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Gain and share insight in effective sourcing and procurement from emerging markets.

Market Surveys

 

Sourcing Opportunities in Brazil
Brazil, South America’s largest economy showed a sluggish growth in the third quarter of 2014. Economic activity recorded zero growth in November and industrial production contracted in the same month. However, low commodity prices are expected to weigh on export revenues. The economy is expected grow faster in 2015.
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Sourcing Opportunities in Turkey
With the rise in costs and currency valuation in China, Turkey has become an attractive sourcing destination for many product categories. Please click on following link to get a better perspective on sourcing opportunities in Turkey.
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Sourcing Opportunities in Bangladesh
With the rise in costs and currency valuation in China, Bangladesh has become the major sourcing destination for Textiles and Garments. Please click on following link to get a better perspective on sourcing opportunities in Bangladesh.
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Sourcing Opportunities in Myanmar
Following the political opening of the country, Myanmar has become the new frontier emerging market. Do discover what sourcing opportunities are available please click on the following link.
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Sourcing Opportunities in Malaysia
Malaysia, a middle-income country, has transformed itself since the 1970s from a producer of raw materials into an emerging multi-sector economy. Although the current administration is working on increasing the domestic demand and reducing heavy reliance on exports, exports – particularly of electronics, oil and gas, palm oil and rubber – remain a significant driver of the economy. As an oil and gas exporter, Malaysia has profited from higher world energy prices, although the rising cost of domestic gasoline and diesel fuel, combined with strained government finances, has forced Kuala Lumpur to begin to reduce government subsidies.
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Sourcing Opportunities in South Africa
South Africa is the largest economy of Africa and offers great sourcing opportunities; please download our latest white paper if you are interested in finding out what sourcing benefits might be available to you.
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Sourcing Opportunities in Ethiopia
Ethiopia is the new frontier country when it comes to Textile sourcing. Please download the Ethiopia Sourcing White Paper if you want to find out about how you might benefit from this new emerging country.
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Sourcing Opportunities in China
China is the world’s second largest economy by nominal GDP and one of world’s export powerhouses offering un-rivaled cost saving potential as a global sourcing and manufacturing centre due to its abundant low cost skilled labour force, low cost raw materials, excellent infrastructure system and a large and sophisticated manufacturing base.
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Sourcing Opportunities in Indonesia
Indonesia is one of the largest economies in Southeast Asia and is one of the emerging market economies of the world and  a member of G-20 major economies. The impact of the recent global economic crisis on the Indonesian economy is relatively limited compared to other countries in the region.
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Trends in Asian Sourcing from Brazilian companies
The economy is truly globalising and the BRIC countries are increasing their share of world trade. To measure the trends in intra-trade between the BRIC countries, Dragon Sourcing initiated a survey with Brazilian companies to evaluate sourcing trends between Brazilian companies and Asian suppliers with a special focus on China Download Now >>

Sourcing Opportunities in Vietnam
Vietnam emerges as an attractive low cost country source offering an alternative to China in an increasing number of supply markets.
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China Go West Sourcing
Under increasing price pressure along the east coast of China, companies are exploring opportunities to source from more remote provinces in in Western China.
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Latin America Sourcing
Report details the key drivers for companies sourcing from Latin American markets and especially Brazil.
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Events held quarterly where procurement professionals focus on a topic of interest followed by a Q&A session and an open debate.
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