Minimum Wages in Apparel Manufacturing Countries:

September Update

 

Minimum wages have not changed in the past months, in most low-income countries. They have however been significantly raised where inflation rates have recently rebounded, including in Pakistan or Egypt.

Minimum wages have remained unchanged in most Asian countries in the first eight months of the year, however experiencing a rise in a series of low-income countries around the Mediterranean sea.

Before January 1st, there is still possible to raise minimum wages before the start of the new year.

 

Minimum wage in Cambodia rises to $190 in 2020

 

The minimum wage for workers in the textile, garment and footwear sectors in Cambodia has increased to $190 for 2020The minimum wage for workers in the textile, garment and footwear sectors in Cambodia has increased to $190 for 2020.

In Vietnam and Indonesia, the level of minimum wages is usually announced in advance and updated at the start of the new year.Both countries have experienced a significant rise in their minimum wages in the last years, resulting in a loss of their competitive advantage.

In Bangladesh, the minimum wage has been substantially increased at the end of 2018 for five years.

 

India streamlining complex system

 

In India, new labor law is aimed at simplifying a very complex system with hundreds of minimum wages currently in effect.

Under the new law, authorities may limit the number of minimum wages, as only the skill level and the location will be taken into account.

In China, in the meantime, minimum wages have been raised in Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, and Shanxi, whereas staying unmoved in most other provinces.

 

Egypt

 

Minimum wages have been sharply raised in Egypt for the same reason, with monthly salary up 67% a few months ago, after the local currency has significantly fallen in the past years and inflation rates have rebounded.

The country looks returning to a more stable economic picture, however.

Minimum wages have also been raised in Morocco (+5%) and in Tunisia (+6%), in Macedonia, and in Bulgaria.

 

Minimum wages have significantly increased since January 2015, as reflected by our below data.

 

If taking into account the change in currency values, however, they have slightly dropped in the past months, in US$ terms.

 

Minimum Wages in Apparel Manufacturing Countries

Monthly Minimum Wage in Local Currency Units

 

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Jan 17

Jan 18

Jan 19

Sep 19

.

Monthly Min. Wage每月最低薪金

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LCU Avg. 当地货币

亚洲ASIA

.

.

.

.

孟加拉Bangladesh

5,300

5,300

8,000

8,000

柬埔寨Cambodia

592,000

677,000

715,000

715,000

中国China

1,845

2,000

2,060

2,090

印度India

10,777

10,777

10,777

10,777

印尼Indonesia

2,278,000

2,492,840

2,755,947

2,755,947

老挝Laos

900,000

900,000

1,100,000

1,100,000

缅甸Myanmar

108,000

108,000

144,000

144,000

巴基斯坦Pakistan

14,000

15,000

15,000

17,500

菲律宾Philippines

10,125

10,125

10,125

10,770

斯里兰卡SriLanka

13,500

13,500

13,500

13,500

越南Vietnam

3,165,000

3,370,000

3,550,000

3,550,000

.

欧洲EUROMED

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.

.

.

土耳其Turkey

1,777

2,030

2,021

2,021

黎巴嫩Lebanon

675,000

675,000

675,000

675,000

约旦Jordan

220

220

220

220

埃及Egypt

1,200

1,200

1,200

2,000

摩洛哥Morocco

2,571

2,571

2,571

2,700

突尼西亚Tunisia

338

357

380

403

黑山共和国Montenegro

288

288

288

288

马其顿Macedonia

10,080

12,000

12,000

17,943

波斯尼亚Bosnia

395

395

395

395

克罗地亚Croatia

3,276

3,439

3,439

3,439

罗马尼亚Romania

1,250

1,900

1,900

1,900

保加利亚Bulgaria

460

510

510

560

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