ASEAN’s Role in Manufacturing

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A comprehensive overview of the manufacturing landscape in ASEAN. Learn about the rise of manufacturing in ASEAN, how to assess the potential across industries, ‘where to play’ in ASEAN’s top 5 markets and practical decision frameworks.

Overview, Table of Contents & Sample Pages below


ASEAN is becoming an increasingly attractive destination to invest in manufacturing facilities. While regulations and regional integration continue to evolve, opportunities already exist in markets such as: Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines.

In this report, we examine the rise of manufacturing in ASEAN, assess the potential for manufacturing across industries and provide practical guidance and frameworks to inform manufacturing investment decisions.

What you will learn

  • How ASEAN’s manufacturing landscape has evolved
  • Country overviews of the top 5 ASEAN markets for manufacturing investment
  • Understand the key trends and regulations shaping the regional manufacturing ecosystem

What you will receive

  • Immediate access to the 53-page PDF report
  • Exclusive email updates covering emerging markets business topics
  • Special discounts on future report purchases


Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary3-4
  • Section 1: Rise of Manufacturing in ASEAN5
  •   What Does the Rise of Manufacturing in ASEAN Mean for MNCs?6
  •   ASEAN Playing a Bigger Role in Global Supply Chains7
  •   Manufacturing Likely to Play a Significant Role in ASEAN8
  •   ASEAN Outstrips China in Terms of FDI9
  •   Foreign Direct Investment by APAC Countries Focused on ASEAN10
  •   Four C’s of Driving Foreign Interest in ASEAN11-12
  •   Established and Emerging Manufacturing Hubs Across Industries13
  •   Parts of Production and Assembly Remain a Dominant Feature14
  •   What Should Companies Do as Manufacturing Rises in ASEAN?15
  •   What Changes Should MNCs Expect From the Rise in Manufacturing16
  • Section 2: Assessing Potential for Manufacturing Across Industries17
  •   Planning for the Next Manufacturing Investment: ASEAN or Not?18
  •   Evaluate the Input & Output Needs of the Industry19
  •   Map the Industry to the Input-Output Matrix20
  •   Low Costs: Labor Intensive with High Level of Global Trade21
  •   Domestic Consumables: Labor Intensive + Consumer Proximity22
  •   Regional Durables: Highly Capital Intensive + Regionalized Trade23
  •   Commodity Intermediates: Capital Intensive + Regionalized Consumption24
  •   High Tech: Capital Intensive with High Level of Global Trade25
  •   Matching Operating Conditions by Industry to Country Conditions26
  • Section 3: Location Assessment: ASEAN’s Top Manufacturing Areas27
  •   What is the Ideal Location for a Manufacturing Facility?28
  •   Assessment Criteria: Differentiate Country and Provincial Variables29
  •   FSG’s Country-Level Manufacturing Attractiveness Index30
  •   Map of Southeast Asia’s Manufacturing Footprint31
  •   Malaysia’s Major Five: Manufacturing Concentrated on Western Coast32-33
  •   Thailand’s Industrial Concentration: One Region for Almost All Output34-35
  •   Indonesia’s Single Focus: Java Accounts for 75%+ of Manufacturing36-37
  •   Vietnam’s Dual Industrial Engines: Southeast + Red River Delta38-39
  •   Philippines’ North Highly Industrialized: Luzon Key Focus40-41
  •   Government Incentives Across the Markets42
  • Section 4: Impact of ASEAN Economic Community on Manufacturing43
  •   How will the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Affect Manufacturing?44
  •   Understanding the AEC45
  •   ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement & Investment Agreement46
  •   Harmonization of Standards & Technical Regulations Across ASEAN47
  •   Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)48-49
  •   Infrastructure Development & the ASEAN Single Window50-51
  •   Appendix 1: Method & Variables Used in the Manufacturing Index52
  • About Frontier Strategy Group53

Sample Pages

Manufacturing Likely to Play a Significant Role in ASEAN

Philippines' North Highly Industrialized

Infrastructure Development and the ASEAN Single Window

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