I need an overview of footwear sales in Asia, plus some details about employment in this industry. Can you get this information?

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Our database has some reports about footwear sales and employment rates in Asia that can meet your needs.  Below are the most recent and relevant.

Report 1 – “Trends in U.S. and Chinese Economic Engagement in Indonesia and Vietnam”, GAO, October 2015.

This study can show the strong commercial relationship between China, Indonesia and Vietnam.  The table below shows that the Chinese importations to Vietnam and Indonesia have increased 10, 2% in the last years.

chinese imports footwear— GAO, October 2015.

This table can also give you an idea of how the market is going in relation with other industries. 

Report 2 – “Shoes and Footwear Market in Japan: Key Research Findings 2014”, Yano Research Institute, May 2015.

This report shows an historic of the size of footwear market in Japan. Among the sports shoes category, multi-purpose shoes are showing favorable sales, because casual shoes have become a trend both for men and women.

“The market has been on the rise not only because imported brands and other expensive products sold well to the wealthy population, middle-income group, and the foreign tourists visiting Japan, but also casual sneakers have become a hit. This tendency is likely to continue, supporting the steadiness of the market to attain 1,387.0 billion yen, 100.9% of the size in the previous fiscal year”.

— Yano Research Institute, May 2015.

Report 3 – “Employment, wages and working conditions in Asia’s garment sector: Finding new drivers of competitiveness”, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, November 2015.

In this report you can find statistics about wage employment split by countries and sex.

“The share of wage employment in garments, textiles and footwear relative to all manufacturing sectors further reveals the industry’s importance for job creation. In Cambodia, where the manufacturing base is considerably less diversified, the share was the largest, at 77 per cent overall and 91.4 per cent for female employees (figure 3, panel C). In Viet Nam and Pakistan, the comparable percentages were 38.8 per cent (54.9 per cent for women) and 46.7 per cent (80.7 per cent for women), respectively.” (pag 23.)

— Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, November 2015.


I hope you find this useful, and can see that there is a lot of useful information available through the portal about the footwear industry. If you have any additional needs or questions about our reports, please feel free to contact us.