2010 Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index

2010 Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index


2010 Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index, a research report from Deloitte’s Global Manufacturing Industry group and the U.S. Council on Competitiveness gathered data from CEOs and senior manufacturing business leaders in late 2009 and early 2010 and represents the first major deliverable of a multi-year initiative by the Council, exploring the issues of policy and capability development necessary for a nation to achieve superior manufacturing competitiveness.

This study provides a unique insight into the new state of 21st century manufacturing. Today, manufacturing spans ideas, products, and services - well beyond the sole production of goods, as in the last 100 years.Key findings

Key findings

The findings of the study confirm that the global competitive landscape for manufacturing is undergoing a transformational shift that will reshape the drivers of economic growth, wealth creation, national prosperity,and national security.

  • Manufacturing is and will continue to be an essential path for attracting investments, spurring innovation, and creating high-value jobs. Developed and emerging nations are in heated competition to create the most compelling opportunities to innovate, build a highly-skilled workforce, and improve standards of living.
  • There is no doubt that the competitiveness of a country’s manufacturing sector is critical to its long-term economic prosperity and growth. A globally competitive manufacturing sector creates a sustainable economic ecosystem, encourages domestic and foreign investment, and improves a country’s balance of payments.

The valuable perspectives offered in this report can serve to further inform the debate that governments and manufacturers must have when making decisions impacting this critical sector and its investments. With a richer dialogue, more favourable outcomes can be achieved for nations wise enough to heed the insights uncovered.