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Competitive Alternatives is KPMG’s guide to comparing international business locations in mature and high growth markets.
The 2012 study is the most thorough comparison of international business locations ever undertaken by KPMG, and contains valuable information for any company locating international business operations. New in 2012 is the addition of the BRIC countries—Brazil, Russia, India, and China—to the study.
Competitive Alternatives 2012 is an expansion and update of previous KPMG publications, and measures the combined impact of 26 significant business cost components that are most likely to vary by location. The study also compares data on a variety of non-cost competitiveness factors. The study examines 19 industry operations in 14 countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Competitive Alternatives contains a wealth of information on international business locations and costs. To get started, you can:
In addition to the main Competitive Alternatives 2012 study, a separate special report, Competitive Alternatives 2012 Special Report: Focus on Tax, has also been released on September 25, 2012. This report specifically assesses the general tax competitiveness of the 14 study countries, with an emphasis on tax costs in 55 major international cities.
For more information about KPMG in study countries, see a list of international KPMG contacts.