There were 9.3 million workers in Vietnam’s manufacturing sector in 2017. Photo: EPA-EFE

Indonesia, Malaysia to benefit with Vietnam struggling to cope with China trade war exodus

  • Rising land and labour costs, bottlenecks at ports, traffic jams on roads and diminishing manufacturing capacity are leading to saturation in parts of Vietnam
  • Other parts of Asia, including Malaysia and Batam in Indonesia, emerge as alternative manufacturing hubs to Vietnam
Topic |   Vietnam

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There were 9.3 million workers in Vietnam’s manufacturing sector in 2017. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Cissy Zhou

Cissy Zhou

Cissy joined the SCMP in 2019. Prior to that, she has been a producer at BBC News and investigative reporter at CaiXin Media. She is interested in China's politics and economy.

Finbarr Bermingham

Finbarr Bermingham

Finbarr Bermingham has been reporting on Asian trade since 2014. Prior to this, he covered global trade and economics in London. He joined the Post in 2018, before which he was Asia Editor at Global Trade Review and Trade Correspondent for the International Business Times.