.52 9.05 1.00 0.00084 8.29 11.91 31.6
K 14.57 2.64 0.00061 20.20
Jacket C $8.68 14.89 1.00 0.00132 13.02 19.76 32.7
K $23.57 2.72 0.00099 32.78