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May 30, 2015

Bridging infrastructure outsourcing : built in USA made in China

" global outsourcing of  US infrastructure"

The pace of monumental-scale infrastructure construction projects is  set to grow at unprecendented levels. According to WEF global infrastructure demand  is pegged at $4 trillion, more than 83% of global gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to be generated outside the US over the next five years. While insfrastructure outsourcing  is not new, it has picked up pace rapidly .The replacement of  San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridgewith  is an example of global, mega-infrastructure project outsourcing 

For this behemoth $7 billion project.  outsourcing was done at an amazing scale
1)Fabrication of the main structural steel was outsourced to China while  manufacturing  of the seisemic bearing was done by South Korea 
3)Japan forged the world’s first double-cable saddle, which sits atop a 525-foot tower built by the Chinese while england produced the main cables’ bands.  Meanwhile  US handled about 80% of the manufacturing.

March 9, 2015

The Geographical Hubs for Smart Watch Manufacturing : China, Japan and Taiwan control 40% of the Market

The graph shows the geographical distribution of smartwatch companies in 2013, by country.

Though smart watches might be a recent phenomenon.. the idea was not. The idea of smart watches manufacturing hubs has been doing brisk business across Mainland China and Taiwan for quite some time now . While  the digital  wearable market is yet  to take shape Major consumer elctronic brands like LG/Samsung/Sony have been working on related technology and fine tunings its manufacturing processes  to meet the " unprecedented demand" in wearable devices  this year 

 A quick glance  on the " geographic hubs for  smart watch manufacturing" shows  not surprisingly dominated by the Chinese Around 26% smart  watch manufacturer's( OEM's) are based out of China. US comes a close 25%. Taiwan and Japan ( 8% and 7%) ranks 3rd  

August 11, 2014

Construction Machinery Manufacturers Top 10 List : Caterpillar, Komatsu, and Volvo among the top 3

According to the latest china daily report. Caterpillar , Komatsu and Volvo are mong the top 3 Construction Machinery Manufacturers .

The biggest 5  market in the heavy construction machinery  Industry are US, Japan, China, Sweden and Germany

September 9, 2011

The State of American Jobs : Who is Getting Them

THE global recession has hit young workers particularly hard. In the mostly rich countries of the OECD, the youth-unemployment rate (the unemployed as a proportion of the labour force aged 15-24) increased by 4.9 percentage points between 2007 and 2009, to 18.4%. By the second quarter of 2010 it had risen to 19.6%. Young people typically struggle to gain employment and are the first to be laid off; in nine countries more than one in four are now jobless. Spain has the highest youth-unemployment rate, at 42%, more than twice the unemployment rate of adults aged 25-54. In New Zealand, Sweden and Luxembourg, the youth-to-adult unemployment ratio is more than four. Germany has the lowest ratio (1.3), largely thanks to its successful apprenticeship system. The OECD warns that recovery will be slow and forecasts that youth unemployment will still be around 20% by the end of 2011.

July 31, 2011

2011 Global Car Manufacturing Data : Top 5 Trends

Global car sales advanced 5% in the first half of 2011, despite rising headwinds associated with sovereign debt problems in Western Europe, vehicle shortages from Japanese automakers, and increased consumer caution due to near triple-digit oil prices and higher financial market volatility since April.While China is the world’s largest auto market, Russia is posting the strongest gains this year, with first-half sales surging a stronger-than-expected 56% yr/yr.

Car sales in India jumped 15% in the first half of 2011, a growth rate expected to be maintained in coming months, alongside robust economic growth of roughly 8% Car sales in South America have accelerated to a double-digit gain this year — the strongest increase since2007.

Car sales in the United States have moderated to less than an annualized 12 million units in recent months, but will strengthen by September, as Japanese automakers are likely to launch major sales campaigns once their inventories climb to a more normal level of 60 days’ supply.Passenger vehicle sales in Canada advanced 3% y/y in the first half of 2011 and are expected to climb to 1.59 million in 2011 ( source : Scotia  Bank Report )