Originally Posted by gale
Where are the other brands of markers made? Are there any of the others that are made in Japan?
I believe ShinHan Touch Twins are made in Seoul, Korea. The US dollar is traded much more favorably against the South Korean Won
$1 USD will buy 1.19 South Korean Won. So It takes about 20% LESS US Dollars to buy something priced in the Won
Where $1 USD will only buy 77 yen. It takes 23% MORE in US dollars to buy something priced in the Yen.
That difference really hurts us
The Chinese currency is the Yuan Renminbi ( RMB) . By comparison the conversion rate for the USD to the RMB is $1 = 6.30 RMB
So it cost 16 ¢ ( In RMB) to buy a product in China that is valued at $1 here.