61% of survey respondents from the consumer products industry forecast an increase in China operations revenue in 2018. However, more than half of companies reported lower China operation EBIT (earnings before interest and tax) margins compared with their global margins.
The most pressing challenge for consumer product companies is rising labor costs. More than 60% of companies are pessimistic about cost competitiveness and cost levels over the next two years.
Across its 21 data-driven pages, the report focuses on six main areas, including an:
- Executive Summary
- 2018 Performance Snapshot
- Business Climate Challenges and Investment Outlook
- Regulatory Environment
- Policy Perspectives
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