Chinese lab coats can get to Nigeria at N1,500 as stated above. This is after adding profits and costs in China and then shipping it all the way to Nigeria. Yet, Nigeria can’t compete. How can the Chinese do this? Well, one answer is scale. They are making those lab coats not just for the huge Chinese market of over 1 billion people but for Europe, America and Africa too. To use a similar example — China produced 2.9 billion bras in 2014. One town — Gurao —produced 430 million bras at a rate of 22,000 per day. This is one of the ways China is lifting and supporting the world (sorry).